We go now to the contest between political ads, particularly in the Washington governor’s race. Pollster Stuart Elway this week presented poll results that show Democrat Jay Inslee beating Republican Rob McKenna for the first time since the campaign began. One possibility is that his poll showing Inslee with 43 percent to McKenna’s 36 percent is an outlier poll. Or, the results could be, as pollster Elway surmises, due in part to the fact that Inslee had his ad up on TV earlier than McKenna did. A lot of people liked the first Inslee ad. The first McKenna ad went up on the air Tuesday.
You be the judge. Which ad do you like better?
Or Rob McKenna’s?
Inslee has a second ad up on the air; McKenna does not. By the way, does your view on which ad is better mesh with your intentions to vote for one candidate or the other?
In other video and ad news, King County Councilmember Bob Ferguson, Democratic candidate for attorney general, is in a bit of a tiff with TVW for a Web ad he is running that uses — TVW says misuses — footage from an earlier TVW debate. The video captures the debate from the debate about attendance records at the County Council. So why is Ferguson still using the video? His campaign manager, Mike Webb, says the campaign is looking at various options other than the TVW footage, but for now the Web video remains.
In the 6th Congressional District down, which covers the Olympic Peninsula, state Sen. Derek Kilmer has taken to the airwaves with his new ad. His chief Republican opponent Bill Driscoll has been up on the air for a while. The Kilmer ad has the same title as the first McKenna ad, “Family,” which tends to resonate.