Results of SurveyUSA Election Poll #20753
 
If the election for Seattle mayor were today, who would you vote for? Mike McGinn? Or Ed Murray?
503 Likely VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncome
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.5%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / Cell PhoLandlineRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80K
Mike McGinn30%34%26%32%34%28%25%33%27%25%40%**45%27%30%29%30%31%40%21%35%36%27%31%43%31%25%
Ed Murray52%52%52%49%49%55%56%49%55%59%36%**33%33%54%49%54%49%38%63%49%46%55%52%34%51%62%
Undecided18%14%23%19%17%17%20%18%18%16%25%**22%40%16%22%16%20%22%17%16%19%18%17%23%19%13%
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%100%
Composition of Likely Voters100%53%47%29%27%28%16%56%44%72%6%3%18%10%90%9%59%31%11%38%47%7%30%63%23%32%45%
 
 
Is the city of Seattle headed in the right direction? Or is it off on the wrong track?
652 Registered VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncome
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.9%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / Cell PhoLandlineRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80K
Right Direction44%47%42%56%52%32%26%54%30%43%42%**42%55%43%27%52%37%33%42%51%45%39%46%47%38%47%
Wrong Track39%41%37%28%36%51%50%31%51%40%41%**36%26%40%60%32%44%56%44%29%40%40%39%38%42%38%
Not Sure17%12%21%16%12%17%24%15%19%16%17%**21%18%16%13%16%19%11%14%20%15%20%15%15%20%15%
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%100%
Composition of Registered Voters100%51%49%34%26%26%14%60%40%72%7%4%17%10%90%10%57%32%13%43%40%8%29%63%26%30%44%
 
 
Do you approve or disapprove of the job Mike McGinn is doing as Mayor of Seattle?
652 Registered VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncome
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.9%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / Cell PhoLandlineRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80K
Approve40%45%34%48%40%34%30%44%33%38%51%**41%57%38%33%41%40%34%39%43%42%39%39%48%41%35%
Disapprove44%44%45%34%42%54%56%37%54%46%33%**43%21%47%57%42%43%50%47%41%45%44%45%34%40%54%
Not Sure16%11%21%18%18%12%14%18%13%17%17%**16%22%15%10%17%16%16%15%16%13%17%16%18%20%12%
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%100%
Composition of Registered Voters100%51%49%34%26%26%14%60%40%72%7%4%17%10%90%10%57%32%13%43%40%8%29%63%26%30%44%
 
 
Do you approve or disapprove of the job Ed Murray is doing as State Senator?
652 Registered VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncome
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.9%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / Cell PhoLandlineRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80K
Approve57%58%56%51%59%61%59%55%60%61%43%**45%35%59%50%65%44%38%58%64%36%57%59%44%60%62%
Disapprove19%25%14%20%18%22%16%19%20%16%34%**22%23%19%30%12%29%30%20%14%45%18%17%28%20%14%
Not Sure24%18%30%29%23%17%25%26%19%23%23%**32%42%22%20%23%27%31%22%22%19%25%24%28%20%24%
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%100%
Composition of Registered Voters100%51%49%34%26%26%14%60%40%72%7%4%17%10%90%10%57%32%13%43%40%8%29%63%26%30%44%
 
 
Do you approve? Or disapprove? of the job the Seattle City Council is doing?
652 Registered VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncome
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.9%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / Cell PhoLandlineRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80K
Approve35%39%31%35%43%32%28%38%30%35%46%**29%45%34%25%37%36%32%37%34%32%35%35%36%30%38%
Disapprove43%46%39%42%39%46%47%40%46%41%37%**51%29%44%65%35%50%51%45%38%50%45%42%43%50%37%
Not Sure22%15%30%23%19%22%25%21%23%24%17%**20%26%22%10%28%15%17%18%28%18%21%23%21%20%24%
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%100%
Composition of Registered Voters100%51%49%34%26%26%14%60%40%72%7%4%17%10%90%10%57%32%13%43%40%8%29%63%26%30%44%
 
 
How concerned are you about Seattle's traffic and transportation issues? Very concerned? Somewhat concerned? Not very concerned? Or not at all concerned?
652 Registered VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncome
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.5%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / Cell PhoLandlineRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80K
Very72%68%77%74%70%74%71%72%73%72%52%**80%59%74%77%73%71%75%75%69%64%74%73%76%66%75%
Somewhat22%24%19%21%22%20%24%22%21%22%27%**16%25%21%22%21%21%18%20%24%27%17%23%18%27%20%
Not Very3%4%2%1%8%3%2%4%3%3%18%**0%10%3%0%3%4%2%3%4%2%7%2%3%3%4%
Not At All2%2%1%1%0%3%2%1%3%1%3%**4%0%2%0%1%3%3%1%1%5%1%1%2%1%1%
Not Sure1%1%1%2%0%1%1%1%1%2%0%**0%6%1%0%2%1%1%0%2%3%1%1%1%3%0%
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%100%
Composition of Registered Voters100%51%49%34%26%26%14%60%40%72%7%4%17%10%90%10%57%32%13%43%40%8%29%63%26%30%44%
 
