A SurveyUSA poll released three days ago has Republican candidate for King County executive, David Irons, leading the race in the solid Democratic county. The previous poll had Sims leading by a small percentage, but did not include Green Party candidate Gentry Lange, who took 7% in the most recent poll. Irons drew 46% to Sims' 43%, which is within the margin of error (but still something to celebrate, of course). Irons did best amongst males, younger voters, self-described Independents, and Hispanics, while Sims did best amongst the elderly, African Americans, and liberals. Dissatisfaction with Sims by liberal Democrats amounted to a 10% showing for Lange, and 15% from self-described liberals. With Irons easily winning Independents and tying Sims for moderates and in-denial liberals (see previous posts on SurveyUSA polls), and Sims admitting his campaign is going into full mudslinging mode, I smell an upset in the making. Roll over, Tim Hill.
23 October 2005
- Name: TMW
- Location: Pasco, Washington, United States
I like to think that I'm a rarity in blogging, in that I'm a political nerd who doesn't have a partisan axe to grind in everything they write. I considered myself a Republican up until 2004 when I finally had enough of their bible-based politics, yet still harbour a deep dislike of the Democratic Party because of their ties to labour groups as well as their tendency to bloat budgets. Ideologically I'm somewhere between centrist and libertarian. On economics I fit neatly in the centre-right, while on social issues I can be fairly radical. And no, I'm not British. It's just that I can respect that they created our language and know how to write it properly.
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