Just when it looked like Sen. Patty Murray was opening a significant lead against GOP challenger Dino Rossi, a new Fox News poll has the two in a statistical tie. Among likely voters, 48 percent said they would vote for Murray if the election were held today, and 47 percent said they would vote for Rossi.
Among the poll’s other findings that bode well for Rossi:
49 percent disapprove of President Obama’s job performance (44 percent approve)
55 percent said they would rather have smaller government with fewer services
47 percent favor repealing the health-care law to prevent it from going into effect (46 percent oppose)
Today, RealClearPolitics moved the race back to its “Toss Up” column.