Seattle-based Elway Research just released their new poll of the open congressional campaign between former state Senator and statewide nominee Dino Rossi (R) and pediatrician Kim Shrier (D). The two are running to replace retiring Rep. Dave Reichert (R-Auburn) in a Seattle suburban district.
The results are a bit surprising when considering previous polling that found the candidates tied. According to Elway (10/5-9; 400 WA-8 registered voters), Mr. Rossi has now built a 49-39% advantage. The researchers claim the lunge toward Rossi is a result of the Kavanaugh confirmation process. Additionally, a NRCC ad showing that Dr. Shrier, while calling for Medicare expansion to cover more individuals, doesn’t accept Medicaid patients in her own practice, which has cast her as a hypocrite. More data is needed to determine if this poll is an outlier or has staying power.
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