Results of SurveyUSA Election Poll #20858
 
1Thinking back now to the August 6th primary election for Seattle Mayor ... did you get a chance to vote in the primary? Or not?
628 Likely & Actual VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanLikelyParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncome
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.6%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / Cell PhoLandlineAlready Certain RepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80K
Voted In Primary72%76%68%72%61%79%80%67%79%77%55%78%52%76%71%81%64%55%75%72%54%72%80%62%65%76%72%67%78%
Did Not Vote In Primary26%23%30%22%39%21%20%30%20%21%38%22%48%18%27%17%34%45%24%22%45%27%17%38%29%23%26%28%22%
Not Sure2%2%3%6%1%0%1%3%0%2%7%0%0%6%2%2%2%0%1%6%1%2%3%0%6%1%2%5%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%100%100%
Composition of Likely & Actual Voters100%53%47%30%28%26%16%58%42%72%7%6%15%12%88%47%53%10%62%28%13%46%39%7%24%69%20%33%47%
 
 
2In the August 6 primary election for Seattle mayor, who did you vote for? Mike McGinn? Bruce Harrell? Ed Murray? Peter Steinbrueck? Kate Martin? Charlie Staadecker? Mary Martin? Doug McQuaid Or Joey Gray
452 Likely & Actual Voters Who Voted in The PrimaryAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanLikelyParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncome
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.7%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / Cell PhoLandlineAlready Certain RepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80K
Mike McGinn25%28%20%28%33%17%21%30%18%24%20%11%36%37%23%22%28%36%23%24%35%24%24%22%20%26%35%24%23%
Bruce Harrell11%9%14%7%8%16%14%7%16%9%24%1%28%3%12%10%12%8%12%9%4%15%10%14%12%11%14%10%11%
Ed Murray36%36%35%37%30%43%30%34%38%38%41%18%24%25%37%39%31%15%43%24%14%35%41%46%39%34%22%39%39%
Peter Steinbrueck15%15%14%7%19%15%21%12%17%16%7%29%2%1%16%16%13%16%10%25%16%16%13%4%9%17%13%14%14%
Kate Martin6%3%10%15%3%2%1%10%2%4%0%40%0%19%4%6%6%2%7%4%2%2%11%2%5%7%2%6%8%
Charlie Staadecker4%5%2%3%5%3%5%4%4%4%3%0%5%11%3%3%4%13%2%5%20%4%0%1%6%3%4%6%2%
Mary Martin0%0%0%0%0%0%1%0%0%0%0%0%0%0%0%0%0%1%0%0%1%0%0%1%0%0%1%0%0%
McQuaid1%0%1%0%0%1%1%0%1%0%0%1%1%0%1%1%0%3%0%1%1%1%0%2%1%0%1%1%0%
Gray1%0%1%0%2%1%0%1%1%1%0%0%0%3%0%1%1%5%0%1%4%0%0%0%2%0%3%0%0%
Don't Remember3%3%3%3%2%2%6%3%4%3%6%0%4%0%3%2%4%1%2%6%5%4%1%8%6%2%4%1%2%
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%100%100%
Composition of Likely & Actual Voters Who Voted in The Primary100%56%44%30%24%29%18%54%46%77%5%7%11%12%88%53%47%8%64%28%10%46%44%6%22%73%20%30%50%
 
 
3Have you already decided which of the two candidates for mayor you will vote for in the November 5 election? Or have you not yet made up your mind?
332 Likely VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanLikelyParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncome
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 5.3%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / Cell PhoLandlineAlready Certain RepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80K
Already Decided64%69%58%53%66%72%69%59%71%62%71%83%58%12%74%**64%58%71%51%70%58%71%75%56%66%68%65%65%
Not Yet Made Up Your Mind36%31%41%47%34%28%29%40%28%37%29%17%42%88%25%**36%42%29%48%29%42%28%24%44%34%31%35%35%
Not Sure1%0%1%0%1%1%2%0%1%1%0%0%0%0%1%**1%0%0%1%1%0%1%1%0%1%2%0%0%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%0%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Likely Voters100%50%50%33%32%26%10%65%35%71%7%6%17%17%83%0%100%11%59%30%15%51%32%5%30%65%19%33%48%
 
