Public Policy Polling has released a new poll on presidential politics taken in Washington state. The poll surveyed 1,264 voters (2.76% MOE) from 16th to the 19th of February.
Here are a few highlights. First the big four head-to-head match-ups. PPP writes:
Mitt Romney’s fortunes have really been sinking in PPP’s look ahead to the fall campaign, to the point where he routinely now performs worse against President Obama than the surging Rick Santorum does. Indeed, in Washington state, Romney not only trails Santorum with general election voters, but also Ron Paul.
- Obama 52%, Santorum 40%
- Obama 53%, Romney 38%
- Obama 55%, Gingrich 35%
- Obama 51%, Paul 38%
To put these numbers into context, Washington went for Kerry over Bush, 52.8% to 45.6% in 2004, and Obama over McCain, 57.7% to 40.5% in 2008.
Obama has a net positive job approval: 51% approve, 45% disapprove.
The four Republican candidates have terrible favorables:
- Santorum 36% favorable, 51% unfavorable
- Romney 27% favorable, 63% unfavorable
- Gingrich 19% favorable, 69% unfavorable
- Paul 31% favorable, 55% unfavorable
I think we can safely say that Washington isn’t turning red any time soon. I’ll be posting new poll analyses soon.