Murray vs. Rossi race is close
In an election to pick Washington’s U.S. Senator, Incumbent Democrat Patty Murray and Republican challenger Dino Rossi are almost even, according to the latest poll.
This check of the race is from a SurveyUSA/KING-5 TV poll. Murray has 50 percent of the vote, compared to Rossi’s 48 percent, and that result is within the survey’s margin of sampling error.
The poll shows Murray has cut into Rossi’s leads among men, voters under age 50, and independents, and has increased leads among women and older voters. In Snohomish, Pierce and King Counties, the candidates were tied one month ago. Now Murray leads by seven points.
Vice President Joe Biden comes Washington next month to campaign for Murray. Biden will join Murray at a public rally October 8th at the University of Washington in Tacoma. First Lady Michelle Obama will also be campaigning for Senator Murray. She’s scheduled to visit to Seattle on October 25.
In case you missed it, earlier this week I profiled another close race: Incumbent Rick Larsen versus John Koster in the 2nd Congressional District.