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Washington Governorís Race Getting Closer
Rasmussen Reports ^ | August 8, 2008

Posted on 08/08/2008 5:16:12 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued

As Election Day draws closer, the governor’s race in Washington, a replay of the 2004 contest, keeps getting more competitive. Incumbent Democratic Governor Christine Gregoire now leads by just four percentage points.

A month ago, she was up by six points over Republican challenger Dino Rossi. Two months ago, the incumbent held a seven-point lead and the month before that, Governor Gregoire enjoyed aneleven-point lead.

The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey in the state shows Gregoire attracting 47% of the vote while Rossie earns 43%. This is the second straight month that Greogoire’s support has stayed below the 50% mark. When “leaners” are included, Gregoire does reach that threshold and leads Rossi 50% to 46%. Leaners are survey participants who initially indicate no preference for either major candidate but indicate that they are leaning towards either McCain or Obama.

(Excerpt) Read more at rasmussenreports.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: electiongovernor; gregoire; rossie; wa2008

1 posted on 08/08/2008 5:16:12 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued
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To: sionnsar; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Kuksool; Norman Bates; LdSentinal; Salvation; ...

This one could be another cliffhanger.


2 posted on 08/08/2008 5:17:17 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (If Islam conquers the world, the Earth will be at peace because the human race will be killed off.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

It’d be nice if WA voters could rectify the mistake made four years ago, and Dino Rossi got the victory he earned. Too bad I’m not there anymore, I’d have his sticker on my bumper!


3 posted on 08/08/2008 5:19:57 PM PDT by hunter112 (The 'straight talk express' gets the straight finger express from me.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

What is the GOP word on the street about this race?

I voted for Rossi when I lived in Seattle and am still seething over the rotten, cheating, King County elections tactics even tho I moved away over a year ago.


4 posted on 08/08/2008 5:24:19 PM PDT by radiohead (Please donate to the flooded libraries in Iowa.)
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To: hunter112; jazusamo

A lot of Washington state residents are probably thinking the same thing.


5 posted on 08/08/2008 5:24:31 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (If Islam conquers the world, the Earth will be at peace because the human race will be killed off.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

It can’t help Governor Smegoire that she just came out and called opposition to her sweetheart deal with tribal casinos “racist”.


6 posted on 08/08/2008 5:26:48 PM PDT by Junior_G
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To: Clintonfatigued
I can't wait to see a Republican in the governorship
7 posted on 08/08/2008 5:27:44 PM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: Clintonfatigued

“Leaners are survey participants who initially indicate no preference for either major candidate but indicate that they are leaning towards either McCain or Obama.”


So in this poll of the gubernatorial race “leaners” doesn’t refer to whether voters are leaning towards Gregoire or Rossi, but whether they’re leaning towards McCain or Obama? I really hope that’s a typo on the part of Rasmussen, because if that’s how they add in leaners their methods are even shoddier than I had thought.


8 posted on 08/08/2008 5:31:22 PM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (Fred Thompson appears human-sized because he is actually standing a million miles away.)
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To: Libertina; lilycicero; E. Cartman; Grunthor; lonevoice; Fractal Trader; wolfpat; dragonblustar; ...
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9 posted on 08/08/2008 5:32:26 PM PDT by sionnsar (Impeach Obama |Iran Azadi| 5yst3m 0wn3d - it's N0t Y0ur5 (SONY) | UN: Useless Nations)
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To: AuH2ORepublican
So in this poll of the gubernatorial race “leaners” doesn’t refer to whether voters are leaning towards Gregoire or Rossi, but whether they’re leaning towards McCain or Obama? I really hope that’s a typo on the part of Rasmussen, because if that’s how they add in leaners their methods are even shoddier than I had thought.

As I read this, "leaners" indicated NO preference between Rossi(e) and Gregoire but had some preference for either McCain or Obama.

