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Friday, October 12, 2007

Re: Lukewarm Warm

posted by on October 12 at 11:20 AM

Well, some Seattle voters may be “all hot for Obama,” but apparently that love-fest doesn’t carry across the entire state.
A survey of Washington State voters conducted last week by pollsters Strategic Vision shows a strong preference for NY Senator Hillary Clinton over her main challenger, Illinois Senator Barack Obama for the Democratic presidential nomination.
The poll, conducted October 5 through 7th queried 800 “likely voters” around the state and disputes the conventional wisdom that Obama leads Clinton as the preferred candidate in Washington, despite recent news reports of a big fundraising lead for the Obama campaign:

When Democratic voters were asked their preferences for the 2008 Presidential nomination, New York Senator Hillary Clinton led with 48%; Illinois Senator Barack Obama received 22% former North Carolina Senator John Edwards received 10%; New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson received 5%; Delaware Senator Joseph Biden received 3%; Connecticut Senator Christopher Dodd 1%; Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich 1%; and 10% were undecided.
When Democratic voters were asked what they most looked for in a presidential candidate, charisma, experience, or ideology, 36% selected experience; 30% selected ideology; 18% said charisma; and 16% were undecided.”

On the GOP side, identified Republican voters indicated a weak plurality for former NY Hizzoner, Rudy Giuliani (37%), followed by late-entry codger Fred Thompson (20%), and a neck-and-neck race for third place between former MA Gov Mitt Romney (11%) and AZ Senator John McCain (10%).
Other survey responses show mixed support for Governor Christine Gregoire (48% approval versus 44% disapproval; 8% undecided), as well as a much closer potential 2008 rematch between the Gov and prospective GOP challenger Dino Rossi (47% to 45% support respectively).
Not surprisingly Washington voters took a decidedly dim view of President Bush’s overall job performance (20% approval; 69% disapproval), with a 71% negative response to his handling of the Iraq War against 19% approval.

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1

Aren't you kind of avoiding President Gore?

I think he's number one in our local polls, and that most of his supporters also support Obama (as Pres if Al doesn't run, as VP if he does).

Posted by Will in Seattle | October 12, 2007 11:41 AM
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Yessss! This poll kicks ass!

Not that they Slog polls aren't super duper scientific and everything.

Will, if most of the Gore supporters also support Obama, and Obama gets 22% to Hills' 48%, care to extrapolate what that says about Gore support among general WA Dems?

Posted by Big Sven | October 12, 2007 11:54 AM
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ps- Will, in which local polls is Gore the front runner? You don't mean Slog polls, do you?

Posted by Big Sven | October 12, 2007 11:55 AM
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FWIW, Strategic Vision is an overtly Republican polling firm.

Posted by N in Seattle | October 12, 2007 12:27 PM
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Who cares # 4! I'm just happy that there are less people in this state voting for a person just cuz he's balck! Blacketty, black ,black! Yah I said it! he's ignorant, misinformed and INEXPERIENCED!!! HaHA N****R LOVERS!

Posted by Clayton | October 12, 2007 12:40 PM
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@2 - it says that Red Bushies lie even when they don't need to.

Posted by Will in Seattle | October 12, 2007 12:54 PM
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http://www.theolympian.com/campaigntrail/story/241911.html

For an analysis of the Gov's race #'s. Bottom line: despite the top lines, Rossi's in deep shit.

Posted by vito | October 12, 2007 2:42 PM
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RE the gov's polling #'rs:
If the voters do not get a wealth of access to facts about Dino then this race will again be close. I do not think this mistake will be made in 08. Also, these poll #'rs also reflect a general dissatisfaction with the job government in general is doing. As people are reeducated about which of governments shortcomings are federal government responsibilities, the numbers will go up for the Gov. Finally, once the Gov shifts into campaign mode and the huge achievements she has made are brought into view, her #'rs will go up.

Posted by Particle Man | October 12, 2007 2:46 PM
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Lol, not likely. Red Bushies are STARTING 20 to 22 points down in polls nationwide.

Rossi needs to hire more spin to churn out more lies from his fake foundation.

Posted by Will in Seattle | October 12, 2007 4:24 PM

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