Poll: Rossi pulls ahead of Murray

Sep 30, 2010, 9:13 AM | Updated: Mar 28, 2011, 3:46 pm

They are still almost tied, but Republican Dino Rossi has a one point lead over Incumbent Democratic Senator Patty Murray in their race for the U.S. Senate.

A new Rasmussen report out today finds 48 percent of the voters they surveyed support Rossi, while 47 percent are for Murray. About three percent of the voters are undecided. Here’s the wording of their survey, which has a margin of error of plus or minus four percent.

The latest poll is based on a survey of 750 likely voters that was taken Tuesday of this week. Two weeks ago the Rasmussen poll found Murray had a slight lead in the race with 51 percent of the voters’ support, compared to Rossi’s 47 percent.

Ever wonder who these people are who get called for opinion polls? They never call me, but they did talk to a KIRO radio listener, who agreed to tell me about his interview experience with the Rasmussen people:

I’m a 40 year old married father of 2 kids in elementary school in Lacey. My views run to the Libertarian and I am a serious believer in “no incumbents” this time around. I selected Dino Rossi first because he is the closest to a non incumbent even though he held state office previously. I voted for Obama as what I thought was the lesser of 2 horrible candidates and I fear I made a horrible mistake. I think the current problems are caused by Obama’s policies, my health insurance just hiked 15% because of the new requirements and 10% on top of that because I just turned 40. I would say I follow the tea party in that I believe the government can do less with less, but as to whether I am a member as the poll asked I think they, like everyone else are missing the tea party point in that there are no members… its just a collection of people from all walks of life that believe the government is spending way too much money, money that it doesn’t have, on things they have no business being involved in. I haven’t seen a damn single thing as a result of the stimulus spending other than it seems to have enabled the state governments to put off the things that need to be done for another year. As far as the current economic issues, yes I am concerned the government will do too much rather than too little.

I also feel too much attention is paid to who is president (or governor for that matter) most people don’t realize its congress and state legislatures that make the laws and are the guiltiest of being out of touch. unfortunately a lot of folks agree with me but most don’t think its “their rep or senator” that’s the problem. They all need to go.

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Poll: Rossi pulls ahead of Murray