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Washington Senator: Cantwell’s Lead Takes 11-Point Leap

Cantwell (D) 52%; McGavick (R) 35%

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Incumbent Democratic Sen. Maria Cantwell now leads Republican challenger Mike McGavick 52% to 35%. She led by six in the previous poll.

The current survey is the first conducted since McGavick’s admission of a drunk driving incident earlier in his life.

These results mark the first time since February that Cantwell has reached the 50% level of voter support. Rasmussen Reports is now shifting this race from “Leans Democrat” to “Democrat” in our Senate Balance of Power ratings.

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