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Poll: Hart Edges Ahead Of Griffiths

I know that the polls that I run here and the ones on the Coeur d'Alene Press site are unscientific and susceptible to manipulation. But I'm interested in the poll that the Press has been running for several days now re: the race between Rep. Phil Hart, R-Athol, and write-in Howard Griffiths in House District 3. Hart, who has been subject of a House Ethics Committee hearing recently re: his income tax problems, is leading Griffiths narrowly, 312-289, after trailing for awhile. And 146 respondents say they wouldn't vote for either candidate. So that's 435 who support the write-in or no candidate to Hart's 312. Not exactly a mandate for Hart's position on the income tax and five-finger discounts on timber. I wonder if the Press will point that out when it announces the winner?

Question: What percentage of the vote will write-in Howard Griffiths get in his race with Rep. Phil Hart?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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