Thursday, January 13, 2005

Washingtonians want revote for governor

Interesting report from NBC affiliate KHQ-TV in Spokane. According to the report:

An Exclusive KHQ NewsPoll conducted by Survey USA shows, 62% in the State of Washington say there should be a new election to re-vote on the governor's race.The survey was conducted January 10 and 11, 2005, and 36% statewide say there should not be a new election.

A re-vote is supported by 76% of Republicans and 64% of Independents.In Eastern Washington 59% of those polled back a re-vote, 61% in the Seattle area back a re-vote.

Democrats oppose a re-vote, but even among Democrats, it is close:45% support holding a new election, 52% say they oppose it.

This is a survey of 600 adult respondents from Washington State.Overall results considered significant +/- 4%.Results may not add to 100%, because percentages are rounded to whole numbers.
Granted, a court will decide the matter, not public opinion. But it is interesting that even nearly half of Democrats want a new election, as do nearly 2/3 of liberal Seattle! No word yet on if the demographics of the poll included Democrat constituencies like the dead, multiple voters, illegal aliens, post-election ballot manufacturers, or those who mailed out military ballots too late.