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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. 
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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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.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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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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A three-way race for Seattle City Attorney: Pete Holmes barely ahead of two challengers

Excerpt: Nicole Thomas-Kennedy and Ann Davison are Pete Holmes' 2021 challengers for Seattle City Attorney. Each challenger has 14% support in a pre-Top Two election survey, while Holmes has 16%. Most voters are undecided.
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Bruce Harrell, Lorena González lead in 2021 Seattle mayoral race with many undecided

Excerpt: 20% of 617 likely 2021 Top Two voters in Seattle surveyed before ballots dropped said they were voting for Harrell, while 12% said they were voting for González. 32% said they were undecided.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Washington’s COVID-19 vaccination progress correlated by NPI’s May 2021 statewide poll

Excerpt: In our May 2021 likely Evergreen State 2022 voters, conducted from May 25th-26th for us by Public Policy Polling, 63% of respondents said that they had received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, while 37% had not.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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The Biden-Harris administration’s American Rescue Plan is popular with Washingtonians

Excerpt: 60% of nine hundred and ninety two likely 2022 Washington State voters surveyed late last month by Public Policy Polling said they supported the American Rescue Plan, while 32% were opposed and 8% were not sure.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Senator Patty Murray has a strong early lead in 2022 U.S. Senate race, NPI poll finds

Excerpt: The veteran Democratic incumbent has a sixteen point lead over her likely Republican opponent Tiffany Smiley, according to a new survey conducted for the Northwest Progressive Institute.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Democracy now: Washingtonians want the filibuster abolished in the U.S. Senate

Excerpt: 56% of respondents to our May 2021 statewide poll said that they support getting rid of the Senate filibuster, while 37% are opposed. 7% said they were not sure.
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Most Washingtonians approve of President Joe Biden’s job performance, NPI poll finds

Excerpt: 54% of respondents surveyed in May of 2021 told NPI's pollster that they approved of Biden's job performance, while 41% disapproved. 5% said they were not sure.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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“Consequential” 2021 legislative session is what voters across Washington State wanted

Excerpt: Recent elections have produced a responsive state government attuned to the needs and wishes of the people: a state government that is more policy-oriented than politics-oriented. We're getting action instead of theater.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Nicole Macri’s just cause eviction bill gets approved by the Washington State House

Excerpt: ESHB 1236 would require landlords to give a reason before they can evict a tenant, and also ensure tenants have enough time to find new housing before they have to be out.
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NPI’s 2020 polling correctly foreshadowed the result in every Washington statewide race

Excerpt: None of Washington State's 2020 statewide races are in doubt as of the third day of counting and tabulating. The winners, without exception, are what NPI's research suggested they would be.
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