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WA-01 DMA Market Research for Steve Hobbs (July 2012)

WA-01 DMA Market Research for Steve Hobbs (July 2012)

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Jim KainberJuly 17, 2012 jim@kainber.com (360) 292-8074
Poll shows Steve Hobbs surging in campaignfor Congress before ballots drop
Snohomish County, Wash.
 ʹ
A new poll of the 1
st
District shows centrist state Sen. Steve Hobbs, an IraqWar veteran, surging in his campaign for Congress to the point of 
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a three way tie for first
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.
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better.
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from pollster Don McDonough.
Among Democrats, liberal activist Darcy Burner is at 13 percent, Hobbs is at 12 percent, and Governor
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. Professionalfundraiser Laura Ruderman polls at five percent. 27 percent of voters remain undecided. John Koster,the sole Republican in the race, maintains a lead in the crowded race at 30 percent of the vote.The good polling data come as no surprise to the Hobbs campaign, which has put an emphasis on an
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rough the hyper-partisanship and brinksmanship thathas kept this Congress from performing its most basic functions. Voters are responding to my message
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 The poll was conducted on a random sample of 300 likely August primary election voters in the 1stDistrict between June 29th and July 2nd. It has a margin of error of 5.6 percent at a confidence intervalof 95 percent. This is the first internal poll to be released in the 1
st
District campaign since Burnerreleased a name ID poll in January.This polling demonstrates
more momentum for the Hobbs campaign
following recent endorsementsfromfour law enforcement organizations,theWashington State Council of Fire Fighters,and theSeattle Times. Voters appear to be responding to what the Times noted, that
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has a demonstrated capacity to
 
 
work across partisan lines
under the most contentious circumstances. His skills and abilities are
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 Last week, the Bellingham Herald published an op-ed from Hobbs,discussing how extreme partisanship is paralyzing Congress
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have beenreplaced by eccentrics like Dennis Kucinich and Michelle Bachmann. In an all-or-nothing Congress,nothing can be accomplishe
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hen those of us privileged enough to get theopportunity to serve were elected, we took an oath of office, not an oath of party.
͟
 In addition to serving in the Washington state Senate for the last six years, Hobbs is an officer in theWashington National Guard and proudly served in Iraq and Kosovo. He and his wife Pam have threeboys and live in Lake Stevens.To l
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Facebook.com/electhobbs,and follow his campaign on Twitter at@Hobbs4Congress.To see a list of endorsements, visitwww.HobbsForCongress.com/endorsements.  # # #

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