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Election 2012: Washington President

Washington: Obama 55%, Romney 42%

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

President Obama has extended his lead over Mitt Romney in Washington State.

The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Washington Voters finds Obama with 55% support to 42% for Romney. Two percent (2%) prefer some other candidate, while one percent (1%) is undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

In Rasmussen Reports’ first look at this race in late September, Obama held a 52% to 44% advantage over his GOP challenger. 

Washington now moves from Likely Obama to Safe Obama in the Electoral College Scoreboard. Obama defeated Senator John McCain 58% to 41% in the state in 2008.

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This Washington survey of 500 Likely Voters was conducted on October 14, 2012 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 4.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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