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November 03, 2012


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Adam Boyd

The headline makes the Right Wings' brains explode.

Mary Plante

I am surprised at the difference between your poll results on the presidential race in my state as compared to the poll conducted by the University of Washington for KCTS TV. They showed Obama up 57-36 among likely voters in the second wave of their poll. Yet the UW poll came up with very similar results in the governor's race showing Inslee up 49-46 over McKenna.

I'm wondering if the fact that you conduct a landline only survey and the UW is a live caller poll with 30%+ cell participation accounts for the difference in the presidential results.

BTW at the GOTV center where I volunteered nearly half of our calls were to voters who only had cell phones.


Sure looks to be hard to believe. So this is saying most like the idea of getting high and gays.


Dee, from here in Seattle, it's amazing that _anyone_ would vote against marriage equality or ending Prohibition.

One other thing about WA - don't forget we're a sensible state with 100% vote by mail. I suspect that you're polling people who've already sent in their ballots. But that also means that it's strange to talk about "Tuesday" - that's just the deadline to put the ballot in the mail, so it'll be a few days after Tuesday before all the results arrive.


Um, the same-sex marriage question is identified as Referendum 74 on the ballot.


A referendum is essentially the people voting to veto or accept a law passed by the legislature. That is why the article references Senate Bill 6239.

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