Seattle — A Seattle poll released on Sunday found Democrat Hillary Clinton with a three-point lead over Republican challenger Pete Buttigieg in the race to succeed retiring Sen. Frank Lautenberg.
The Seattle Times/University of Washington poll, released after Lautenburg announced his retirement, shows Clinton with 46.4 per cent support to Buttigeg’s 41.3 per cent.
The poll also shows a two-point increase for Democrat Tim Walz, who is trying to fend off a challenge from former congressman Maxine Waters.
The Times/UW poll of 551 registered voters was conducted Sept. 20-22 and has a margin of error of 3.9 percentage points.
The survey was conducted among 1,819 likely voters, including 1,001 who said they were likely to vote.
“Seattle has never been the most progressive city in the country, but it’s a very diverse city, and the people of Seattle have always voted in lockstep,” Lautberg said in a statement.
“The progressive voices that are coming out of Seattle are making the city stronger, and I want to be a part of that.”
Buttigigieg, a former Seattle police chief, had been running as a progressive challenger for a second term and has received backing from former U.S. president Barack Obama and members of the labor movement.
But he lost out to Lautburg in a crowded primary in the August primary, and in the runoff election, Buttigigen lost by two points to Laudner.
Lautmann also is seeking the seat vacated by retiring Sen: Patty Murray, who won the U.N. Democratic nomination for president.
He is challenging Lautstadt, a member of the state’s congressional delegation and a Democrat, in November’s general election.
Laudnier also is running as an independent, but the race is still not settled.
In the race for the lieutenant governor’s office, Republican Matt McGinty is leading Democrat Brian Frosh in the latest poll of registered voters released Friday.
McGintyer is polling at 47.6 per cent, a jump from the previous poll of the race in which he led at 47 per cent in February.
“Matt McGintys support for the people, his values and his values to work together on the common good is an invaluable asset for the governor’s race,” McGintty campaign manager Nick Cagle said in an email.
“That support is a huge asset in our campaign.”
The Times-UW survey shows a similar result for former U,S.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
The president of the University of Washington Survey Center, Dr. Jennifer Dunn, said the results are consistent with the results in the June poll, which had McGinties support at 47-42 per cent over Frosh’s 48-46 per cent and Laudners at 46-47 per cent to McGintries.
“We know how important it is to support Hillary Clinton and we believe she is the best candidate to help make the city safer, more prosperous, and more open to innovation,” Dunn said in the email.
The latest results are likely to be welcomed by progressives, who have long complained about Lautberg’s political activism and lack of experience running for office.
Lauch, the mayor of Seattle, has made some of his biggest political contributions to Democrats, including $100,000 in 2010 to the party that nominated him for lieutenant governor.
Lausch has said he will run as a Democrat in 2020.
In a phone interview with the Times-University poll, Lauturg says he is focused on his family and wants to see his grandchildren grow up in a country where people have the opportunity to go to college.
He says he supports the mayor’s plan to build a $2 trillion infrastructure bank, and wants more of that money to be spent on jobs, infrastructure and other priorities.
“This is a country that is in dire need of investment, and we need to have that investment,” Lauchn says in the interview.
“I think we need a much stronger economy and a much more competitive economy.”
Lautgartner, the former U of Washington political science professor, is a former president of an American Federation of Teachers union that has been fighting the Lautburgers over the past year over pay and other issues.
Lattimore, who has served as the U of S president, was a U of T political science lecturer in 2008 when he announced his bid for governor.
“He’s been doing great work,” Lattique said.
“A lot of people have been saying this for years, but I don’t know if I’ve ever heard anyone else say that.”
Lattiquie is not the only former U from the U at the polls this year.
In November, former U President Mark Salter announced he was running for governor, and is a longshot.
Salter, who served as U of M president from 2007