According to a new Rasmussen poll:
Democratic incumbent Patty Murray still falls just short of 50% support in match-ups with five potential GOP rivals in Washington State’s race for the U.S. Senate.
The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of likely voters in the state shows Murray earning 45% to 48% of the vote, down just slightly from a month ago. She runs best – with 48% support – against her two strongest GOP challengers, Dino Rossi and State Senator Don Benton. Incumbents who earn less than 50% support at this point in a campaign are viewed as vulnerable.
- Akers, Didier and Widener all poll at 37% but Murray polls slightly lower against Akers (within the margin of error).
- Barring any unforseen revelations, there’s not much room for movement in the Rossi/Murray and Benton/Murray matchups.
- The Akers/Murray matchup shows slightly more room for movement than the matchups against Didier and Widener (again, within the margin of error).
- Murray’s lead over Rossi is within the margin of error.