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.

14 August 2006

Senate primary poll

I have no idea why KING5 would pay for this when the nominees are a foregone conclusion, but SurveyUSA released a poll today of the US Senate Democratic and Republican primaries, MOE +/-3, taken 8/11-8/13. The results:

Maria Cantwell [i] 90%
Michael Goodspaceguy Nelson 3%
Hong Tran 2%
Mohammad Said 2%
Mike The Mover 0%

Mike McGavick 66%
Warren Hanson 6%
Brad Klippert 3%
William Chovil 3%
Barry Massoudi 2%
Gordon Allen Pross 1%

In spite of the polls being a waste of time, it's downright humiliating that Tran is statistically-tied with space cadet Nelson and Mohammad Said, a failed Senate candidate in 2004 and failed gubernatorial candidate in 1996.

It is also a sad commentary on the state of our Democratic Party that Mike The Mover is polling 0%. Get with the program, Democrats.


At 12:16 AM, Blogger Daniel Kirkdorffer said...

Heh. Mike the Mover just isn't getting traction.

Very interesting that Tran is behind Nelson. She gets a whole lot of press that perhaps isn't deserved. Let's talk about the space cadet.

But what interests me is how low McGavick's numbers are. 18% seem to be uncommitted in their preference. 66% of the Republican vote is far lower than he needs to have to beat Cantwell.

At 12:26 AM, Blogger TMW said...

Yeah, McGavick is polling lower than I would have expected in the primary even as a non-incumbent. I would imagine he'd wind up winning the primary with more than he's polling, but the large number of undecideds might mean he needs to be more successful in raising his name ID.

I got a chuckle out of the internals which have Warren Hanson outperforming the rest of the also-rans. Apparently he's big amongst young uneducated Hispanic rural Eastern Washington liberal Republican females!

At 8:29 AM, Blogger Daniel Kirkdorffer said...

Well, that's if you assume there is any overlap of the categories of course, which one cannot assume.


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