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A close contest in WA-03: Marie Gluesenkamp Perez narrowly trails Joe Kent, NPI poll finds

Excerpt: Only three percentage points separated the candidates in the survey's final head-to-head matchup, with Kent garnering 47% and Gluesenkamp Perez 44%. 9% are not sure. Those figures are almost identical to responses to the initial head-to-head question, in which Kent got 48% and Gluesenkamp Perez got 44%.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Elections
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New poll finds huge support for affordability-focused solutions to Bellevue’s housing crisis

Excerpt: NPI, Complete Streets Bellevue, the Sightline Institute, Eastside For All, and the Housing Development Consortium (HDC) teamed up in the summer of 2022 to ask Bellevue residents about their views on the housing market and housing policy. Read our initial findings from that groundbreaking survey.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Public Planning
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Patty Murray is currently the highest-rated elected official in King County, NPI poll finds

Excerpt: 64% of 2022 likely King County voters surveyed said they approved of Murray's job performance, while 26% disapproved. 9% were not sure. That's a stronger showing than every other elected official we tested.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Leesa Manion, Jim Ferrell tied at outset of King County Prosecuting Attorney contest, but Manion’s bio wins among the undecided

Excerpt: Initially, 83% of likely 2022 voters surveyed for the Northwest Progressive Institute said they were not sure who they'd support, with only 8% backing each candidate. However, Leesa Manion jumped out to a lead over Jim Ferrell after "not sure" voters were provided biographical highlights of both.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Seattle City Council’s move to put RCV on ballot reflects widespread voter enthusiasm

Excerpt: Voters in the Emerald City will get to decide whether to try out ranked choice voting in addition to approval voting in the November 2022 election. NPI's research has previously found that two-thirds of Seattle voters support ranked choice voting.
Written by:Kathy Sakahara
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Initiative 1922 won’t qualify for November ballot, Commit to Change Washington says

Excerpt: "We will not be moving forward to qualify Washington State Initiative Measure No. 1922 to the November 8th general election ballot," the campaign said. "Signature gathering proved more challenging and prohibitively expensive than projected."
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics, Elections
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Washingtonians remain supportive of a capital gains tax on the wealthy, despite right wing efforts to overturn ESSB 5096

Excerpt: 56% of 1,039 Washington voters interviewed from June 1st-2nd, 2022 expressed support for levying a capital gains tax on the wealthy after hearing a selection of arguments for and against it, while 37% expressed opposition. 7% were not sure.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Most Washington voters strongly support a ban on military-style assault weapons

Excerpt: A majority of likely 2022 voters in Washington State support a ban on military-style assault weapons like the AR-15 rifle, with over fifty percent expressing strong support, NPI's most recent statewide survey has found.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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A growing number of likely 2022 voters favor continued Democratic control of the Washington State Legislature, NPI poll finds

Excerpt: 51% of 1,039 likely voters said they preferred a Democratic-run State House and Senate Senate, while 42% said they'd rather have divided government with Republicans in control of the Legislature.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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WA Democrats double their congressional generic ballot lead from six to twelve points

Excerpt: 51% of 1,039 likely 2022 voters interviewed last week for NPI by Public Policy Polling said they would vote for the Democratic candidate if the election were being held now, while 39% said they would vote for the Republican candidate. 10% were not sure.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Steve Hobbs leads crowded field for Secretary of State (WA), with most voters undecided

Excerpt: While a significant majority of voters (56%) said they were unsure, which was unsurprising considering the number of choices in the question, Hobbs was the clear leader among those who did offer an opinion, with 17% saying they would vote for him. No other candidate received support beyond 6%.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Senator Patty Murray regains double digit lead over Republican opponent Tiffany Smiley

Excerpt: 51% of 1,039 likely 2022 Washington State voters said they would vote for Murray if the election were being held today, while 40% said they would vote for Smiley, Murray's likely general election opponent. 8% were not sure.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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NPI’s research shows most King County voters favor a switch to even-year elections

Excerpt: A proposal conceived and backed by NPI to move elections for twelve King County positions to even-numbered years is likely to be well received by voters in Washington State's largest jurisdiction.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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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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