Here Are The Results of SurveyUSA Election Poll #7192

Geography Surveyed: King County
Data Collected: 10/14/2005 - 10/16/2005
Release Date: 10/17/2005 12:35 PM ET
Sponsor: KING-TV Seattle

Seesaw In King County Executive Contest: In an election for King County Executive today, 10/17/05, Republican challenger David Irons edges Democratic incumbent Ron Sims in a tight fight, according to a SurveyUSA poll of 522 likely King County voters, conducted exclusively for KING-TV. Irons gets 46% today. Sims gets 43%, within the poll's 4.4% margin of sampling error. Green Party candidate Gentry Lange gets 7% today. Compared to a SurveyUSA poll 2 weeks ago, which did not name Lange, Irons is up 1 point. Sims is down 7. At the moment, Lange is taking votes from Sims. Those who vote for Lange are disproportionately Democrat and Liberal - voters who would otherwise be more likely to support Sims than Irons. The election is 11/8/05. Irons wins 11:1 today among Republicans. Sims wins 5:1 among Democrats. Lange gets 10% of Democrat votes, 15% of liberals. Two weeks ago, Sims led Irons among male voters by 1 point. Today, Irons leads among male voters by 12 points. Two weeks ago, Sims led among female voters by 9 points. Today Sims leads among females by 3 points.

Filtering: 1,500 King County adults were interviewed 10/14/05 - 10/16/05. Of them, 1,310 were registered voters. Of them, 522 were judged to be "likely" voters. Crosstabs reflect "likely" voters.

  Asked of 522 Likely Voters
  Credibility Interval for this question = ± 4.4 percentage points.

On November 8th, there will be an election for King County Executive. If the election for King County Executive were today, and you were standing in the voting booth right now, who would you vote for? Republican David Irons? Democrat Ron Sims? Or Green Party candidate Gentry Lange?

46% Irons (R)
43% Sims (D)
7% Lange (G)
4% Undecided

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