Could the Washington State Primary Predict Election Results Nationally?

By: Tuesday August 14, 2012 1:03 pm

The lack of any big high profile elections in the Washington State primary last week meant it was mostly ignored by the media, but it could prove to be incredibly interesting as a predictor for the general election. If past trends hold, it would indicate that down ballot Democratic prospects in the upcoming election have [...]

The Massive Shift For Marriage Equality at the Ballot

By: Monday August 6, 2012 12:09 pm

It really can’t be overstated what a massive political shift has taken place regarding views on marriage equality in less than a decade.  There is probably no better symbol of how huge this shift has been than how the issue of same-sex marriage was dealt with on the ballot in 2004 compared to expectations for [...]

Washington State Voters to Decide on Marriage Equality This November

By: Wednesday June 13, 2012 12:32 pm

This November the voters of Washington State will decide whether or not to permit same-sex marriages. Earlier this year Governor Christine Gregoire signed a bill that would legalize same-sex marriage, but conservative activists launched a petition gathering campaign to stop the law until it was submitted to a popular referendum. According to the Secretary of [...]

Marriage Equality Was Already Guaranteed to Be an Issue this November

By: Thursday May 10, 2012 12:41 pm

Even before President Obama announced his personal support for marriage equality, the political issue of gay marriage was going to be unavoidable this November. Gay marriage was already guaranteed to be part of the political discourse this cycle because it was already on the ballot in at least two states this November. In Maine the [...]

Romney Holds Narrow Lead in Tomorrow’s Washington Caucus

By: Friday March 2, 2012 3:31 pm

Heading into the Washington State GOP caucus tomorrow, Mitt Romney currently holds a small five point lead over Rick Santorum according to a new PPP. Momentum has swung strongly in Mitt Romney’s direction among Washington Republicans over the last two weeks. He now leads in the state with 37% to 32% for Rick Santorum, 16% [...]

WA Sen: Maria Cantwell Looks Safe

By: Friday February 24, 2012 1:13 pm

Democrats have an incredible 23 Senate seats they need to defend this cycle, but it appears they won’t need to worry much about losing the race in Washington state this year. Incumbent Senator Maria Cantwell has a good favorability rating and she is polling very strong in potential general election matchups. From PPP: 47% of [...]

Janice Hahn as a Candidate Didn’t Under-perform

By: Thursday July 14, 2011 12:32 pm

Some of the post election analysis of the California 36th district special election would leave people with the conclusion that Janice Hahn herself as a candidate underperformed. Having spend a lot of time studying top two primary results in Washington State, I believe that specific conclusion is off base. While Democrats as a whole may [...]

More Proof Washington State’s Top-Two Primary Could Serve as National Bellwether

By: Monday November 29, 2010 10:06 am

Because of its unique design, Washington State’s “top two primary” could serve as a national bellwether in future elections. The structure of the primary, combined with the state’s long tradition of high primary election turnout and voting by mail, has resulted in the mid-August primary being able to serve as a strong predictor for the [...]

WA Sen: Patty Murray Wins

By: Friday November 5, 2010 10:55 am

Late Thursday, Incumbent Democrat Patty Murray was declared the winner of the Washington State Senate election, beating Republican Dino Rossi. Murray’s lead is currently 51.27 percent to  48.73 percent. While there are still thousands of ballots yet to be counted, they are primarily from Democratic areas. The final results of the Washington race are remarkably [...]

WA Sen: Murray-Rossi Race Remains Tight to the End

By: Friday October 29, 2010 3:49 pm

For months now, the Washington Senate race between incumbent Democrat Patty Murray and Dino Rossi has remained incredibly tight. With less than a week until the election and most ballots already cast, there appears to be no late movement. The candidates are dead even in the latest SurveyUSA poll. SurveyUSA (10/24-27) Patty Murray (D) 47 [...]

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