What’s the cost to taxpayers for Patty Murray’s 911 call to Obama and Biden?
Democrats are hitting the panic button in Washington State as the race between Democratic Senator Patty Murray and Republican challenger Dino Rossi narrows down to the nail-biter many of us knew it would be. How much is Murray’s eleventh-hour 911 call to Pres. Barack and First Lady Michelle Obama and Vice Pres. Joe Biden costing taxpayers? After already receiving two visits from the executive branch’s | Read More »
Fresh Washington Volatility
I still have the Washington Senate race as one of the four closest, despite Republican Dino Rossi taking a decent lead over Democrat Patty Murray in recent polling. This is why: both candidates have been capable of rattling off good polls, and one new result at any time can come out in favor of either candidate.
My list of the four closest Senate races
Later today I will find out what my Senate projection says are the four closest Senate races are, but for now, here are what I think those four currently are, and the latest polling on each: Illinois between Democrat Alexi Giannoulias and Republican Mark Kirk, Nevada between Republican Sharron Angle and Democrat Harry Reid, Washington between Democrat Patty Murray and Republican Dino Rossi, and West | Read More »
, alexi giannoulias
, Dino Rossi
, Fox News
, Harry Reid
, joe manchin
, John Raese
, Mark Kirk
, Patty Murray
, public policy polling
, Pulse Opinion Research
, Real Clear Politics
, Sharron Angle
, West Virginia
Meet Suzan Delbene (D CAND, WA-08).
I haven’t really been paying attention to this particular race – it’s admittedly one of the few where the Republican incumbent (David Reichert) isn’t quite safe, but then again, it’s a bad year to be a Democratic challenger* – but I got tipped off to what appears to be a bit of a vetting problem with Dave’s challenger (one Suzan-with-a-Z Delbene). And, yes, if I’m | Read More »
Yes, Washington is tied again
Back when Democrat Patty Murray got several good polls all at once, taking nearly double digit leads over Republican Dino Rossi in the Washington Senate race, I didn’t think it was a fundamental shift of public opinion. I called it a “good week,” and when her leads dropped, I said the race was returning to a tie. The new Rasmussen suggests I was right and | Read More »
Checking in on Washington
I’m sensing great interest in recent Washington polling. The Elway Poll I’m going to ignore for now, as I’ve picked it apart in the past, and Real Clear Politics had a note on it as well, so I’ll look more closely at the new Rasmussen Reports poll, which shows Democrat Patty Murray retaking the lead from Republican Dino Rossi.
Didier Behaves Like Those He Campaigned Against
In Delaware, Mike Castle is refusing to endorse Christine O’Donnell. In Florida, Bill McCollum is flirting with the Democrats. In Alaska, Lisa Murkowski is considering going write-in to cling to power. These are the faces of the establishment. They have been beaten and then took their footballs off the field. Clint Didier ran against the establishment. He ran against people like that. But it wasn’t | Read More »
Dino Rossi’s lead confirmed
When the first major post-primary poll came out for the Washington Senate race, some questioned whether it was skewed toward Republican Dino Rossi over Democrat Patty Murray, or if it was simply an outlier. But now we have confirmation that Rossi does appear to have a lead at this point, though perhaps not as large as SurveyUSA showed.
The mother of all unity bounces in Washington
In the Washington Senate primary, those candidates with an expressed preference for Democrats combined for 48.7% of the vote, with Patty Murray leading at 46.4%. Those candidates preferring Republicans combined for 49.7%, with Dino Rossi on top at 33.3%. And yet, looking at SurveyUSA’s poll, Republicans are coming out of the primary energized and unified, Democrats are depressed, and Independents are ready to try someone | Read More »
Battleground Senate Poll
From Unlikely Voter: In an open and credited aping of the Greenberg Quinlan Rosner House battleground polls, Public Opinion Strategies has conducted a massive Senate battleground poll. Politico has for us the summary and 150 pages of gory, numerical details. I’m going to see what sense I can make of it.
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, Public Opinion Strategies
Sen. Murray Needs Reality Check On Card Check
With Washington’s unemployment rate hovering near 9%, workers and small businesses in the state need advocates in Congress who will stand with them as opposed to special interests promoting a job-killing agenda. But unfortunately, just the opposite is true in The Evergreen State. Senator Patty Murray has decided the union boss agenda supplants the concerns of employees and employers in her state. Murray supports radical | Read More »
Meet David Castillo (R CAND, WA-03).
David’s one of the candidates running for the open seat at WA-03 (as you remember, current incumbent Brian Baird cut and run last year). The primary hasn’t happened yet, and as Washington state has the top two primary candidates advance to the general election regardless of party affiliation, the race is not yet really settled. We talked about that – and phosphates – today: David’s | Read More »
Meet Dick Muri (R CAND, WA-09).
Dick is is the front-runner for the Republican nomination opposing Adam Smith, who has been in the 9th district seat for about a decade – and whose ‘moderate’ credentials are rapidly abrading against his votes for both cap-and-trade and Obamacare. We talked with Dick about how he’s planning to win this seat: Dick’s site is here. Moe Lane
Rossi Ties Murray
It’s the weekend, so I will be brief, but I saw this poll and thought I’d mention it: After so many polls showing him competitive or even close, Dino Rossi has registered a tie with Patty Murray in the Washington Senate race.
Murray losing ground
The Elway Poll has updated us on the Washington Senate race. And while the Republicans have yet to decide who will be the standard bearer against Patty Murray, Dino Rossi is getting all the attention. That said, Elway shows Murray below 50 against all leading Republicans, who each gained 6-8 points against her.