March 26, 2010
Poll shows Inslee at 37 pc reelection
First District Congressman Jay Inslee appears to be vulnerable, according to a poll commissioned by his opponent James Watkins.
In the poll
- Only 37% say Inslee deserves reelection
- In a first head-to-head, Inslee gets 41%; Watkins gets 27%
- In a second head-to-head, after hearing the two candidates' backgrounds, Watkins gets 44%; Inslee gets 42%
- 66% don't know what Inslee's greatest accomplishment is as a congressman
- 64% describe themselves as fiscal conservatives
The conventional wisdom on Inslee has been that he's pretty much a shoo-in, given his easy wins in recent cycles. But these numbers put that notion to rest.
"Inslee's status as a career politican and his close ties with the highly unpopular House Democratic leadership make him a prime target of voter ire this cycle..."
I don't see it online yet, but it was conducted by Moore Information.
Posted by Ron Hebron at March 26, 2010
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1. Unfortunately in this state, we can't get a close vote... if you want to win. Because magic ballots always show up last minute for the democrat.
2. I would guess Inslee appeals to more than just the left. I consider myself an independent and can tell you that every time I've asked a question or brought up an issue to Inslee - I've gotten a reasonable and straight-forward response in a timely and courteous manner.
He got me and family into the White House and special sections of the Congressional areas that normal visitors don't normally see. Although I may not agree with him on much...he is likeable and I would put my money (not necessarily my vote) on him in future elections. :)
Duffman, please wake up.
4. Just can't see thru those political blinders, eh? :)
Just can't see thru those political blinders, eh? :)
I can. I visited him twice as pat of an industry group when he was "representing" the 4th CD. Talk about voting the straight Demo Party line. Among other things, I asked him about his vote on the Clinton assult weapon ban and he couldn't get beyond the talking points. On our particular subject, in summary, it was business bad -- goverment good. We had asked for some help regarding imports and regulations -- no help, no concern.
#5. No, Duffman, I cannot. "likability" is not why I vote for people. *Politics* is. He is a politician, Duffman.
"Well, yes we are bankrupt, but gosh darn it, the politicians are likeable."
7. Did you actually read my post...did I say emphatically (or even subtly) that I would vote for him? I said my money was on him to win future elections...may be I'm wrong, but I don't think so.
8. Former congressman Inslee - support Watkins! I wish I could vote in that district - well I probably can in this state.
9. You may have your chance to vote for (or against) Inslee...if rumors of his possibly running for Gov prove accurate. :)
10. I wish we in the 6th could find an energized, conservative R to run against Norm Dicks. Dicks lied through his teeth at the Sept Townhall regarding the healthcare bills being considered at that time. Norm "represents" a district comprised of shipyard/DOD employees, small business owners, timber industry workers and middle class retirees...and yet has the recent voting record of a Seattle Marxist.
11. I live in his district and I will vote against him. However, each of you who are disgusted with his recent voting behavior and support for a visibly corrupt legislative process should volunteer to make phone calls for his opponent and donate to his opponents campaign. I did that for Scott Brown from here and it was very rewarding and even more so after SB was elected.
12. I live in his district and I will vote against him. However, each of you who are disgusted with his recent voting behavior and support for a visibly corrupt legislative process should volunteer to make phone calls for his opponent and donate to his opponents campaign. I did that for Scott Brown from here and it was very rewarding and even more so after SB was elected.
13. Looks like a classic push poll.
A poll commissioned by his opponent. That's what you think is worth reporting? A poll designed to funnel money to a no-hope challenger?
It's one thing to be partisan, Ron. I expect that. Just try not to be such a credulous, gullible fool. Nobody's beating Inslee in this election.
You mean like that nonsensical garbage put out by Kos yesterday? That crap that Connelly actually called.... wait for it... "non-partisan?"
Course, ya gotta be delusional to be a fringe leftist in the first place. Right, ivan?
16. Watkins is one of those rarest of rare birds, a conservative African-American. That blows one of the left's most pernicious lies about the right - that we're only "angry white men" - but it also precludes James from having much of a chance in the liberal First.
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Inslee is a radical left wing carpet bagger.
He took his radical left wing road show to eastern washington, claimed he was an independent centrist, got elected to congress, voted as a left winger and got voted out of office.
Inslee relocated to north puget sound and started his road show all over again. If an articulate conservative can be recruited and nominated to oppose him in November, clown Inslee could be toast again.
Inslee's next move would be to relocate to Alaska to portray himself as an independent centrist and run for congress from Alaska.
To a liberal, the term "trotskyite" is a tad to the left of "independent, centrist". Never depend on liberals to accurately describe their own political leanings.
Duffman, I don't know which Jay Inslee you're talking about, but it's not the same one I've had dealings with. I've found him to be arrogant and condescending. His responses to all of my communications with him have been canned responses that hit all the Democrat talking points and fail to address my concerns.
It's not going to be an easy road to defeating Inslee, but at least this poll gives a bit of hope.
I'm not going to vote for Inslee after his healthcare vote.
Hell - he didn't even hold out for a bribe!
21. Inslee walks away by 15% over anyone. I wouldn't vote for him, but like Duffman, I have found him cordial and warm when I have met with him in DC. His staff is responsive to any requests. You arn't going to beat him. I think a great race would be Inslee v. McKenna for Gov.
22. Jay Inslee is my congressman, and I have always found him to be a man without a backbone. First, last summer when he refused to hold townhall meetings, then "changed his mind at the last minute".
And again during this recent health care debate. He didn't even have the gonads to admit to his own constituents that he would be voting "yes" on the Senate bill. Each time I called his office in DC, the aide I spoke with would only tell me that "He has not spoken with the congressman on this particular bill".
While I disagree with almost every vote he has csst while in the congress, I would at least expect him to man up and stand up for what he believes in... Instead its only talking points and lame excuses.
23. Inslee is nothing but a carpetbagger. We fired his ass in Eastern Washington and he sought out a new group of fools to get him reelected.