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Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Paper Chase

posted by on October 24 at 9:12 AM

Maybe Mike McGavick would be polling better if more people in Washington State owned newspapers.

In Washington, incumbent Democratic Sen. Maria Cantwell has increased her sizable lead over Republican challenger Mike McGavick. She now leads by 15 percentage points, 52 percent to 37 percent, with 8 percent undecided. Last month, she led by 10 percentage points (50 percent to 40 percent).

Which means, kids, that Rick Santorum has more support in PA, where Casey leads Santorum by just 12 points, than Mike McGavick has in WA. Stick a fork him, Frank, he’s done. And if the Dems have any spine at all they’ll hike your estate tax after this.

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third parties getting 3 percent, or not included in the polling?

Posted by wf | October 24, 2006 9:32 AM

Thank god. I was scared when they were polling even.

Posted by chris | October 24, 2006 9:50 AM

McGavick is right in line with Harris' polling numbers in Florida. Quite an accomplishment in itself. And, he's widely considered the best candidate the Repubs have had in years. Wow.

Posted by David in Wedgwood | October 24, 2006 10:20 AM

I hate Maria Cantwell for her insincerity and the fact that she shaped her entire being to become a politician, but Matt Taibbi's article ended any doubt that I'd vote for her rather than leaving that spot blank. I just want to humiliate the GOP now.

Posted by Gitai | October 24, 2006 10:35 AM

Gitai, I think such characteristics in the former mirror the general characteristics of the Dem party at large and are a large reason why the latter has retained power for so long.

I wanted the latter gone, but until the Dems do away with such characteristics, it's gonna be very difficult.

Posted by Gomez | October 24, 2006 10:52 AM

Hey. The theory behind The Times' motives makes perfect sense except for one thing.

Can someone tell me how Cantwell losing to McGavick would cause the the estate tax initiative to pass?

Posted by elenchos | October 24, 2006 6:26 PM

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