Results of SurveyUSA Election Poll #19876
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.

If the election for President were today, would you vote for ... (choices rotated) Republican Mitt Romney? Democrat Barack Obama? Or one of the other candidates?
543 Likely VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanParty AffiliationTea Party MemberIdeologyEducationIncomeRegion
Credibility Interval: ± 4.3 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian/OtCell PhoLandlineRepublicDemocratIndependYesNoConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KW WAE WAMetro Se
Mitt Romney (R)40%41%38%27%43%42%47%35%44%45%**16%28%35%41%86%3%41%78%36%81%26%2%41%42%37%39%43%34%44%55%30%
Barack Obama (D)54%52%55%63%50%52%49%56%51%48%**78%67%56%53%6%95%50%13%58%15%66%91%55%50%57%53%50%61%49%39%63%
Composition of Likely Voters100%48%52%26%26%29%19%52%48%79%3%9%9%25%75%27%36%36%7%88%34%41%20%15%44%41%30%41%30%27%22%51%
** Too few respondents of this type were interviewed for this data to be meaningful.