Breaking down the state vote

October 25th, 2016 by Ken

Recent polling shows that Democrats are sweeping most statewide races, with some exceptions.   They’re also giving Hillary Clinton a landslide win and supporting all six of the ballot measures before the voters this year.

In the presidential campaign Clinton is leading Donald Trump 48 to 31 percent.   Third party candidate Gary Johnson has seven percent, and Jill Stein has four percent.  The governor’s race has Jay Inslee ahead of his Republican opponent Bill Bryant 51 to 39 percent.  This is before the recent negative ads run by several state unions against Bryant.

Two state races are a little different.   Democratic candidate Cyrus Habib and Republican candidate Marty McClendon are in a statistical tie for Lieutenant Governor.   And Incumbent Republican Kim Wyman has a four point lead over her Democratic challenger Tina Podlodowski for Secretary of State.   These polls were taken before the negative ad campaign that Podlodowski’s union backers began running last week.

Democrats are taking all other statewide races with the exception of State Treasurer where two Republicans are running.

All six of the ballot measures are polling in the positive, thanks to support from liberal King County voters.

The bottom line seems to be that Trump’s escapades are not negatively affecting statewide races, where three Republicans still have a chance of getting elected.

Posted in Local Politics, The Real News

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