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Most Washington voters back permanently forgiving all federal student loan debt

Excerpt: 52% of 700 likely 2022 Washington State voters surveyed by Public Policy Polling for NPI back in February 2022 favor debt forgiveness for all student loan borrowers, while 44% are opposed. 4% of respondents said they were not sure. 
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Education
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A majority of Washington State voters favor expanding the size of the U.S. Supreme Court

Excerpt: 50% of 700 likely 2022 voters surveyed last month for NPI by Public Policy Polling said they strongly or somewhat supported passing legislation to expand the Court, while 41% were strongly or somewhat opposed. 8% were not sure.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics
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Washingtonians overwhelmingly support adding fiscal impact disclosures to ballot titles

Excerpt: More than eight in ten Washington voters are supportive of legislation that would add transparency and context to statewide initiatives and referenda in Washington by disclosing fiscal impacts to voters on the ballot, NPI's February 2022 statewide poll finds.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Elections, Legislative Advocacy
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Quinn plaintiffs obtain ruling striking down Washington’s capital gains tax on the wealthy

Excerpt: A Douglas County Superior Court judge has ruled that ESSB 5096 isn't constitutional. That decision will be appealed to the Washington State Supreme Court. In the meantime, some on the right wing are clamoring for an initiative to overturn Washington's new state capital gains tax in the court of public opinion... but NPI's polling suggests voters wouldn't be receptive.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Litigation
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Ban on high-capacity gun magazines very popular with Washingtonians, NPI poll finds

Excerpt: 60% of 700 likely 2022 Washington State voters surveyed by Public Policy Polling (PPP) for NPI from February 17th-18th expressed support for reducing the scope of gun violence in our state by banning the sale of high-capacity magazines.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics, Public Planning
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A close race for Secretary of State: Steve Hobbs (D) narrowly leads Keith Wagoner (R)

Excerpt: Newly appointed Democratic Secretary of State Steve Hobbs has a three point lead over Republican challenger Keith Wagoner, with Julie Anderson a distant third. 25% of voters surveyed aren't sure who they'd vote for.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Elections
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Washingtonians want state legislators to make big investments in K‑12 public schools

Excerpt: More than three-fifths of voters in Washington State surveyed in mid-February 2022 support adding at least $2 billion more to the state's education budget to help K-12 public schools address needs stemming from the pandemic.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Education
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A huge majority of Washington voters support prohibiting guns at local government meeting facilities and election sites, NPI poll finds

Excerpt: 66% of seven hundred likely 2022 Washington State voters surveyed by Public Policy Polling for NPI expressed support for taking action to prevent gun violence and protect our democracy while just 29% were opposed and 5% were not sure. 57% of the total surveyed expressed strong support.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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2022 U.S. Senate race tightens: Patty Murray holds steady as Tiffany Smiley gains ground

Excerpt: 50% of 700 likely 2022 voters surveyed in mid-February 2022 by Public Policy Polling (PPP) for NPI said they would vote for Murray if the election were being held today, while 41% said they would vote for Smiley. 9% were not sure.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Most Washington voters think upgrading our seismically vulnerable school buildings is a state responsibility, NPI poll finds

Excerpt: The finding, unveiled by NPI at a public hearing in the Senate Ways & Means Committee, affirms that voters see the Legislature as principally responsible for upholding the state's paramount duty to "make ample provision" for the education of all of the state's children, as the Framers of the Constitution intended when they wrote Washington's plan of government.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Education, Legislative Advocacy, Public Planning
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Why the 2022 midterms in Washington State could look more like 2018 than 2010 or 2014

Excerpt: In this in-depth post for The Cascadia Advocate, NPI's founder and executive director discusses how Republicans are working successfully to push reporters and pollsters to view the midterms on their terms and critiques Stuart Elway's recent Washington State polling.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Washington voters back phasing out odd year elections by a 2:1 margin, with 24% unsure

Excerpt: 52% of likely 2022 voters surveyed about two months ago said they either strongly or somewhat supported doing away with elections in odd-numbered years, while 24% were opposed and another 24% were not sure.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Washingtonians overwhelmingly favor right to repair bill for electronics, NPI poll finds

Excerpt: 69% of likely 2022 voters surveyed by Public Policy Polling for NPI about two months ago said they were supportive of a bill introduced by Mia Gregerson (House Bill 1810) that aims to promote "the fair servicing and repair of digital electronic products in a safe, secure, reliable, and sustainable manner."
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Legislative Advocacy, Technology
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Washingtonians favor both improving Amtrak Cascades and building ultra high speed rail

Excerpt: 62% of voters who participated in NPI's November 2021 poll of the Washington State electorate said they would support updating and implementing Amtrak Cascades' Long Range Plan to electrify existing intercity rail service at a cost of about $10 billion, while 51% said they would support a long-term project to build a new ultra high speed rail line costing between $24 and $2 billion.  
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Public Planning
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