There’s been a lot of chatter over the last few days about whether the Washington Senate contest, which had seemed to be moving out of reach for the Republicans, might be suddenly trending back to Republican Dino Rossi. A group of polls over the last couple weeks had shown pulling even or even ahead of Patty Murray. The problem was that they were almost all Republican or Republican-leaning polls. Two from Fox, two from Rasmussen and one from Republican pollster Fabrizio. So many of us have been eagerly awaiting numbers from some more disinterested pollsters. Today we got two of them. And they suggest Murray remains a prohibitive favorite.
CNN/Time has an 8 point margin for Murray and the Elway Poll, which is considered the poll of record in Washington state, has a 15 point spread in her favor.