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September 14, 2012 at 9:20 AM

New poll: Obama pulling way ahead in Washington state

Corrected version

The latest Elway Poll is out this morning. And it doubles down on an earlier KING-TV SurveyUSA poll earlier this week that showed Democratic President Obama way out in front of Republican Mitt Romney in Washington state.

Elway’s poll shows Obama 17 points ahead of Romney in our state — 53 percent to 36 percent — a number that echoes the SurveyUSA poll announced earlier this week that showed the president with a 16-point advantage.

If you follow Elway polling to see the trend, the latest poll is a gain from a June presidential gut-check that had Obama ahead in our state by 8 percentage points.

Elway says voter outlook in the state is improving and that may help explain Obama’s good numbers here. “Things stopped getting worse,” explained Elway.

The Elway Poll of 405 registered voters statewide was conducted between Sept. 9-12  and has a margin of error of plus or minus 5 percentage points.

An earlier version of this post contained poll numbers that Elway has since corrected.

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