A poll released today by Public Policy Polling shows Republican Rob McKenna taking a 43-40 lead over Democrat Jay Inslee in the race for Washington's governor's mansion, while an initiative to legalize marijuana and a referendum to legalize same-sex marriage lead 50-37 and 51-42 respectively. The poll surveyed 1,073 Washington voters between June 14-17, and has a margin of error of +/-3.0 percent.
The gubernatorial numbers are almost exactly the same as the 42-40 margin McKenna held in the Elway Poll released yesterday. So it's safe to say that Inslee has narrowed the gap. And while the numbers appear to look encouraging for both marijuana and gay marriage, it is way too early in the process for supporters to feel confident. Money and message will be decisive in both ballot measures, so don't be surprised to see a lot of movement in both.