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New poll gives Murray commanding lead – Challenger holds 24-point advantage with less than a month to go toward common goals

by Mike Andrew – SGN Staff Writer A PPP poll released October 8 shows Ed Murray with a commanding 52%-to-28% lead over incumbent Mike McGinn in the race for Seattle Mayor. The latest numbers correspond closely to a SurveyUSA poll released September 16. That poll showed Murray ahead 52% to 30%. The PPP poll was an in-house survey commissioned by Washington Conservation Voters, which has endorsed Murray. The SurveyUSA poll was commissioned by KING 5 News. According to PPP, McGinn enjoys a mere 30% job approval rating, down from the 37% that SurveyUSA found last month. The PPP poll shows Murray leading across all demographics, and seems to refute assumptions about who supports incumbent Mayor Mike McGinn. YOUTH APPEAL
For example, McGinn is said to enjoy strong support from younger voters, but PPP’s crosstabs show otherwise. According to PPP, 60% of likely voters in the 18-29 age group d

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