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Washington Governor: Gregoire Ahead by Six

Washington’s governor race has changed little over the past month. Incumbent Governor Christine Gregoire (D) has fallen just below the 50% level of support but is leading Republican challenger Dino Rossi. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey in the state shows Gregoire attracting 49% of the vote while Rossie earns 43%. When “leaners” are included, Gregoire leads 52% to 44%.

Last month, the incumbent held a seven-point lead in the Evergreen State. In May, Governor Gregoire enjoyed an eleven-point lead. Please sign up for the Rasmussen Reports daily e-mail update (it’s free)… let us keep you up to date with the latest public opinion news.

The two candidates first faced each other in 2004, a contest so close that it ultimately went to the courts and was won by Gregoire under controversial circumstances.

Rossi is currently supported by 90% of Republicans, Gregoire by 88% of Democrats, and Rossi leads among unaffiliated voters, 47% to 36%. Gregoire leads by sixteen percentage point among women whild Rossi lead by six among men. .

Gregoire is viewed favorably by 56% and unfavorably by 42%. Her ratings have changed little since June. Rossi’s numbers are 50% favorable, down from 52% last month, and 45% unfavorable, up from 42% last month.

Rasmussen Markets data shows that Gregoire is currently given a % chance of being re-elected in November. Figures updated on a 24/7 basis by market participants. It costs nothing to join and add your voice to the Rasmussen Market results.

While viewed favorably by 56% of voters, just 45% say the Governor is doing a good or an excellent job. One in four voters (25%) say Gregoire is doing a poor job.

Barack Obama leads John McCain in the race for Washington’s Electoral College votes.

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Washington Governor Leans Democratic

Latest RR Poll

RR Poll Avg.

RR Mkts.

In Trade

2002 Results

Republican

48%

49%

49%

Democratic

50%

48%

49%

This telephone survey of 500 Likely Voters was conducted by Rasmussen Reports on July 9, 2008. The margin of sampling error for the survey is +/- 4.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.

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Washington Trends: Rossi vs. Gregoire

Date

Rossi

Gregoire

10/22/2008

48%

50%

10/02/2008

48%

48%

09/10/2008

52%

46%

08/06/2008

43%

47%

07/09/2008

43%

49%

06/09/2008

43%

50%

05/12/2008

41%

52%

03/27/2008

46%

47%

02/28/2008

47%

46%


Favorable Ratings for Gubernatorial Candidates in Washington

 

Rossi

Gregoire

Very Favorable

32%

25%

Somewhat Favorable

20%

25%

Somewhat Unfavorable

15%

19%

Very Unfavorable

31%

31%

Not Sure

2%

1%


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Scott Rasmussen, president of Rasmussen Reports, has been an independent pollster for more than a decade.