Even the Republican-bent pollster Strategic Vision believes the state will go for Democratic U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell in tomorrow’s elections. Results of a three-day (Nov. 2-4) poll of 800 Washingtonians (46 percent Democrats, 37 percent Republican and 17 percent independent) favor Cantwell by 53 percent over Republican Mike McGavick (42 percent, with five percent undecided). That's a three-point increase over a poll taken a week earlier, which may be, well, conservative. A McClatchy/MSNBC Poll puts the spread at an almost insurmountable 54 percent to 38 percent, Cantwell.
As with earlier polls, 60 percent of the respondents also gave thumbs down to the so-called job George Bush is doing. And 68 percent backed a quick pullout from Iraq within six months.
Democratic voters, asked their preferences for the 2008 Presidential nomination, favored Hillary Clinton by 32 percent, giving Al Gore 23 percent. On the GOP side, Rudy Giuliani received 42 percent and John McCain 23 percent.
A hypothetical 2008 gubernatorial repeat match-up between Christine Gregoire and Dino Rossi favors Rossi by 51 percent. Isn’t that the way the last one turned out? Complete poll.