October 29th, 2010
04:06 PM ET
12 years ago

Still close in Washington Senate race

(CNN) - The Democratic nominee for Senate in Washington has the advantage in the evergreen state, according to a new poll.

In a new KCTS 9/KPLU/Washington poll, three-term incumbent Senator Patty Murray is leading Republican Dino Rossi 51 percent to 45 percent among likely voters. The poll has a sampling error of plus or minus 4.3 percent.

Some of the most powerful Democrats in the country have visited the state lately to campaign for Murray, a sign that Rossi, a former state Senator and unsuccessful gubernatorial candidate is giving Murray a run for her money.

President Obama, first lady Michelle Obama and Vice President Biden have all stumped for Murray in the final month of the campaign.

The new numbers mirror other recent polls that show Murray slightly ahead in the state.

Filed under: 2010 • Dino Rossi • Patty Murray • Polls • Washington
soundoff (9 Responses)
  1. keepstufingthis

    Unfortunately, neither the Republicans or the TEA party have scummy, corrupt unions like SEIU, AFSCME and NEA to steal elections for them.

    October 29, 2010 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  2. LacrosseMom(real one)

    Why do pollsters poll "likely voters"??? Washington is BLUE.

    October 29, 2010 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  3. vic nashville tn

    Republicans can’t win senate

    October 29, 2010 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  4. barry

    Since Murray doesn't have 50%in the majority of polls highly likely Rossi wins this one.

    October 29, 2010 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  5. Lynne WA state

    Go Patty!

    October 29, 2010 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  6. Bear

    Patty Murray is a useless feather in the Pelosi Peacock tail. But, if it's close, she will win. Somehow ACORN, SEIU or whoever else they can find always seem to come through with dead bodies to count in WA state for the Democrats. Maybe they can get some of Al Franken's convicts brought into Walla Walla prison before Tuesday for the recount.

    October 29, 2010 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  7. Rickster

    Seattle is completely overrun by loons and election thieves(i.e. democrats). That's the only way a total incompetent like Patty Murray could win.

    October 29, 2010 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  8. LacrosseMom(real one)

    Everyone I know up in WA........ is voting for Patty!!!

    Washington IS BLUE!

    October 29, 2010 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  9. chris

    Hilarious. Whenever the republicans win it's fair and square and when the democrats win they were robbed. Quit yor crying. Everyone knows the biggest thief was bush in 2000!

    October 29, 2010 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |