Results of SurveyUSA Election Poll #14025
 
WA 8th CD Rematch: Reichert Holds Early Lead In Bid For Third Term: Incumbent Republican Congressman Dave Reichert defeats Democratic challenger Darcy Burner by 6 points today, in a rematch of their 2006 election fight, according to this latest exclusive KING-TV poll conducted by SurveyUSA. Today, it's Reichert 51%, Burner 45%. Among men, Reichert leads today by 15 points; among women, Burner leads by 2 -- a 17 point gender gap. Reichert leads by 8 among voters age 18 to 49, by 3 among voters age 50+. 13% of Democrats cross over to vote for Reichert; 7% of Republicans cross over to vote for Burner. Independents favor Reichert by 13 points. Burner, a former Microsoft executive, lost to Reichert in 2006 by 2 points, 51% to 49%.
 
Filtering: SurveyUSA interviewed 900 Washington state registered voters 06/16/08 through 06/17/08, using registration-based sample from Aristotle. Of the registered voters, 679 were determined by SurveyUSA to be likely to vote in the November general election. 37 of Washington's 39 counties vote exclusively by mail; ballots must be postmarked no later than Election Day, 11/04/08.
 
If the election for U.S. House of Representatives, were today, would you vote for ... (names rotated) Republican Dave Reichert? Or, Democrat Darcy Burner?
679 Likely VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyAttend Religious ServiceAbortionChange Your Mind
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.8%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian/OtRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalRegularlOccasionAlmost NPro-lifePro-choiCould ChMind Mad
Dave Reichert (R)51%56%46%49%54%50%48%52%49%52%****38%93%13%52%90%45%12%64%48%39%79%35%50%52%
Darcy Burner (D)45%41%48%46%43%45%47%44%46%43%****59%7%84%39%8%50%84%31%48%57%18%61%39%46%
Other1%1%1%1%0%1%1%1%1%1%****2%0%0%3%1%0%0%1%0%1%1%1%1%1%
Undecided4%2%5%3%3%4%4%3%4%4%****1%1%3%7%2%4%5%4%4%3%2%3%10%1%
Total100%100%100%100%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%49%51%18%34%32%16%52%48%87%3%4%6%33%37%26%27%47%18%39%24%37%35%62%23%76%
 
 
** Too few respondents of this type were interviewed for this data to be meaningful.