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Elway Poll: Advantage Clinton, Inslee, most Dems

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The Elway Poll's latest survey of Washington voters suggests Democrats could do well in the state on Nov. 8. Very well.

In the presidential race, Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump 48% to 31%. She's up 5 points, he's up 7 points from a similar poll in August.

In the gubernatorial race, Jay Inslee leads Bill Bryant 51% to 39%. Both are up 3 points from August, as the Undecideds went to 10% from 16%

In the U.S. Senate race, Patty Murray leads Chris Vance 58% to 34%. She gained 6 points from the earlier poll while he stayed the same.

In most statewide races, Democrats have a slight edge, although the lieutenant governor's race is a dead heat and Republican Kim Wyman has a 4 point lead over Democrat Tina Podlodowski in the secretary of state race. The state treasurer's race is a tossup between the two Republicans who made it through the state's top two primary system, and the nonpartisan superintendent of public instruction race is essentially. Most races have significant chunks of undecideds, so anyone who is behind has hope, and most people who are in the lead can't get too comfortable.

About 3 of every 10 voters say they're planning to cross party lines for some of the races.

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Jim Camden
Jim Camden joined The Spokesman-Review in 1981 and retired in 2021. He is currently the political and state government correspondent covering Washington state.

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