Democrat George Fearing’s campaign is touting a new internal poll showing that he’s closed to within 52-47 against “Do Nuthin’ Doc” Hastings in central Washington’s 4th Congressional District… a truly stunning margin in this very Republican district.
Voters in Washington’s 4th Congressional District are clearly unhappy with the direction of the country (79% wrong track). [...] On the question of “Are you happy with the performance of your Congressman”, 65% of voters said ‘No’.
I’ve met Fearing a couple times, and he’s come across as a great guy who would make an excellent congressman, but given his lack of resources, the dearth of media coverage and his district’s Republican leanings, nobody really expected this race to be that close.
Still, this is a pretty cranky electorate (and with good reason), so while I wouldn’t bet money on Fearing, I wouldn’t entirely dismiss this poll either. Who knows… perhaps we have the biggest upset in the nation brewing in our own backyard?
Of course, Jon had this earlier, but I just wanted to add my own two cents.