10 posted on 08/08/2008 5:35:58 PM PDT by sionnsar (Impeach Obama |Iran Azadi| 5yst3m 0wn3d - it's N0t Y0ur5 (SONY) | UN: Useless Nations)
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To: Clintonfatigued

What (if anything) has been done to prevent the Demonrats from recounting until they win, like last time?


11 posted on 08/08/2008 5:36:31 PM PDT by j_tull (Massachusetts, the Gay State. Once leader of the American Revolution, now leading its demise.)
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To: AuH2ORepublican
(Fred Thompson appears human-sized because he is actually standing a million miles away.)

LOL -- if only he'd run seriously.

12 posted on 08/08/2008 5:37:09 PM PDT by sionnsar (Impeach Obama |Iran Azadi| 5yst3m 0wn3d - it's N0t Y0ur5 (SONY) | UN: Useless Nations)
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To: Clintonfatigued

“This one could be another cliffhanger.”

No, it won’t. The Dims will brazenly steal it just as they did in 2004. The SEA-TAC area, which dominates Washington politics, will see to it that the Dims retain the governorship and control of the legislature.


13 posted on 08/08/2008 5:41:57 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: Clintonfatigued
Dino Rossi won this election last time and the Dems stole it.



He should really make sure to get out enough voters this time to making it impossible for the Dems to steal it again.

14 posted on 08/08/2008 5:42:14 PM PDT by elizabetty (Voting for McCain is like deciding to cut off your leg because it is stuck in a bear trap.)
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To: Clintonfatigued
Am hoping the Indian gaming fiasco will help Rossi, some Dems were upset over that.

Tribes give big to Gregoire, avoid sharing casino cash

15 posted on 08/08/2008 5:49:39 PM PDT by jazusamo (DefendOurMarines.org | DefendOurTroops.org)
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To: j_tull
What (if anything) has been done to prevent the Demonrats from recounting until they win, like last time?

Nothing, really. There have been some token steps to clear duplicate and ineligible voters, but nothing substantive that will put at end to the hijinks from 2004 (duplicate voters, dead people voters, provisional ballots run before validation, people registered to public buildings, non-resident voters, "finding" votes as many times as it took). You know. That stuff.

On the other hand, the voters are likely to be sharpening their pitchforks if it goes that way again. That election period was like living in a banana republic. Never again.
16 posted on 08/08/2008 5:54:17 PM PDT by Zarro (We Support Governor Rossi)
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To: Zarro

Thanks for the update. We left Poulsbo in 2003. I don’t think I could have survived the 2004 election. High blood pressure and blatant, unchallenged Dim cheating might have brought on “the BIG one.”


17 posted on 08/08/2008 6:02:58 PM PDT by j_tull (Massachusetts, the Gay State. Once leader of the American Revolution, now leading its demise.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

The Gregoire (Do you know Rossi) ads are about the most annoying 30 seconds on television. This can’t be helping her.


18 posted on 08/08/2008 6:07:39 PM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: j_tull
"What (if anything) has been done to prevent the Democats from recounting until they win, like last time?"

There has been talk from the caves thatKing, Pierce, and Snohomish couties have been eliminated from voting. If this tactic does not work, then Gregoire will be re-elected.

19 posted on 08/08/2008 6:15:33 PM PDT by fuzzthatwuz
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To: NavyCanDo
I had to laugh at her "I'm tough on sex offenders too" radio ad.

When a politician invokes sex offenders it means (s)he is completely out of ideas, is running on empty, has got nothing nada nichts.

And that was her first ad!

20 posted on 08/08/2008 6:16:25 PM PDT by Clint Williams (Read Roto-Reuters -- we're the spinmeisters | Impeach Obama!)
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To: Junior_G
“her sweetheart deal with tribal casinos”

When Olympia first pushed for Tribal Casinos, to ease fears they said that the Casinos would be located just on tribal land. Well That didn't last long. They have popped up everywhere. I have 3 within walking distance of my home and I'm 20 miles from the nearest Indian owned land.

