On Eve of 2nd Presidential Debate, Obama’s Washington State Lead Sliced By 6 Points Following 1st Debate Performance
In an election for President of the United States in Washington state today, 10/15/12, three weeks until votes are counted, Barack Obama leads Mitt Romney 54% to 40%, according to a SurveyUSA poll conducted for KING-TV in Seattle.
Compared to a SurveyUSA poll released 10/01/12, on the eve of the 1st Presidential debate, Obama’s lead has been sliced from 20 points to 14. Among Independent voters, Obama had led by 20 points on 10/01/12, now leads by 9 points today. Among middle-income voters, Obama had led by 18 points, now leads by 7.
Cell-phone and home-phone respondents included in this research: SurveyUSA interviewed 700 adults 10/12/12 through 10/14/12. Of the adults, 628 were registered to vote in Washington state. Of the registered, 543 were determined by SurveyUSA to be likely to vote on or before Election Day 11/06/12. This research was conducted using blended sample, mixed mode. Respondents reachable on a home telephone (75% of likely voters) were interviewed on their home phone in the recorded voice of a professional announcer. Respondents not reachable on a home telephone were shown a questionnaire on their smartphone, tablet or other electronic device.