 
4When did you decide which of the two candidates for mayor you would vote for in the November 5 election?
507 Actual Voters & Likely Voters Who Have Decided On a CandidateAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanLikelyParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncome
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.4%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / Cell PhoLandlineAlready Certain RepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80K
Before The Primary43%45%40%43%42%43%42%43%42%47%53%15%27%**42%44%41%34%50%29%30%38%52%59%47%40%44%47%41%
Before You Received Your November Ballot37%32%44%41%34%37%38%37%37%36%34%55%40%**38%37%38%42%37%39%47%35%38%25%35%40%36%40%36%
After You Received Your November Ballot18%22%14%16%23%17%18%19%17%16%10%30%28%**19%17%21%18%13%32%20%26%9%13%17%19%16%12%22%
Not Sure2%2%2%0%1%2%3%1%3%1%3%0%4%**2%2%0%7%1%0%4%2%1%3%2%1%4%0%2%
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%100%100%
Composition of Actual Voters & Likely Voters Who Have Decided On a Candidate100%56%44%27%28%28%18%55%45%72%7%7%14%5%95%58%42%9%66%25%13%43%43%7%22%71%21%33%47%
 
 
5What was the most important issue for you in making your decision: transportation -- things like traffic, road maintenance, and parking in Seattle? Public safety? Public schools and education? Affordable housing? The candidates' personal styles? Or something else?
507 Actual Voters & Likely Voters Who Have Decided On a CandidateAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanLikelyParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncome
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.4%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / Cell PhoLandlineAlready Certain RepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80K
Transportation32%34%28%42%31%26%25%37%25%31%13%56%31%**32%34%28%25%29%39%18%30%37%29%25%33%30%25%38%
Public Safety13%12%14%8%13%13%20%11%16%13%29%5%9%**12%15%10%15%14%10%19%12%12%8%18%12%11%18%11%
Public Schools And Education14%11%17%17%15%8%15%16%11%14%16%0%17%**12%15%11%17%16%6%16%13%14%9%12%15%10%21%11%
Affordable Housing6%4%8%3%9%7%5%6%6%6%4%4%10%**6%5%8%7%6%5%8%6%6%13%11%4%12%8%2%
Candidates' Personal Styles21%23%18%18%18%26%22%18%25%23%15%25%13%**22%16%28%27%20%21%28%21%19%25%21%20%22%18%21%
Something Else15%15%15%12%14%19%12%13%16%13%24%10%20%**15%15%15%10%14%19%10%19%12%16%13%15%15%11%17%
Not Sure0%0%0%0%0%1%0%0%1%0%0%0%0%**0%1%0%0%0%0%0%0%1%0%0%0%0%0%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%100%100%
Composition of Actual Voters & Likely Voters Who Have Decided On a Candidate100%56%44%27%28%28%18%55%45%72%7%7%14%5%95%58%42%9%66%25%13%43%43%7%22%71%21%33%47%
 
 
6Which candidate would do a better job of improving Seattle's traffic and transportation problems?
507 Actual Voters & Likely Voters Who Have Decided On a CandidateAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanLikelyParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncome
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.4%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / Cell PhoLandlineAlready Certain RepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80K
McGinn33%33%33%33%44%25%31%38%27%31%39%23%48%**31%30%37%42%33%30%44%25%38%44%39%31%40%36%28%
Murray53%52%54%48%50%61%52%49%58%56%43%69%36%**55%57%48%47%54%52%45%55%53%43%47%56%44%57%54%
Not Sure14%15%13%19%6%14%17%12%15%13%19%9%16%**14%13%15%12%13%18%11%20%8%13%14%14%16%7%18%
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%100%100%
Composition of Actual Voters & Likely Voters Who Have Decided On a Candidate100%56%44%27%28%28%18%55%45%72%7%7%14%5%95%58%42%9%66%25%13%43%43%7%22%71%21%33%47%
 
 
7Which candidate would do a better job of managing city government?
507 Actual Voters & Likely Voters Who Have Decided On a CandidateAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanLikelyParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncome
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.3%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / Cell PhoLandlineAlready Certain RepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80K
McGinn29%26%33%30%29%26%32%29%28%28%43%12%37%**28%28%30%34%30%26%39%25%30%35%37%26%37%30%26%
Murray60%65%54%62%59%63%56%60%60%62%46%81%45%**62%63%56%52%61%60%47%61%63%51%50%64%49%62%62%
Not Sure11%9%13%8%13%11%12%10%11%10%11%6%18%**10%9%14%14%9%14%14%14%7%14%13%10%14%8%11%
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%100%100%
Composition of Actual Voters & Likely Voters Who Have Decided On a Candidate100%56%44%27%28%28%18%55%45%72%7%7%14%5%95%58%42%9%66%25%13%43%43%7%22%71%21%33%47%
 
