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Tag Archives: Annual Research Poll

NRA can expect another defeat this fall: NPI poll finds massive support for I‑1491 in WA

Excerpt: The Nation­al Rifle Asso­ci­a­tion and the gun lob­by arrayed around it may have a lot of influ­ence in Con­gress and state leg­is­la­tures around the coun­try, includ­ing Wash­ing­ton’s, but an over­whelm­ing major­i­ty of vot­ers in the Ever­green State are ready to stand up to them and once again vote to strength­en gun safe­ty laws, a recent […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Washington voters want revenue bills decided by a simple majority vote, NPI research finds

Excerpt: Over the course of the past twen­ty-five years, right wing Repub­li­cans in Wash­ing­ton have been on a mis­sion to sab­o­tage the major­i­ty vote clause of our state’s Con­sti­tu­tion. Through a series of statewide ini­tia­tives spon­sored by Lin­da Smith and Tim Eyman, they’ve repeat­ed­ly attempt­ed to grant them­selves the pow­er to block any bill that would […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Washingtonians really, really want a capital gains tax to address education funding crisis

Excerpt: Wash­ing­ton vot­ers believe our pub­lic schools are under­fund­ed and strong­ly sup­port rais­ing rev­enue at the state lev­el to address the prob­lem, accord­ing to a new sur­vey con­duct­ed last week by Pub­lic Pol­i­cy Polling for the North­west Pro­gres­sive Institute. 63% of the like­ly vot­ers who respond­ed to the sur­vey agreed that Wash­ing­ton’s schools need more fund­ing. […]
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