2008 Out of One Election into Another: Gregoire Slightly Ahead of Rossi.
posted by November 8 at 11:27 AMon
The UW did a poll on Gov. Christine Gregoire vs. Dino Rossi late last month. “If the election were held today…”
Here’s what they found:
Meanwhile, Gregoire has a 12 percent advantage west of the Cascades. Rossi has a 16 percent advantage east of the Cascades.
The poll also found that Gregoire has a 63 percent approval rating, which seems weird given how close Rossi’s on her heels.
Here’s the explanation. That 63 percent approval is broken down like this: 25 percent strongly approve, 38 percent somewhat approve, 14 percent somewhat disapprove, 16 percent strongly disapprove, 6 percent don’t know. So, the researchers explain, her support is soft.
Indeed, last year they had her “strong approval” at 28.