 
8Which candidate would do a better job of helping the city's economy?
507 Actual Voters & Likely Voters Who Have Decided On a CandidateAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanLikelyParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncome
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.4%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / Cell PhoLandlineAlready Certain RepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80K
McGinn28%27%29%32%27%24%29%30%26%27%35%9%42%**27%27%29%30%27%29%38%20%33%26%35%26%34%31%26%
Murray57%58%54%56%55%62%51%56%58%59%55%69%40%**58%60%52%54%56%59%46%61%56%57%52%58%49%61%56%
Not Sure15%14%17%11%18%14%19%15%16%15%10%23%18%**15%12%19%16%17%11%16%19%11%17%13%16%17%9%19%
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%100%100%
Composition of Actual Voters & Likely Voters Who Have Decided On a Candidate100%56%44%27%28%28%18%55%45%72%7%7%14%5%95%58%42%9%66%25%13%43%43%7%22%71%21%33%47%
 
 
9Which candidate would do a better job overseeing the police department?
507 Actual Voters & Likely Voters Who Have Decided On a CandidateAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanLikelyParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncome
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.4%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / Cell PhoLandlineAlready Certain RepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80K
McGinn29%27%32%32%33%23%30%32%26%27%39%16%42%**28%29%30%38%27%32%40%26%29%41%35%27%36%33%25%
Murray54%56%52%51%49%63%54%50%60%58%43%59%36%**55%58%50%51%56%50%44%55%56%46%46%57%43%59%56%
Not Sure16%16%17%17%18%14%15%18%15%14%18%26%22%**17%14%20%11%17%18%17%18%14%12%19%16%21%8%18%
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%100%100%
Composition of Actual Voters & Likely Voters Who Have Decided On a Candidate100%56%44%27%28%28%18%55%45%72%7%7%14%5%95%58%42%9%66%25%13%43%43%7%22%71%21%33%47%
 
 
10If the waterfront tunnel runs over budget, which candidate would do a better job of convincing the state to pay for the cost overruns?
507 Actual Voters & Likely Voters Who Have Decided On a CandidateAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanLikelyParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncome
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.4%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / Cell PhoLandlineAlready Certain RepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80K
McGinn29%28%31%35%34%23%25%34%24%29%25%22%36%**28%28%31%38%28%30%49%21%33%27%35%28%33%33%27%
Murray55%58%52%55%54%58%51%55%55%58%55%71%34%**56%58%51%49%57%52%30%63%55%55%45%58%47%58%57%
Not Sure16%14%18%10%12%19%24%11%21%13%20%7%30%**16%14%18%13%15%18%21%16%13%18%20%14%20%9%16%
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%100%100%
Composition of Actual Voters & Likely Voters Who Have Decided On a Candidate100%56%44%27%28%28%18%55%45%72%7%7%14%5%95%58%42%9%66%25%13%43%43%7%22%71%21%33%47%
 
 
11During the campaign, both candidates said they would support a 15 dollar an hour minimum wage in Seattle. Do you support or do you oppoe a 15 dollar an hour minimum wage in the city of Seattle?
507 Actual Voters & Likely Voters Who Have Decided On a CandidateAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanLikelyParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncome
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.4%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / Cell PhoLandlineAlready Certain RepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80K
Support56%51%61%68%50%52%52%59%52%56%78%70%34%**57%59%52%36%66%39%36%43%75%65%57%55%61%67%48%
Oppose38%43%33%28%42%42%43%35%42%38%21%30%53%**38%37%41%63%28%54%61%50%19%30%39%39%33%30%45%
Not Sure6%6%6%4%8%6%5%6%6%5%1%0%13%**6%5%7%1%6%7%3%6%6%5%5%6%6%3%7%
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%100%100%
Composition of Actual Voters & Likely Voters Who Have Decided On a Candidate100%56%44%27%28%28%18%55%45%72%7%7%14%5%95%58%42%9%66%25%13%43%43%7%22%71%21%33%47%
 
 
12Is the city of Seattle headed in the right direction? Or is it off on the wrong track?
507 Actual Voters & Likely Voters Who Have Decided On a CandidateAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanLikelyParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncome
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.4%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / Cell PhoLandlineAlready Certain RepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80K
Right Direction48%52%43%52%55%41%41%53%41%49%43%37%51%**47%45%52%30%55%36%39%45%54%43%46%49%46%47%51%
Wrong Track37%37%36%33%31%45%39%32%43%39%49%20%28%**37%37%36%55%30%47%47%41%29%45%40%34%39%41%32%
Not Sure16%11%21%15%15%14%20%15%16%13%8%43%21%**16%18%13%14%15%17%14%14%17%12%14%16%15%12%16%
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%100%100%
Composition of Actual Voters & Likely Voters Who Have Decided On a Candidate100%56%44%27%28%28%18%55%45%72%7%7%14%5%95%58%42%9%66%25%13%43%43%7%22%71%21%33%47%
 
 
** Too few respondents of this type were interviewed for this data to be meaningful.