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Memento Muri


Yesterday’s can-this-be-true polling result in a House race was the report that that little-known Republican Ruth McClung is dead even against Rep. Raul Grijalva, a four-term incumbent in a D+6 district.

Today’s comes from the state of Washington:

On its political blog, KING TV is giving the first look at it’s Survey USA poll on the 9th Congressional District.

And it produces something of a shock. Incumbent Democrat Adam Smith is below 50 percent and his GOP rival Dick Muri is within three percentage points.

First, here’s the link to KING’s site.

The survey gives Smith 49 percent and Muri 46 percent. That’s within the poll’s 4.1 percent margin of error, making the difference between the two candidates statistically insignificant.

I don’t think Mr. Muri would be offended if I said that nobody has had this Tacoma-based district on their list of competitive races so far this year . . .

Tags: Adam Smith , Dick Muri


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