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Eye On Olympia

New poll data…

A new random-number telephone poll compiled by University of Washington researchers suggests that the state's voters will say:

-yes to incumbents Sen. Maria Cantwell and Supreme Court Justice Susan Owens, although Owens' lead over challenger Stephen Johnson is fairly slim (7 percent), given the margin of error and the large number (31 percent) of undecided voters in the Supreme Court race.
-an overwhelming yes to I-937, which would require power companies to get 15 percent of their power from renewable sources by 2020,
-a resounding no to I-933, which would require government to compensate property owners is their property is devalued by regulations,
-and an equally resounding no to I-920, which would repeal the state's estate tax.

Other findings:
-George Bush's approval rating: 38 percent.
-Gov. Chris Gregoire's rating: 66 percent.

Stats: 700 registered voters were interviewed, with a 3.7 percent margin of error, Oct. 25-31.

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