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December 10, 2012 at 6:00 AM

Monday politics: gay marriage poll, Adam Smith, Cory Booker rising

Good morning. Big weekend for gay marriage in Washington state. So, what do voters across the country think about gay marriage? A new poll reported in Politico says a plurality — not a majority — of Americans favor gay marriage. The Times’ Carol Ostrom reported Saturday about people in our state who voted against…


Comments | More in homepage, Politics Northwest, Same-sex marriage | Topics: Adam Smith, armed services, gay marriage

December 7, 2012 at 6:00 AM

Friday politics: Cheech and Chonged out, second-highest turnout, Colbert for Senate

  Good morning. Happy Friday!   Cheech and Chonged out: I don’t know about you, but the network anchors sounded a little silly as they joked and deployed bad puns about the big party out in Washington state because of our new marijuana law (which took effect Thursday). Anchors like CNN’s Ashleigh Banfield chortled about how many Washingtonians…


Comments | More in 2014 elections, homepage, Marijuana, Politics Northwest, Secretary of State | Topics: cheech and chong, pot legalization, registered voters

October 19, 2012 at 6:00 AM

Friday briefing: Gay marriage and pot close in polls; Facebook political ads not working so well

Good Morning. Polls followed by polls. Washington state could make history a few weeks from now if voters decide to legalize pot or approve same-sex marriage. How likely are either of these events? Well, the latest KING-TV SurveyUSA poll shows gay marriage with 54 percent support and the pot legalization with 55 percent support. Majorities, yes,…


Comments | More in homepage, Marijuana, Politics Northwest | Topics: big voter turnout, charter schools, facebook ads

October 5, 2012 at 2:15 PM

New poll: Three of four statewide initiatives in plus territory

Washington voters appear to like three statewide initiatives — gay marriage, marijuana legalization and tax limitations — enough to put all three measures on the November ballot in positive territory, according to the latest KING TV SurveyUSA poll. The poll shows support for Referendum 74 (approving same-sex marriage) at 55  percent, for approving the tax measure,…


Comments | More in Education, homepage, Marijuana, Politics Northwest | Topics: charter schools, gay marriage, Initiative 1240