Barack Obama's ahead by double digits in Washington, another indication that the 2012 election bears more resemblance to 2008 than 2000 or 2004. Obama's at 54% to 41% for Mitt Romney, a 13 point lead that comes closer to his 17 point one in 2008 than the 7 point one in 2004 or 5 point one in 2000 that Democrats had.
Washington voters narrowly approve of the job Obama's doing with 51% giving him good marks to 45% who disapprove. They're not particularly fond of Romney with only 39% of voters rating him favorably to 51% with a negative opinion.
Obama and Romney both have their party base pretty much on lock- 95% of Democrats are committed to Obama and 93% of Republicans say they're going to vote for Romney. Independent voters are putting Obama over the top- he has a 52/36 advantage with them.
Little has changed in Washington since February. Obama's 51/45 approval is exactly the same as it was 4 months ago. Romney's closed the horse race a little bit after trailing 53-38 then, mostly because he's improved from his previous 78% share of the Republican vote.
Democrats are looking solid in the Senate race in Washington as well. Maria Cantwell has a 51-35 lead over likely general election opponent Michael Baumgartner. Cantwell has decent approval numbers with 46% of voters giving her good marks to 39% who disapprove. Baumgartner is a mostly unknown quantity, with 72% of voters having no opinion about him one way or the other.
Two other notes:
-Christine Gregoire continues to be one of the more unpopular Governors in the country with just 40% of voters approving of her to 52% who disapprove.
-Patty Murray's approval rating is 49% with 41% of voters disapproving of her. Her numbers have improved quite a bit since narrowly winning reelection in 2010.
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