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Unsurprisingly, Jim Walsh wants to evade an NPI-championed law that requires fiscal transparency in initiative descriptions

The Chair of the Wash­ing­ton State Repub­li­can Par­ty, joined by the Chair of the Main­stream Repub­li­cans, is ask­ing a judge to order statewide exec­u­tive offi­cials to con­ceal infor­ma­tion about the fis­cal impacts of Ini­tia­tives 2109, 2117, and 2124 from vot­ers, who are legal­ly enti­tled to that infor­ma­tion under a 2022 law NPI helped pass. 

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Democratic Party still at risk of general election lockout in 2024 Commissioner of Public Lands race, NPI poll finds

58% of the 615 like­ly vot­ers inter­viewed by Pub­lic Pol­i­cy Polling for NPI last week said they weren’t sure who they would vote for in the down­bal­lot Wash­ing­ton State race if the elec­tion were being held now. The remain­ing 42% were split between a field of sev­en can­di­dates, with two Repub­li­cans in the dou­ble dig­its and five Democ­rats in the sin­gle digits. 

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A plurality of Washington voters are not sure who they want to vote for in the contest for Attorney General, NPI poll finds

45% of 615 like­ly Novem­ber 2024 vot­ers inter­viewed in mid-May by Pub­lic Pol­i­cy Polling for the North­west Pro­gres­sive Insti­tute said were not sure who they’d sup­port for Attor­ney Gen­er­al if they had to vote now. 36% said they would vote for Repub­li­can Pete Ser­ra­no, the only Repub­li­can who filed, 10% said they’d sup­port Demo­c­rat Man­ka Dhin­gra, and 9% said they’d sup­port Demo­c­rat Nick Brown. 

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Senator Maria Cantwell maintains comfortable lead over Republican challenger Raul Garcia, NPI poll finds

53% of 615 vot­ers sur­veyed in mid-May by Pub­lic Pol­i­cy Polling said they’d vote for Cantwell for U.S. Sen­ate. 38% said they would vote for Gar­cia, a Yaki­ma doc­tor who has the endorse­ment of the Wash­ing­ton State Repub­li­can Par­ty, the Main­stream Repub­li­cans of Wash­ing­ton, and a long list of promi­nent Repub­li­can fig­ures. 9% said they were not sure.

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Joe Biden’s 2024 lead over Donald Trump in Washington State remains at sixteen points, with slightly fewer voters undecided

55% of 615 like­ly vot­ers sur­veyed in mid-May 2024 by Pub­lic Pol­i­cy Polling for the North­west Pro­gres­sive Insti­tute say they’d vote to reelect Pres­i­dent Joe Biden if the elec­tion were being held now, while 39% say they’d vote for Biden’s pre­de­ces­sor, Repub­li­can and wannabe auto­crat Don­ald Trump. 7% said they were not sure.

Posted inEconomic Security, Policy Topics

Seattle voters overwhelmingly oppose weakening the PayUp ordinance, NPI poll finds

60% of like­ly Novem­ber 2024 Emer­ald City vot­ers don’t like Coun­cilmem­ber Sara Nel­son’s pro­pos­al to roll back min­i­mum pay stan­dards and work­place pro­tec­tions for app-based deliv­ery dri­vers — but there is plen­ty of enthu­si­asm for lim­it­ing the fees that com­pa­nies like Door­Dash and Instacart can charge their customers. 

Posted inPublic Planning

Seattle voters want a bolder 2024 transportation levy with close to $2 billion in investments, NPI poll finds

25% of respon­dents favor a levy with an addi­tion­al $300 mil­lion beyond what May­or Bruce Har­rell has pro­posed, while 54% — a major­i­ty — favored an option with an addi­tion­al $500 mil­lion. A mere 21% are opposed to renew­ing the levy, even after hear­ing argu­ments against its continuation. 

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Most voters in the Pacific Northwest want Democratic representation in the U.S. House, NPI tri-state poll finds

52% of 1,012 Wash­ing­ton, Ore­gon, and Ida­ho vot­ers sur­veyed by Civiqs ear­li­er this month for NPI said they’d vote for the Demo­c­ra­t­ic can­di­date in their con­gres­sion­al dis­trict if the elec­tion were being held now, while 40% said they’d vote for the Repub­li­can can­di­date. 8% were not sure.