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McKenna opens 9-point lead on Inslee in governor's race (WA ping)
The Seattle Times ^ | February 14, 2012 | Jim Brunner

Posted on 02/14/2012 7:20:07 PM PST by Clintonfatigued

Continuing an early trend in Washington's 2012 governor's race, a new Elway poll finds Republican Attorney General Rob McKenna with a 9-point lead over Democratic Congressman Jay Inslee.

The poll, conducted last week, found 45 percent of respondents would "definitely" or "probably" vote for McKenna, compared with 36 percent for Inslee.

Pollster Stuart Elway notes one "ominous" sign for Inslee in the poll data: the proportion of voters with a negative impression of him (22 percent) is nearly equal to those with a positive impression (28 percent).

By contrast, McKenna has a 3 to 1 ratio of positive to negative impression among voters surveyed.

(Excerpt) Read more at seattletimes.nwsource.com ...


TOPICS: Washington; Campaign News; Polls; State and Local
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1 posted on 02/14/2012 7:20:12 PM PST by Clintonfatigued
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To: sionnsar; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Impy; GOPsterinMA; randita

Some good news out on the Pacific coast.


2 posted on 02/14/2012 7:22:36 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (A chameleon belongs in a pet store, not the White House)
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To: Clintonfatigued

The November elections in Washington are going to be a bloodbath for the Dems, after the despicable act they just pulled. Vote them ALL out!!!


3 posted on 02/14/2012 7:27:25 PM PST by fwdude
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To: Clintonfatigued

20 points is not nearly enough! King County ballot boxes will mysteriously appear late on election night that will just push the vote to the Democrats.

Imagine.

Oldplayer


4 posted on 02/14/2012 7:41:05 PM PST by oldplayer
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To: Baynative

Looks like good news. I pray it holds.


5 posted on 02/14/2012 7:42:56 PM PST by Spunky
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To: Baynative

Washington state ping


6 posted on 02/14/2012 7:44:07 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (A chameleon belongs in a pet store, not the White House)
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To: Clintonfatigued

McKenna is a corrupt SOB. Only slightly less corrupt than Gregoire, with just a few better social and fiscal differences.

Gregoire will do nothing to help Inslee since she owes too many favors to McKenna.

The real reason McKenna did not go after vote fraud in the first Gregoire Rossi race wa because if he had actually done his job, he knew he could never be elected governor.


7 posted on 02/14/2012 7:45:24 PM PST by SeaHawkFan
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To: fwdude

I sure hope so. But I’ve heard many comments from young people that suggest the homo marriage vote is not a big deal to them and they wonder why it is controversial at all. Very disheartening to those of us who grew up in an era when morality was taught.


8 posted on 02/14/2012 7:50:19 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture (Could be worst in 40 years))
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To: Spunky; Just Lori; Libertina; Lexinom; horatio; freebird5850; Horatio Gates; Ramius; ...
WA Ping

Lets hope for the momentum to hold for 8 more months.

9 posted on 02/14/2012 7:55:00 PM PST by Baynative (Please check this out - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFIcZkEzc8I)
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To: Clintonfatigued

“Some good news out on the Pacific coast.”

We’ll see. Republicans always seem to be competitive in WA, right until the votes are cast.

Maybe those stupid mail-in ballots are are the reason?


10 posted on 02/14/2012 8:41:56 PM PST by BobL (I don't care about his past - Santorum will BRING THE FIGHT to Obama)
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To: steve86

“I sure hope so. But I’ve heard many comments from young people that suggest the homo marriage vote is not a big deal to them and they wonder why it is controversial at all. Very disheartening to those of us who grew up in an era when morality was taught.”

That’s the point. Kids simply aren’t taught things like being gay is the single biggest health risk a man can take - far worse than smoking.


11 posted on 02/14/2012 8:43:15 PM PST by BobL (I don't care about his past - Santorum will BRING THE FIGHT to Obama)
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To: BobL
Neither was I taught that. I was taught it is WRONG.
12 posted on 02/14/2012 8:51:08 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture (Could be worst in 40 years))
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To: steve86

“Neither was I taught that. I was taught it is WRONG.”

Good point...but some facts can help also.


13 posted on 02/14/2012 9:03:29 PM PST by BobL (I don't care about his past - Santorum will BRING THE FIGHT to Obama)
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To: BobL

I’ve read that many voters in Washington state are angry with the legislature now and that some of those angry voters are registered Democrats. Many feel the legislature and Governor overstepped their bounds yesterday and that wasn’t the reason voters voted for them. Any chance it could backfire?


14 posted on 02/14/2012 9:24:03 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (A chameleon belongs in a pet store, not the White House)
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To: Clintonfatigued
"Any chance it could backfire?"

All I can say is if it doesn't we have gone completely over the edge.

15 posted on 02/14/2012 9:46:20 PM PST by Spunky
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To: fwdude

I don’t know about “bloodbath,” but the arrogant way that Democrats shoved same-sex “marriage” down the people’s throats will motivate conservatives (and moderates, for that matter) to turn out for Republican candidates that may not generate much excitement by themselves.


16 posted on 02/15/2012 4:54:18 AM PST by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: AuH2ORepublican

Personally, I’m hoping for another New Hampshire-style wipe out.


17 posted on 02/15/2012 5:18:33 AM PST by fwdude
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To: BobL
We’ll see. Republicans always seem to be competitive in WA, right until the votes are cast.

