November 11, 2005--Democrat Maria
Cantwell holds a fifteen point lead in her effort to win re-election
to the United States Senate.
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A Rasmussen Reports Election Poll found
Cantwell attracting 52% of the vote at this early stage of the
campaign. Republican challenger, Mike McGavick, has 37% of the vote.
McGavick is the CEO of the Safeco corporation.
Cantwell is viewed favorably by 57% of
Washington voters and unfavorably by 37%. Name recognition for
McGavick is lower--35% favorable and 34% unfavorable.
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Forty-four percent (44%) of Washington
state voters believe Judge Samuel Alito should be confirmed to serve
on the United States Supreme Court. Twenty-seven percent (27%) take
the opposite view and say he should not be confirmed.
Just 32% of voters in the state say that
George W. Bush is doing a good or excellent job with the economy.
Sixteen percent (16%) say he's doing a "fair" job, while 42% say
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The telephone survey of 500 Likely Voters was conducted by Rasmussen Reports November
2005. The margin of sampling error for the survey is +/- 4.5
percentage points at the midpoint with a 95% level of confidence (see Methodology).