The Moderate Washingtonian

Outlook on politics and elections in the state of Washington from an overall centrist viewpoint. My views tend to be libertarian in nature, but at the same time are largely nonpartisan.

23 October 2005

Sims going down, hard

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.


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