KCTS-9 issues results of political poll

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The results of the latest KCTS-9 Washington Poll are now posted online at the KCTS website.
The poll interviewed 602 registered voters statewide and asked prospective Washington voters how they planned to vote on three statewide initiatives I-591, I-594 and I-1351.  The poll also queried voters on their views towards Governor Inslee, the state legislature and major policy issues facing the state.

Overall the poll finds very strong support for Initiative 594 regarding background checks for gun purchases and very strong support for Initiative 1351 which would require fewer students per classroom.  Both initiatives have broad support statewide and appear on their way to being passed.  In contrast, Initiative 591 has far less support 41.7 percent saying they will vote yes and 38.8 percent saying they will vote no.

Governor Inslee enjoys fairly high approval ratings with 53.8 percent holding a favorable view compared to 28.9 who had an unfavorable view, a net advantage of 25 points.  The poll also examine favorability towards Senators Cantwell, Murray and many 2016 contenders from Hillary Clinton to Chris Christie and many more.

When it comes to voting in elections for the U.S. Congress, statewide 44.7 percent plan to vote Democrat while 39.0 plan to vote Republican.  In terms of the Washington state legislature, respondents were asked which party they trust more to make the right decisions and improve economic conditions in the state.  Overall 40.9 percent said they trust Democrats more while 35.2 percent trusted Republicans more in Olympia.

The poll also asked Washington voters their views on major policy issues facing the state including education funding, minimum wage, immigration, health care, and policing.

Full poll results can be found online at the KCTS-9 website.



Anonymous,  October 30, 2014 at 9:08 AM  

No need to vote then. It's a done deal. Thanks for the spoiler!

Janet Way October 31, 2014 at 9:30 AM  

Absolutely disagree with Anon 9:08! Everyone should vote! Otherwise you have no right to gripe about the government! Better yet, Democrats, double down your efforts. Get all of your family, friends and neighbors to vote! It makes a huge difference!!

Anonymous,  October 31, 2014 at 10:00 AM  

Who needs to gripe, when there's nothing to gripe about? Our wise lawmakers pass law after law, and our country just gets better and better. We just need to relax and let them do their jobs, honey.

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