Here Are The Results of SurveyUSA Election Poll #10344

Geography Surveyed: WA-08
Data Collected: 09/24/2006 - 09/26/2006
Release Date: 09/27/2006 1:45 PM ET
Sponsor: KING-TV Seattle

Fierce Fight for GOP To Hold Seat in WA8: In an election for the U.S. House of Representatives today, 9/27/06, in Washington's 8th Congressional District, incumbent Republican Dave Reichert and Democratic challenger Darcy Burner are neck and neck, according to a SurveyUSA poll conducted exclusively for KING-TV Seattle. 6 weeks to the 11/7/06 general election, Reichert gets 50% of the vote. Burner gets 48%. Reichert wins by 12 points among men. Burner wins by 9 points among women. Reichert gets 92% of Republican votes. Burner gets 86% of Democrat votes. Independents favor Reichert by 5 points. Reichert leads 94% to 5% among those who approve of President Bush's performance in office. Burner leads 79% to 18% among those who disapprove of Bush. President George W. Bush's approval rating among likely voters in Washington's 8th Congressional District is 39%. Reichert was first elected to Congress in 2004. In a SurveyUSA poll of WA8 Registered Voters released 8/24/06, Reichert led Burner by 13 points. That data is not directly comparable with the results of today's poll, which screens for, and measures the intentions of, Likely Voters.

Filtering: 900 adults from Washington's 8th Congressional District were interviewed 9/24/2006 - 9/26/2006. Of them, 788 were registered to vote. Of them, 536 were judged to be "likely" voters. Crosstabs reflect Likely Voters.

  Asked of 536 Likely Voters
  Credibility Interval for this question = ± 4.3 percentage points.

If the election for U.S. House of Representatives were today, and you were standing in the voting booth right now, who would you vote for? Republican Dave Reichert? Or Democrat Darcy Burner?

50% Reichert (R)
48% Burner (D)
3% Undecided

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