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The November midterm results are (mostly) in. How do they compare to our 2022 polling?

Excerpt: In this retrospective, NPI's founder and executive director assesses what our 2022 electoral poll findings were able to tell us about state and county-level races on the midterms ballot.
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Julie Anderson concedes 2022 Secretary of State contest to incumbent Steve Hobbs

Excerpt: Anderson's decision to run against a Democratic incumbent for a partisan office as an unaffiliated candidate ironically left her electorally reliant on fickle, ultra MAGA Republican voters who want vote at home abolished, circulate conspiracy theories, and believe that the 2020 presidential election was not fairly conducted.
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Patty Murray, Kim Schrier, Steve Hobbs improve in second count of 2022 midterms

Excerpt: The Washington State Democratic Party's three highest profile 2022 candidates each managed to build on their strong Election Night performance on the second day of counting, putting more distance between themselves and their opponents. 
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Steve Hobbs leads Julie Anderson for Secretary of State, write-in vote totals 3%+

Excerpt: In Election Night returns, Democratic incumbent Steve Hobbs had 49.97% -- just shy of the magic number of fifty -- while challenger Julie Anderson, the Pierce County Auditor, had 46.92%. Another 3.1% of votes cast were for a write-in candidate, presumably Republican Brad Klippert, who was endorsed by the Washington State Republican Party.
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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.
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Poll Watch: KOMO/Strategies 360 confirms Patty Murray has double digit lead; Hobbs and Anderson tied for Secretary of State

Excerpt: Washington's Democratic U.S. Senator Patty Murray continues to enjoy a double digit lead over Republican challenger Tiffany Smiley, while Secretary of State hopefuls Steve Hobbs and Julie Anderson are tied at 38% apiece with less than a month until the midterms, a new poll from Strategies 360 and KOMO has found. 
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Poll Watch: Elway finds solid lead for Murray; Steve Hobbs barely ahead of Julie Anderson

Excerpt: With less than a month until ballots drop, Elway Research has found a thirteen point lead for Democrats in Washington's 2022 U.S. Senate race along with a statistical tie in the Secretary of State contest.
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Well, that’s embarrassing: Republicans won’t have a candidate for Washington Secretary of State listed on the general election ballot

Excerpt: With three counts now completed, it looks like Democratic incumbent Steve Hobbs will be facing unaffiliated candidate (and Pierce County Auditor) Julie Anderson this fall, leaving Republicans shut out of the final round for an office they continuously controlled from the 1950s until last year.
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Washington’s once sleepy special election for Secretary of State is now on the media’s radar

Excerpt: In the 2022 Top Two election, incumbent Steve Hobbs faces three Republicans -- Keith Wagoner, Mark Miloscia, and Bob Hagglund, along with Pierce County Auditor Julie Anderson, who is running as an independent, plus a conspiracy theorist, Tamborine Borrelli, an unaffiliated candidate named Kurtis Engle, and one other Democratic candidate, Marquez Tiggs, who is running without money or party support.
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Poll Watch: Crosscut/Elway finds twenty point lead for Patty Murray and Democrats

Excerpt: For the second time in as many weeks, a new poll has been released that correlates NPI's recent statewide poll findings demonstrating that it's the Democratic Party that is heading into the midterms in Washington State with momentum and vote enthusiasm.
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Midterms marvel: Seattle Times endorses a Democratic-only slate in marquee races

Excerpt: In what may come as a pleasant surprise to the majority of its readers, The Seattle Times is recommending a Democratic-only slate of candidates in each of the marquee contests that's on the 2022 ballot. 
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Steve Hobbs leads crowded field for Secretary of State (WA), with most voters undecided

Excerpt: While a significant majority of voters (56%) said they were unsure, which was unsurprising considering the number of choices in the question, Hobbs was the clear leader among those who did offer an opinion, with 17% saying they would vote for him. No other candidate received support beyond 6%.
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Filing Week surprise: Fundamentalist Mark Miloscia jumps into Secretary of State contest

Excerpt: Miloscia's sudden entrance into this race is an odd development. If his heart was set on running for office again, why didn't he declare six months ago and start laying the groundwork? Only two months remain until ballots show up in voters' mailboxes. That isn't much time in which to build a statewide campaign.
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WA Filing Week 2022: A look at who’s filed in key races as of Monday evening

Excerpt: Who had filed for public office in Washington State as of the close of filing on Monday, May 17th, 2022? This post covers notable filings and provides links to the complete list for each county.
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