Having President Obama on the ticket is unlikely to seriously hamper Inslee's candidacy. Fifty-two percent of voters have a favorable opinion of Obama, and he leads Texas Gov. Rick Perry by 13 points and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney by 9 points in split samples. The poll surveyed 938 registered voters, for a margin of error of +/- 3.2 percent. The margin of error is higher for subgroups and the split samples used for the presidential election matchups. The poll was conducted over a relatively wide range of dates, Oct. 10-30, though the campaign has yet to begin in earnest.
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