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NPI to Legislature: Let’s make voting in WA easier by abolishing Eyman’s “advisory votes”

Excerpt: Read the written version of the testimony prepared by NPI's founder and executive director in support of NPI's 2023 bill to repeal Tim Eyman's "advisory votes."
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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A majority of Washington voters support making General Election Day a federal holiday

Excerpt: In NPI's October 2022 statewide poll, 56% of likely 2022 voters surveyed said they supported making General Election Day in even-numbered years a federal holiday, while 27% were opposed. 16% were not sure.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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An overwhelming majority of King County voters oppose the Kroger/Albertsons merger

Excerpt: 68% of respondents surveyed for NPI by Change Research said they opposed the merger, while just 17% said they supported it. Nearly half (48%) said they were strongly opposed, while only 5% were strongly supportive.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Economic Security, Policy Topics, World Commmunity
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King County conservation futures levy is receiving solid support, NPI poll finds

Excerpt: In the aggregate, 57% of voters surveyed this week for NPI by Change Research said they had voted for King County Proposition 1 or would be doing so, while 27% said they had voted no or would be doing so. The levy appears headed for passage.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Elections, Our Environment, Policy Topics
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Voters are embracing charter amendment to switch King County to even year elections

Excerpt: A proposed charter amendment conceived at the Northwest Progressive Institute that would move elections for twelve King County offices from odd to even-numbered years remains popular with voters and is destined for passage.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Patty Murray has the support of almost seven in ten voters in King County, NPI poll finds

Excerpt: Washington State's senior Democratic senator remains well positioned for reelection thanks to enthusiastic support from voters in the state's largest county, a late homestretch poll conducted for NPI has found.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Leesa Manion, Jim Ferrell tied in the 2022 contest for King County Prosecuting Attorney

Excerpt: 32% of a large sample of likely 2022 King County voters surveyed online this week for NPI by Change Research said they had voted or were planning to vote for Leesa Manion, the chief of staff to current Prosecuting Attorney Dan Satterberg, while 31% said they had voted or were planning to vote for Jim Ferrell, the Mayor of Federal Way, who is also seeking the office.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Bellevue residents want more policies that encourage transit oriented development

Excerpt: Four promising ideas for catalyzing transit oriented development in the City of Bellevue enjoy broad and deep support among residents of Washington's fifth largest city, a survey conducted a few weeks ago for the Northwest Progressive Institute and the Bellevue Housing Research Coalition has found.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Policy Topics, Public Planning
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A majority of Washington voters agree more with Democrats about the causes of inflation

Excerpt: 50% of 782 likely voters interviewed for NPI by Public Policy from October 19th-20th said they agreed more with Democrats about the causes of inflation and price increases, while 43% agreed with Republicans more. 7% were not sure. 
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More than three in five Washington voters support Patty Murray and Kim Schrier’s Let Doctors Provide Reproductive Health Care Act

Excerpt: 62% of 782 likely Washington State voters surveyed October 19th-20th, 2022 for NPI by Public Policy Polling said they supported Senator Patty Murray and U.S. Representative Kim Schrier's Let Doctors Provide Reproductive Health Care Act (H.R. 8650 in the House and S.4723 in the Senate).
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Civil Liberties, Policy Topics
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Most voters in Washington say they would be “much less likely” to support a candidate who favors a federal or state abortion ban

Excerpt: A total of 57% of 782 respondents surveyed said they would be less likely to support a candidate who favors a ban (50% much less likely, 7% somewhat), while 22% said they would be more likely (17% much more likely, 5% somewhat).
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Democrats retain advantage on congressional generic ballot in WA as Election Day nears

Excerpt: 49% of 782 respondents surveyed by Public Policy Polling for NPI from October 19th-20th expressed a preference for Democrats in U.S. House contests, while 40% expressed a preference for Republicans. 11% were not sure.
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Brad Klippert’s write-in candidacy could give Steve Hobbs the edge over Julie Anderson for Secretary of State, NPI poll suggests

Excerpt: An ultra MAGA Republican's write-in candidacy could play a pivotal role in keeping the office of Washington's Secretary of State in Democratic hands this year, a poll conducted this week for the Northwest Progressive Institute indicates.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Patty Murray’s double digit lead over Tiffany Smiley continues as October voting begins

Excerpt: Asked about their preferences in this year's Senate race from October 19th-20th, 52% of 782 likely 2022 Washington State voters said they planned to vote for Murray. 42% said they planned to vote for Republican challenger Tiffany Smiley.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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