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October 14, 2014 at 10:29 AM

New Poll: Class-size initiative has hefty lead

These are the kind of numbers everyone wants their campaign to have. Initiative 1351, a measure on the November ballot to increase school staffing and decrease class sizes of students, has a 42-point lead in a new Elway Poll released this morning. In the poll, 66 percent of those surveyed said they favored the measure, which would cost the…

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July 17, 2014 at 12:31 PM

Seattle in its own minimum-wage bubble

Seattle is the only area in the state with a plurality of voters who believe that a $15 minimum wage would help the economy more than hurt it, according to an Elway poll released today. That puts city voters at odds with those elsewhere, including the rest of King County and all of Eastern Washington, where most voters say…

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April 17, 2014 at 1:01 PM

Poll: Voters support taxes for roads, schools, parks

Washington state voters are willing to pay higher taxes to support a variety of community services, including roads and public transportation, according to a public poll released Thursday. The Elway Poll reported that 74 percent of voters surveyed last week said they supported higher local taxes for roads and 60 percent said they supported higher taxes…

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April 15, 2014 at 10:37 AM

New poll: Opposing gun measures both have majority support

Washington state voters support both expanding background checks for gun sales and restricting background checks for gun sales, according to an Elway Poll released Tuesday. The poll, the first public survey of voters to gauge support for the initiatives simultaneously, shows the pro-background check Initiative 594 is starting the campaign in better shape. But the anti-background check…

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September 10, 2013 at 10:23 AM

Elway Poll: Voters support labeling genetically-modified food, protecting signature gatherers

A new Elway Poll indicates strong support for two initiatives to the Legislature on the November ballot that would aid initiative signature gatherers, and require labeling of genetically-engineered food. The poll of 406 registered voters, which has a margin of error of plus or minus 5 percentage points, found that 58 percent of the people surveyed supported…

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Comments | More in Politics Northwest | Topics: Elway Poll, genetically-modified food, Initiative 517

January 2, 2013 at 1:04 PM

Elway Poll: Fiscal cliff debate hurts state voter outlook

A new poll by Stuart Elway indicates the “fiscal cliff” debate in Washington, D.C., made Washington voters more pessimistic about the future. Elway checks voter outlook periodically, based on a four point scale. His latest poll surveyed 411 registered voters and has a margin of error of plus or minus five percentage points. More

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September 17, 2012 at 9:53 AM

Ballot measures hovering around 50 percent — way too close to call

If you are looking to polling to predict whether four Washington ballot measures are likely to pass this November, the latest Elway Poll offers a giant question mark. There’s nothing wrong with the polling. It’s just that three ballot measures — the tax limitation measure, gay marriage and marijuana legalization — all are hovering around 50…

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Comments | More in Education, homepage, Marijuana, Politics Northwest | Topics: charter schools, Elway Poll, gay marriage

September 17, 2012 at 6:10 AM

Monday briefing: Republican bench; what’s middle class?; Occupy anniversary

Good Morning: Republican bench: It seems premature, but political analysts are looking at the latest, and, for the moment, Democratic-leaning polls, and wondering if Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob McKenna might lose to Democrat Jay Inslee in the governor’s race, if Reagan Dunn, another Republican, may come up short in November compared with Democrat Bob Ferguson, in…

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Comments | More in Attorney General, Governor, homepage, Politics Northwest, Secretary of State | Topics: Elway Poll, governor, Jay Inslee

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…

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July 24, 2012 at 1:51 PM

Elway Poll indicates some ballot measures in trouble

A new poll by Stuart Elway suggests most of the major measures on the November ballot could be in trouble. While the measures on same-sex marriage, tax limits, charter schools and marijuana legalization are leading in the polls, only one of them – Tim Eyman’s initiative requiring a two-thirds vote in the Legislature to increase taxes…

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Comments | More in Education, homepage, Marijuana, Politics Northwest, State budget, State Legislature | Topics: charter schools, Elway Poll, gay marriage