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Saturday, July 5, 2008

Poll Watch: Washington "just barely" a battleground state

Polls (which we at NPI don't care much for) always vary, both in what they report and in the track record for what they predict.

Strategies 360 shows Obama with an eight point lead over McCain in Washington state (47-39), though other polls have shown stronger leads.

McCain is also running far ahead of the Republicans in general, since as many as 61% had a negative opinion of President Bush in the same survey. McCain scores 44/46 for positive/negative. Obama did well in Washington's caucuses, but needs to consolidate the Clinton bloc here. His positive/negative ratio was 54/37.

Margin of error for the poll was 2.75%.

Darryl has more analysis at Hominid Views


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