27 October, 2008

Dead Heat

Darcy Burner has withstood a firestorm, including a hit-job by the Seattle Times, and managed a near-miracle:

Research 2000 for Daily Kos. 10/21-23. Likely voters. MoE ±5% (10/5-7 results).

Reichert (R) 46 (49)
Burner (D) 46 (41)

Now that's a sight for sore eyes, huh? The Right, on the retreat nationwide, has decided that this will be one of their "line in the sand" districts. The NRCC, the wingnut 527s, and the well-funded incumbent Reichert are dumping everything on Darcy, but she's still somehow managed to close an eight-point gap in two weeks.

"Line in the sand," eh? Looks like we're about to cross right over it.

This election is shaping up to be more than a defeat for the Cons. It's starting to look very much like a rout.


1 comment:

Cujo359 said...

This is the same trend I'd remarked on earlier in polls by two other organizations. They have Darcy ahead of Reichert, though the other independent poll (by SurveyUSA) only has her up by four points. Pollster's trend chart puts Darcy up by four points, also.