Washington Senate Poll: Pro-Life Dino Rossi Now Leads Pro-Abortion Murray

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Oct 28, 2010   |   3:12PM   |   Olympia, WA

Dino Rossi, the pro-life candidate for the Senate in Washington state, has come back in the polls and now leads pro-abortion incumbent Sen. Patty Murray by one percent.

With than a week until Election Day, a new Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of likely voters shows Rossi picking up 48% of the vote, while Murray draws support from 47%. Three percent (3%) prefer some other candidate, and two percent (2%) are still undecided.

Just over a week ago, Murray inched ahead 49% to 46%, but she has lost that lead in subsequent polls.

A Survey USA poll founds Murray leading 50-47, that dropped to 49-47 in a PPP poll, and then McClatchy had the race at 48-47 for Murray before this new survey.

Pollster Scott Rasmussen says the poll shows the Washington Senate race is a true tossup.

“But highlighting the closeness of the race, neither candidate has held a lead greater than five points in 15 surveys conducted since January, and they’ve been within two points of each other nine times. Murray’s support has ranged from 45% to 51%, while Rossi has picked up 46% to 49% of the vote,” he said.

The survey of 750 Likely Voters in Washington was conducted on Wednesday.
Earlier this month, the Susan B. Anthony List endorsed Rossi, because he is pro-life and because Murray is endorsed by Emily’s List, which funds candidates and politicians who support abortion and forcing taxpayers to fund it.

“The Susan B. Anthony List is proud to support Dino Rossi in his bid to defeat Senator Patty Murray,” said SBA List president Marjorie Dannenfelser in a statement to LifeNews.com. [related]

“Patty Murray has voted repeatedly in favor of taxpayer funding of abortion and has been rewarded with more than $538,000 in campaign contributions from the pro-abortion lobby,” Dannenfelser explained. “Washington taxpayers deserve better than Patty Murray. They can count on Dino Rossi to keep their hard-earned tax dollars from paying for abortions. He is the better candidate for women and all Washingtonians.”

Murray received a zero percent rating from the National Right to Life Committee in the 111th Congress — including votes against the Nelson-Hatch Amendment to prevent tax dollars from paying for abortions through the health care bill and a vote against the Mexico City Policy to prevent federal dollars from paying for abortions and promoting abortion policies overseas.