Chris Grygiel is reporting in the Seattle P-I’s blog, Strange Bedfellows, that the latest Elway Poll shows Sen. Maria Cantwell holding a huge lead over challenger Mike McGavick.
In a head to head match up, Cantwell leads 52 percent to 23 percent, the April survey found. Twenty-six percent of those queried were undecided. The poll of 405 registered voters in Washington state had a margin of error of 5 percentage points. In February, the poll found Cantwell ahead 55 percent to 25 percent, with 20 percent undecided.
When Aaron Dixon, Green Party candidate, is included in the April poll, Cantwell leads 47 percent to 25 percent, with 2 percent going for Dixon. Twenty-six percent were undecided.
Hmm. Other recent polls seem to show Cantwell with a lead of less than half that, so I’m not exactly sure what explains the discrepancy. If I get my hands on a copy, I’ll provide further analysis. (Hey… I’m always open to some wealthy benefactor buying me a subscription.)