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Washington Governor

Candidates

Christine Gregoire*

Christine Gregoire* (D)

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Dino Rossi

Dino Rossi (R)

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Washington Snapshot

RCP House Ranking: Toss Up


Presidential Race: Obama (D) vs. McCain (R)
Governor Race: Gregoire (D)* vs. Rossi (R)
Competitive House Races:
WA-8

Key 2006 State Races:
Senate | WA-8

Polling Data

PollDateSampleGregoire (D)Rossi (R)Spread
Final Results----53.246.8Gregoire +6.4
RCP Average10/22 - 11/2--50.747.3Gregoire +3.4
SurveyUSA10/30 - 11/2663 LV5246Gregoire +6
The Washington Poll10/27 - 10/31387 RV5048Gregoire +2
Rasmussen10/22 - 10/22500 LV5048Gregoire +2

All Washington Governor Polling Data

Race Summary

In a rematch of the ultra-competitive 2004 election, Gov. Christine Gregoire comes this year with the advantage of incumbency, as well as the fact that a Republican has not been elected governor here since 1980.

Still, Rossi lost by only 129 votes in '04, and has four years of the Gregoire administration record to attack. Rossi also has strong fundraising abilities -- enough to keep up with Gregoire.

Previous Elections

Governor
2004: Gregoire 49, Rossi 49
2004: Locke 58, Carlson 40

President
2004: Kerry 53, Bush 46
2000: Gore 50, Bush 45
1996: Clinton 50, Dole 37

Demographics

Population (2007 est.): 6,468,424 
Registered Voters: N/A
Occupation: Blue Collar 22.1% | White Collar 61.4% | Gray Collar 16.4%
Race: White 78.9% | Hispanic 7.5% | Asian 5.4% | Black 3.1%

Polling Data

PollDateSampleGregoire (D)Rossi (R)Spread
Final Results----53.246.8Gregoire +6.4
RCP Average10/22 - 11/2--50.747.3Gregoire +3.4
Strategic Vision (R)10/31 - 11/2800 LV5048Gregoire +2
SurveyUSA10/30 - 11/2663 LV5246Gregoire +6
The Washington Poll10/27 - 10/31387 RV5048Gregoire +2
SurveyUSA10/26 - 10/27630 LV5048Gregoire +2
Strategic Vision (R)10/25 - 10/26800 LV4947Gregoire +2
The Washington Poll10/18 - 10/26600 RV5145Gregoire +6
Rasmussen10/22 - 10/22500 LV5048Gregoire +2
Elway Poll10/16 - 10/19405 RV5139Gregoire +12
SurveyUSA10/12 - 10/13544 LV4847Gregoire +1
Rasmussen10/2 - 10/2700 LV4848Tie
SurveyUSA9/21 - 9/22682 LV5048Gregoire +2
Strategic Vision (R)9/14 - 9/16800 LV4648Rossi +2
Rasmussen9/10 - 9/10500 LV4652Rossi +6
SurveyUSA9/5 - 9/7658 LV4748Rossi +1
SurveyUSA8/11 - 8/12718 LV5048Gregoire +2
Rasmussen8/6 - 8/6500 LV5046Gregoire +4
Elway Poll7/27 - 7/31405 RV5236Gregoire +16
Strategic Vision (R)7/25 - 7/27800 LV4745Gregoire +2
SurveyUSA7/13 - 7/15666 LV4946Gregoire +3
Moore Info. (R)7/9 - 7/10400 LV4545Tie
Rasmussen7/9 - 7/9500 LV5244Gregoire +8
Elway Poll6/18 - 6/22405 RV4739Gregoire +8
Rasmussen6/9 - 6/9500 LV5043Gregoire +7
SurveyUSA6/7 - 6/9637 LV5047Gregoire +3
Rasmussen5/12 - 5/12500 LV5241Gregoire +11
Elway Poll4/21 - 4/22405 RV4338Gregoire +5
SurveyUSA4/14 - 4/16634 LV5046Gregoire +4
SurveyUSA4/7 - 4/7607 RV4847Gregoire +1
Rasmussen3/27 - 3/27500 LV4746Gregoire +1
Rasmussen2/28 - 2/28500 LV4647Rossi +1
U. of Washington10/22 - 10/29600 RV4742Gregoire +5

All Commentary & News Stories

- Negative Ads Highlighted In Final Debate - AP

- Gregoire, Rossi Differ Sharply on Health Care - Seattle Times PI