In early September, Democrats were feeling pretty good about the reelection chances of Washington senator Patty Murray, and with pretty good reason. In the month’s first four polls, she led by 9, led by 9, led by 5 and led by 2.
Here are the results of the past four polls: Patty Murray by 1, Dino Rossi by 6, Rossi by 1, Rossi by 3. Rossi’s total in those past four polls: 47, 48, 48 and 49. Almost there.
And Dino Rossi raised $4.4 million last quarter.