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64% of Seattle City Council District #3 voters favor 2023 housing levy, NPI poll finds

Vot­ers in Seat­tle City Coun­cil Dis­trict #3 remain very sup­port­ive of this year’s hous­ing levy, an encour­ag­ing sign for the mea­sure as the final hours of vot­ing in the 2023 local elec­tion cycle get under­way, the North­west Pro­gres­sive Insti­tute’s most recent pub­lic opin­ion research sur­vey has found.

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A majority of Washington voters agree big tech companies should have to pay for news

55% of 773 like­ly gen­er­al elec­tion vot­ers in Wash­ing­ton inter­viewed ear­li­er this month said they strong­ly or some­what agreed that big tech com­pa­nies like Google and Face­book should be oblig­at­ed to pay media pub­lish­ers for news con­tent. Only 17% some­what or strong­ly dis­agreed, and 27% were not sure.

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Joe Biden leads Donald Trump in Washington by seventeen points, Ron DeSantis by twelve

DeSan­tis is, as of June 2023, a slight­ly stronger can­di­date than Trump for the Repub­li­cans in Wash­ing­ton State. In a hypo­thet­i­cal matchup with the ultra MAGA Flori­da gov­er­nor, once a pro­tege of Trump’s, 51% of our respon­dents said they’d vote for Biden, while 39% would vote for DeSan­tis. 10% were not sure. 

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Attorney General Bob Ferguson leads 2024 WA gubernatorial field, new NPI poll confirms

25% of 773 respon­dents inter­viewed June 7th and 8th for NPI said that they pre­ferred Fer­gu­son for Gov­er­nor. 17% said they favored Repub­li­can Raul Gar­cia. 10% say they’d vote for ultra MAGA Repub­li­can Semi Bird. 9% said they pre­ferred anoth­er Demo­c­ra­t­ic con­tender: Hilary Franz, the cur­rent Com­mis­sion­er of Pub­lic Lands. Anoth­er 7% back a third Demo­c­ra­t­ic can­di­date, State Sen­a­tor Mark Mul­let. 33% were not sure.

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Seattle voters favor multifamily apartments anywhere in the city for social housing

65% of 651 like­ly spe­cial elec­tion vot­ers sur­veyed by Change Research for NPI in advance of Seat­tle’s Feb­ru­ary 2023 spe­cial elec­tion said they are strong­ly or some­what sup­port­ive of allow­ing mul­ti­fam­i­ly apart­ment build­ings to be built any­where in the city to pro­vide hous­ing for peo­ple work­ing in pro­fes­sions like teach­ing, while 30% said they were opposed. 5% said that they were not sure.