Poll: Very close Washington US Senate race as Patty Murray leads Tiffany Smiley

Sep 3, 2022, 8:21 PM
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Patty Murray, left, and Tiffany Smiley (Courtesy of the campaigns)
(Courtesy of the campaigns)

The general election is not far away and in the Washington U.S. Senate race, a poll conducted by the Trafalgar Group — a nationally recognized polling and marketing company based in Atlanta — shows incumbent Sen. Patty Murray (D) leading Tiffany Smiley (R) by fewer than 3 percentage points.

If the election occurred now, 49.2% of those who participated in the poll would vote for Murray, while 46.3% said they would vote for Smiley. Those who were undecided comprised 4.5%.

When it came to party participation, there were 44.2% of Democrats, 33.2% of Republicans and 22.4% of the poll participants who were either a part of another party or none at all.

According to age participation, those between the ages of 45-64 represented the highest number of voters at 34.8%, while those between 18 to 24 years of age comprised 7%, making them the less likely group to vote.

When it came down to men and women voters, women represented 53.1% and men at 46.9%.

Murray is seeking a sixth term 30 years after her first run for U.S. Senate as a self-described “mom in tennis shoes.”

This is Smiley’s first run for public office and she is a nurse and motivational speaker. Her campaign ads describe her as a “Washington farm girl, political outsider, advocate and nurse, and someone who has dedicated her life to standing up for veterans.”


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Poll: Very close Washington US Senate race as Patty Murray leads Tiffany Smiley