Skip Navigation

Close and don't show again.

Your browser is out of date.

You may not get the full experience here on National Journal.

Please upgrade your browser to any of the following supported browsers:

Poll: Insleee, McKenna Tied in Washington Poll: Insleee, McKenna Tied in Washington

This ad will end in seconds
Close X

Want access to this content? Learn More »

Forget Your Password?

Don't have an account? Register »

Reveal Navigation


Poll: Insleee, McKenna Tied in Washington

GOP Attorney General Rob McKenna and former Democratic Rep. Jay Inslee are tied in Washington's gubernatorial contest in a new poll from Strategies 360, a Democratic-leaning consulting firm that has conducted independent polls in the state.

The poll has each candidate at 46 percent support. The last time they conducted a poll, back in May, McKenna led Inslee 43 percent to 39 percent.

The two men have similar favorable/unfavorable splits in the poll. Inslee is viewed favorably by 42 percent and unfavorably by 33 percent. McKenna is seen favorably by 41 percent and unfavorably by 36 percent.

Public polling generally has shown a close race. Washington is a tough state for a Republican, but McKenna is a strong recruit for Republicans and considered the best chance they've had at retaking the governor's mansion in years.

Inslee is underperforming President Obama, and McKenna is overperforming Mitt Romney: The president leads, 52 percent to 39 percent.

The poll was conducted Oct. 17-20 and surveyed 500 likely voters. The margin of error is plus-or-minus 4.4 percentage points.

Don't Miss Today's Top Stories


Rick, Executive Director for Policy

Concise coverage of everything I wish I had hours to read about."

Chuck, Graduate Student

The day's action in one quick read."

Stacy, Director of Communications

I find them informative and appreciate the daily news updates and enjoy the humor as well."

Richard, VP of Government Affairs

Chock full of usable information on today's issues. "

Michael, Executive Director

Sign up form for the newsletter