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From Kos: Peter Goldmark Polls Strong

[Note from Switzer:  This was posted at Kos by Washblog's newest member, peagreen.  I'm posting with peagreen's permission and a link to the original diary.]

The Washington State 5th Congressional District race has been running below the radar so far this year. The district voted 60/40 for the Republican in the last congressional election. However, a poll of likely voters in the district is showing the Republican incumbent is vulnerable.

The 5th District is a mix of two-thirds urban voters mostly in the Spokane area and one-third rural voters spread between the Canadian and Oregon borders. Our district shares the nation's concerns about the war in Iraq, the economy, and energy prices, but  agriculture, veterans' services, health care, and education are also big issues here.

The poll was completed for the campaign of Democrat Peter Goldmark for Congress. The report summary from the polling firm states:

The new Lake Research Partners survey of likely voters in Washington's 5th District shows Republican Cathy McMorris vulnerable to a challenge from Democrat Peter Goldmark.

With enough resources to communicate Goldmark's strong messages, inform voters about McMorris' voting record, and drive home the potent contrast between Goldmark's priorities and Cathy McMorris' special interest agenda, this seat is winnable.
    * In the initial ballot, incumbent McMorris receives less than a majority of the vote against Goldmark despite a vast name recognition advantage. After both candidates get their messages out, Goldmark pulls into a virtual tie with McMorris--37% for Goldmark to 39% for McMorris.
    * Bush's favorability rating is only 44% (very or somewhat favorable) versus 53% (very or somewhat unfavorable) with a plurality (42%) giving him a very unfavorable rating, making Bush a liability for McMorris in the district.
    * McMorris' own job performance rating is low. Just 44% rate McMorris' job rating as good or excellent versus 47% who say it is just fair or poor, for a net negative job performance rating (-3%).
    * McMorris has certainly not sealed the deal on her reelection, as just 38% are ready to re-elect her. The remaining 62% of the electorate would consider voting for someone else (24%), vote to replace McMorris (20%), or aren't sure (18%).

These findings are based on 400 completed interviews with a random sample of likely November 2006 voters. Interviews were conducted from July 20-23, 2006. Sampling error is +/- 4.9%.

This is another strong Democratic challenge to another rubber stamp DelayPomboCunninghamBluntBoehnerDoolittle Republican. Good news for us all!
Peter's new campaign tv ad is up and running on his website. Check it out here.
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This is great news -- Cathy  ideology-above-science-and-justice McMorris has been sitting in that seat in the 5th gaining power and prominence by promoting the middle-class crushing policies of the Bush administration.  And the people in her district have been suffering.

Thanks to peagreen.  I love that name.  After the peagreen boat in the Owl & the Pussycat?  

by noemie maxwell on Fri Aug 04, 2006 at 09:25:41 AM PST

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Goldmark is a natural candidate and speaks with local authority on issues facing the 5th Congressional District. As a rancher he knows the issues facing the agricultural community. As a former Regent of Washington State University he is an expert on education. And having a PhD in molecular biology, he understands science and our need to use it in policy decisions.

This poll says he can win and we need to support him. You can log onto his website at http://www.votepetergoldmark.com/.

 You can contribute by going to his website or go to http://www.actblue.com/page/goldmark

Let's help send Peter Goldmark to Congress!

by Steve Zemke MajorityRulesBlog on Fri Aug 04, 2006 at 09:50:00 AM PST

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