Angus Reid Global Monitor:
Democrat Barack Obama holds a high level of public support in the Evergreen State, according to a poll by SurveyUSA released by KING-TV. At least 52 per cent of respondents in Washington would support the Illinois senator in head-to-head 2008 United States presidential contests against three Republican politicians.
Obama leads former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani by 11 points, actor and former Tennessee senator Fred Thompson by 14 points, and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney by 22 points.
In other contests, New York senator Hillary Rodham Clinton is tied with Giuliani, but leads Thompson and Romney. Former North Carolina senator John Edwards is almost even with Giuliani, but ahead of Thompson and Romney.
In 2004, Democrat John Kerry won Washington’s 11 electoral votes, with 53 per cent of the vote. The last Republican to carry the Evergreen State in a U.S. presidential election was Ronald Reagan in 1984.
Incumbent George W. Bush is ineligible for a third term in office. The next United States presidential election is scheduled for November 2008.
A few questions now about the next election. If there were an election for president of the United States today, and the only two names on the ballot were (the following) who would you vote for?
Rudy Giuliani (R) 41% - 52% Barack Obama (D)
Fred Thompson (R) 40% - 54% Barack Obama (D)
Mitt Romney (R) 35% - 57% Barack Obama (D)
Rudy Giuliani (R) 47% - 47% Hillary Rodham Clinton (D)
Fred Thompson (R) 42% - 52% Hillary Rodham Clinton (D)
Mitt Romney (R) 40% - 54% Hillary Rodham Clinton (D)
Rudy Giuliani (R) 44% - 45% John Edwards (D)
Fred Thompson (R) 36% - 51% John Edwards (D)
Mitt Romney (R) 31% - 55% John Edwards (D)
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