Results of SurveyUSA Election Poll #15767
 
Little Distance Between Hutchison, Constantine as King County WA Executive Race Gets Underway: In an election for King County Executive held today, 09/04/09, two months until votes are counted, Susan Hutchison just edges Dow Constantine 47% to 44%, according to this latest exclusive KING-TV poll conducted by SurveyUSA. 10% of likely voters are undecided, making any outcome possible.

Hutchison, a former local TV news anchor, leads 2:1 among Republicans, conservatives, and those who are not college graduates. Constantine, currently chairman of the King County Council, leads by more nearly 3:1 among liberals and by nearly 2:1 among Democrats.

Among other groups, the leads are much smaller.
Independents back Hutchison by 10 points; moderates prefer Hutchison by 7.
Constantine has small leads among college graduates and Asian-Americans; Hutchison has small leads among men, voters age 50-64, and among those with incomes below $50K.
Women, voters age 18-49 and 65+, whites, and those with incomes above $50K are all split.

 
Filtering: SurveyUSA interviewed 1,000 King County adults 09/01/09 through 09/03/09. Of them, 896 identified themselves as being registered to vote. Of the registered voters, 557 were determined by SurveyUSA to be likely to vote in the election. The election will be conducted entirely by mail; ballots become available on October 14.
 
If the election for King County Executive were today, would you vote for ... (choices rotated) Dow Constantine? Susan Hutchison?
557 Likely VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyCollege GradIncome
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.2%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / RepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalYesNo< $50K> $50K
Constantine44%42%46%42%45%43%45%44%43%44%****46%21%61%39%22%42%66%49%33%42%45%
Hutchison47%47%46%46%43%50%47%44%49%46%****39%67%33%49%70%49%24%40%60%49%46%
Undecided10%11%8%12%12%7%8%12%7%10%****15%12%7%12%7%9%10%10%7%9%9%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Likely Voters100%48%52%15%34%31%21%48%52%88%3%2%8%25%46%27%23%48%27%67%33%23%77%
 
 
** Too few respondents of this type were interviewed for this data to be meaningful.