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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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November 12, 2012 at 6:00 AM

Monday briefing: anchor giggles on pot law; GOP should become more “modern,” not “moderate”

Good Morning.   U.S. Rep Cathy McMorris Rodgers joins the soul-searching: McMorris Rodgers of Spokane, rising star  of the U.S. House, told CNN Sunday  that the Republican Party, now licking its considerable wounds from last week’s election, should become more “modern” not more “moderate,” as it figures out what went wrong and right in the 2012…

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