Poll: Obama Leads Romney In Washington, Governor’s Race Still Close

A new poll from the Seattle-based consulting firm Strategies 360 shows President Barack Obama with a comfortable 11-point advantage over Mitt Romney in Washington, while the gubernatorial contest there remains close.  

In the statewide survey of likely voters, conducted May 22-24, 51 percent say they intend to vote for Obama, while 40 percent prefer Romney.  The two candidates running in the state’s governor’s race are about even, according to the poll.  Republican Rob McKenna, Washington’s two-term attorney general, bests Democrat and former U.S. House Rep. Jay Inslee, 43 percent to 39 percent.

The TPM Poll Average currently shows McKenna with a comparable lead over Inslee.  



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