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Research is at the core of the North­west Pro­gres­sive Insti­tute’s work. We ana­lyze prob­lems using the log­ic of pro­gres­sive val­ues to find and advance ideas that will improve peo­ple’s lives. This is an archive of the elec­toral and pol­i­cy poll find­ings that we’ve pub­licly released, sort­ed in reverse chrono­log­i­cal order. Learn more about NPI’s mis­sion and his­to­ry by vis­it­ing our About page.

Most voters are undecided for Seattle School Board; Song Maritz, Sarju, Hersey have leads

Excerpt: Majorities or near majorities of voters in Seattle are not sure who they're supporting for school board yet. Among those who have a preference, Vivian Song Maritz, Michelle Sarju, and Brandon K. Hersey are the favorites.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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A close race for Seattle City Council #9: Sara Nelson leads Nikkita Oliver by just four points

Excerpt: 41% of 617 likely 2021 voters in Seattle said last week that they were voting for Nelson for Council Position #9, while 37% said they were voting for Oliver. 21% said they were not sure and 2% said they would not cast a vote.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Teresa Mosqueda still leads for Seattle City Council #8; Kenneth Wilson gaining ground

Excerpt: 39% of 617 likely 2021 voters in Seattle said they were voting for Mosqueda for Council Position #8, while 31% said they were voting for Wilson. 26% said they were not sure and 3% said they would not cast a vote.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Ann Davison pulling away from rival Nicole Thomas-Kennedy in Seattle City Attorney race

Excerpt: 43% of 617 like­ly 2021 vot­ers in Seat­tle said last week that they are voting for Davison for City Attorney, while just 24% said they were voting for Thomas-Kennedy. A significant percentage, 30%, are not sure, and 2% would not vote.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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As voting begins in the 2021 Seattle mayoral race, Bruce Harrell has a sixteen point lead

Excerpt: 48% of 617 like­ly 2021 vot­ers in Seat­tle said they were vot­ing for Har­rell for mayor, while 32% said they were vot­ing for González. 18% said they were not sure and 2% said they would not cast a vote for the city's top elected position.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Seattle voters overwhelmingly favor policies to protect and expand the city’s tree canopy

Excerpt: In July of 2021, we teamed up with TreePAC to investigate support for a a range of sensible ideas for creating policy tools to protect trees. Majorities of over 75% and 80% endorsed every single one of our ideas.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Our Environment
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Link’s arrival in Northgate is a good reminder that Seattle voters are keen on getting more neighborhoods connected to light rail

Excerpt: 76% of likely August 2021 Seattle voters surveyed support a new transit funding measure to connect more urban villages in the Emerald City with Link light rail, while a mere 19% are opposed.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Public Planning
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Seattle voters eager for I‑5 to be modernized with seismic, accessibility improvements

Excerpt: Despite I-5's importance to Seattle, Washington, and the Pacific Northwest, it is falling apart. Decades of heavy use and inadequate maintenance have left the highway in increasingly bad shape. Voters in Seattle are enthusiastic about taking action to fix these problems.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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NPI’s July 2021 survey of Seattle voters found deep support for JumpStart revenue plan

Excerpt: 67% of Seattle voters support Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda's JumpStart revenue ordinance, with 27% opposed and 6% not sure. That’s a margin of well over two-to-one.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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A huge majority of Seattle voters say they’d support a funding measure to speed up ST3

Excerpt: 71% of respondents to our July 2021 survey of the Seattle electorate -- all likely 2021 Seattle voters -- told us that they would support a new transit funding measure, while 24% said they would be opposed. 5% said they were not sure.
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Most voters favor Seattle Charter Amendment 29 (concerning homelessness) out of the gate

Excerpt: A July 2021 survey of Seattle voters commissioned by NPI finds Charter Amendment 29 in a healthy position, with 61% of voters likely to vote in the current Top Two election saying they favor the amendment. Just 23% are opposed, and another 16% said they were not sure.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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No surprise: Seattle voters’ top concern this election year is addressing homelessness

Excerpt: There is a strong desire for results over rhetoric. While respondents diverge on how to get there, they are in agreement that there needs to be action. What the city has done to date just isn't enough. 
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Nikkita Oliver has a big early lead over Sara Nelson for Seattle City Council Position #9

Excerpt: Two very different candidates appear likely to move on to the November general election in the race to succeed mayoral hopeful Lorena González on the Seattle City Council this year, with one enjoying a rather big early lead over the other.
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Teresa Mosqueda well ahead of Kate Martin for Seattle City Council #8 with most not sure

Excerpt: 26% of likely August 2021 Seattle voters said they were voting for Mosqueda, while 55% said they were not sure. The remaining respondents said either that they would not vote (3%) or picked one of Mosqueda's opponents, like Kate Martin.
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