Exactly. Dino Rossi can tell some war stories on that subject.

18 posted on 02/15/2012 6:01:15 AM PST by ScottinVA (GOP, meet Courage... Courage, meet GOP.)
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To: BobL
We’ll see. Republicans always seem to be competitive in WA, right until the votes are cast.

Exactly. Dino Rossi can tell some war stories on that subject.

19 posted on 02/15/2012 6:01:15 AM PST by ScottinVA (GOP, meet Courage... Courage, meet GOP.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Good report.

Thanks.


20 posted on 02/15/2012 6:02:58 AM PST by SharpRightTurn ( White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: fwdude

I would love for that to happen, but WA isn’t NH. In NH, voters are always a $2 fee away from going back to rock-ribbed Republicanism, and legislative districts are politically marginal enough to allow for humongous swings from one party to the other.

WA, on the other hand, hasn’t elected a Republican governor since 1980, and I believe has enough Dem-leaning legislative districts to make a NH 2010-style wipeout impossible. Fortunately, the GOP doesn’t need a tsunami to gain control in WA; McKenna just needs 50% (net of King County fraud), not 60%, of the vote, and the GOP only needs to pick up 3 Senate seats (24 seats are up, 13 of which are held by Dems) and 8 House seats (all 98 seats are up, including all 56 Dem-held seats).


21 posted on 02/15/2012 6:39:33 AM PST by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: BobL; steve86

“Good point...but some facts can help also.”

Hmmm...something I didn’t NEED to be taught: there is nothing natural about sticking your penis in a man’s butt.

I really don’t see why we still outlaw polygamy if we are going to call weird and perverted sex “marriage”.


22 posted on 02/15/2012 6:45:38 AM PST by Mr Rogers ("they found themselves made strangers in their own country")
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To: AuH2ORepublican

Good luck. The nation’s prayers be with you.


23 posted on 02/15/2012 6:51:40 AM PST by fwdude
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To: Clintonfatigued

I saw an interview with Inslee on Q13 news a week or two ago. I came away with the impression that Inslee is hot to duplicate Obama’s “green” energy policies at the state level. Everything he talked about has already been a costly mistake at the federal level, but he wants to do this in Washington State. Doofus.


24 posted on 02/15/2012 7:58:55 AM PST by LibertarianLiz
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To: Clintonfatigued
The poll, conducted last week, found 45 percent of respondents would "definitely" or "probably" vote for McKenna, compared with 36 percent for Inslee.

Was the poll done before Washington passed the 'Queer Marriage' law? If so, it might be higher for Mckenna!!

25 posted on 02/15/2012 10:18:55 AM PST by ExCTCitizen (If we stay home in November '12, don't blame 0 for tearing up the CONSTITUTION!!)
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To: Mr Rogers

“Hmmm...something I didn’t NEED to be taught: there is nothing natural about sticking your penis in a man’s butt.”

Same here...but there are plenty of people that can go either way. The whole point of the church is to steer them in the correct way.


26 posted on 02/15/2012 3:22:53 PM PST by BobL (I don't care about his past - Santorum will BRING THE FIGHT to Obama)
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To: Clintonfatigued; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; GOPsterinMA; randita; Baynative; ...

Inslee is quitting Congress to focus on the race. It appears the special election to fill the lame duck, rat-leaning, House seat will be held in November side by side with the races for the new swing 1st district (which is really more the current second district) and safe rat 2nd district. Amusing, side by side specials and generals in November happen all the time (sometimes there are even different winners) but I don’t recall redistricting ever being a factor.


27 posted on 03/11/2012 12:52:44 AM PST by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: BobL
"But I’ve heard many comments from young people that suggest the homo marriage vote is not a big deal to them and they wonder why it is controversial at all. Very disheartening to those of us who grew up in an era when morality was taught."

Why do think democrats have raised the idea of lowering the voting age to 14?

28 posted on 03/11/2012 5:59:13 AM PDT by Baynative (Please check this out - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFIcZkEzc8I)
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To: ExCTCitizen; Just Lori; Libertina; Lexinom; horatio; freebird5850; Horatio Gates; Ramius; ...
WA Ping

UPDATE

Washington Dead Heat
By Governor's Journal

A new poll from Public Policy Polling shows the race for governor of Washington tied at 42% each between the expected nominees; Attorney General Rob McKenna(R) and Congressman Jay Inslee(D).

It’s a dramatic change from recent polling that showed McKenna with a comfortable lead.

The same poll also shows most of those surveyed favor upholding the recently passed gay marriage law in Washington state. It’s expected to go to referendum in the fall.

NOTE: Since earlier polls showing McKenna with a 9 point lead, Inslee has been raising money for the Washington race by holding big money fundraisers in New York and Hollywood. The New York event was hosted by disgraced Attorney General, client #9 Elliot Spitzer .

29 posted on 03/11/2012 6:12:20 AM PDT by Baynative (Please check this out - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFIcZkEzc8I)
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To: Baynative

Thanks for the ping Bay. Winning the governor’s race is of the utmost importance.

It should be noted that Inslee came out in opposition to the coal terminal in Whatcom County, a reversal from the Gregoire policy. I believe that is what made the difference in his support.


30 posted on 03/11/2012 8:34:00 AM PDT by Eva
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To: Baynative

PPP is a democratic polling outfit!


31 posted on 03/11/2012 11:52:42 AM PDT by tallyhoe
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