Related story

Tribes give big to Gregoire, avoid sharing casino cash

Gov. Chris Gregoire is benefiting from more than $650,000 in campaign contributions from Indian tribes that hit the jackpot in 2005 when she killed a gambling compact potentially worth more than $140 million a year to the state.

Unlike 22 other states that collect millions from revenue sharing agreements for tribal gambling, Washington gets no money from tribal casinos under the compact that Gregoire renegotiated with the Spokane Tribe.

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/366900_gregoire13.html

21 posted on 08/08/2008 6:17:26 PM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: Clintonfatigued

The polls are worthless. She stole the last election and will probably steel this one. The libs count the votes.


22 posted on 08/08/2008 6:27:11 PM PDT by aimhigh
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To: NavyCanDo
When Olympia first pushed for Tribal Casinos, to ease fears they said that the Casinos would be located just on tribal land. Well That didn't last long. They have popped up everywhere. I have 3 within walking distance of my home and I'm 20 miles from the nearest Indian owned land.

It's all in the definition of "Indian owned land" -- which is NOT syonymous with "tribal reservation."

23 posted on 08/08/2008 6:36:59 PM PDT by sionnsar (Impeach Obama |Iran Azadi| 5yst3m 0wn3d - it's N0t Y0ur5 (SONY) | UN: Useless Nations)
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To: Clintonfatigued
Washington voters are getting bombarded with union/Indian gaming/leftist tv propaganda....its unbelievable and its very irritating....they have so much money that some 1/2 hr shows get 3 anti-Dino ads...

I hope that people get rightly fed up and vote the rats out....we'll see...

for the record, Gregoire STOLE The election much the same way that Gore almost stole the election.....changed the rules after the election...kept changing and adding until they got their 127 vote lead....

of course, our Pub State Attorney did nothing...as did the Pub appointed judge who ruled basically "oh well"....

24 posted on 08/08/2008 9:29:50 PM PDT by cherry
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To: NavyCanDo
the other story about gambling is this....a few years ago, a bill was introduced, maybe it was a referendum, don't recall....but it was going to allow taverns and restaurants if they wanted to have some gaming machines...the proceeds would go to the state, not the Indians....its was going to amount to millions of dollars...

the Indians lobbied heavily against it....as did the loyal Rats...they're excuse was they didn't want gambling to be just anywhere, for the children you know....

then they go ahead and EXPAND all Indian gambling without any tax benefits.....

I hate Demoncrats.....I just hate them....

25 posted on 08/08/2008 9:35:21 PM PDT by cherry
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To: hunter112

26 posted on 08/09/2008 7:06:42 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

I do soooooo love it!


27 posted on 08/09/2008 11:34:50 AM PDT by hunter112 (The 'straight talk express' gets the straight finger express from me.)
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To: fuzzthatwuz

Thanks for recognizing that Pierce and Snohomish Counties were also part of the fraud. While everyone was watching King, votes were being stolen in the other two counties. The “gain” from the recounts in those two places was WAY out of proportion in Gregoire’s favor, when compared to the first vote totals, which Rossi won in both places.


28 posted on 08/09/2008 11:38:04 AM PDT by hunter112 (The 'straight talk express' gets the straight finger express from me.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

NICE!

Just made a copy to post in my trucks window. Should go over well at the union meeting this week ;)


29 posted on 08/09/2008 12:16:12 PM PDT by elder5 (Reelect ROSSI '08)
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To: cherry

Voters should have stormed the Governor’s mansion and kicked her butt out.


30 posted on 08/10/2008 3:06:02 AM PDT by Impy (Spellcheck hates Obama, you should too.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

If it looks like he’s got more votes, they’ll just keep counting...
and counting...
and counting...
and counting...
but remember, like Fraudoire said:
NO DO-OVERS!!

You can always COUNT on King COUNTY to misCOUNT!!

Anybody wonder why I gave up voting years ago? It’s a fraud and can be (and often is) manipulated.


31 posted on 08/10/2008 3:25:10 AM PDT by djf (Get ready! Buy Cheez Wiz! It goes with anything!)
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