 
How concerned are you about the quality of the public schools?
652 Registered VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncome
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.9%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / Cell PhoLandlineRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80K
Very58%57%60%66%55%55%53%61%54%55%60%**74%41%60%62%59%56%58%55%62%46%63%58%58%49%64%
Somewhat29%28%30%26%28%32%31%27%32%33%13%**19%36%28%25%30%28%31%33%25%39%24%30%32%32%25%
Not Very9%10%7%3%13%11%12%7%11%9%18%**5%16%8%12%8%10%8%9%8%8%10%9%7%11%9%
Not At All3%5%2%3%5%3%3%3%3%2%9%**3%2%3%1%2%6%3%2%3%6%2%3%3%4%3%
Not Sure1%1%1%2%0%0%1%1%1%1%0%**0%6%1%1%2%0%0%0%2%1%1%1%0%3%0%
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%100%
Composition of Registered Voters100%51%49%34%26%26%14%60%40%72%7%4%17%10%90%10%57%32%13%43%40%8%29%63%26%30%44%
 
 
How concerned are you about public safety and the police department?
652 Registered VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncome
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.9%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / Cell PhoLandlineRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80K
Very57%59%55%54%50%65%61%52%64%54%62%**66%31%60%52%57%58%54%62%53%69%62%53%56%60%54%
Somewhat31%27%34%35%32%25%26%34%26%32%21%**27%45%29%33%30%31%34%28%33%24%25%34%36%24%32%
Not Very10%11%9%7%16%8%9%11%8%11%13%**4%18%9%14%10%8%11%8%11%6%10%10%6%9%13%
Not At All1%2%0%1%1%1%2%1%2%1%4%**0%0%1%0%2%1%0%1%2%0%3%1%1%2%1%
Not Sure1%1%2%3%0%0%2%2%1%1%0%**3%6%1%1%1%2%1%1%2%1%1%2%1%4%0%
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%100%
Composition of Registered Voters100%51%49%34%26%26%14%60%40%72%7%4%17%10%90%10%57%32%13%43%40%8%29%63%26%30%44%
 
 
How concerned are you about the quality of Seattle's leadership?
652 Registered VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncome
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.9%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / Cell PhoLandlineRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80K
Very46%51%40%43%34%56%54%39%55%45%59%**45%16%49%72%36%54%64%49%35%66%48%42%46%44%47%
Somewhat36%31%40%31%42%36%35%36%35%35%22%**42%44%35%24%40%33%30%34%42%29%33%38%36%40%32%
Not Very16%15%17%22%22%7%8%22%7%17%12%**12%34%14%4%20%12%5%17%17%5%15%18%15%11%20%
Not At All1%2%1%1%2%2%1%1%1%1%8%**1%2%1%0%2%1%0%0%3%0%2%1%2%2%1%
Not Sure1%1%2%2%1%0%2%2%1%2%0%**0%6%1%0%2%0%0%0%3%1%1%1%1%4%0%
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%100%
Composition of Registered Voters100%51%49%34%26%26%14%60%40%72%7%4%17%10%90%10%57%32%13%43%40%8%29%63%26%30%44%
 
 
How concerned are you about the cost or availability of housing in Seattle?
652 Registered VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncome
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.9%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / Cell PhoLandlineRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80K
Very47%50%45%54%38%50%43%47%48%45%63%**51%35%49%30%48%52%44%42%52%54%56%43%61%48%39%
Somewhat33%28%38%33%32%33%32%33%33%34%15%**34%46%31%31%34%31%26%37%32%34%26%35%28%36%34%
Not Very15%16%14%10%23%12%20%15%15%17%13%**11%14%15%37%14%11%24%17%11%5%14%17%10%9%23%
Not At All3%5%1%0%4%5%4%2%5%3%1%**4%0%3%2%2%4%5%3%3%7%2%3%1%4%4%
Not Sure2%2%2%2%2%0%1%2%0%1%9%**0%6%1%0%2%2%0%2%2%1%1%2%0%3%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%100%
Composition of Registered Voters100%51%49%34%26%26%14%60%40%72%7%4%17%10%90%10%57%32%13%43%40%8%29%63%26%30%44%
 
 
** Too few respondents of this type were interviewed for this data to be meaningful.