E: -0.52, S: -1.39
Cantwell 52% McGavick 37%
Survey of 500 Likely Voters
November 30, 2005
Cantwell (D) 52%
McGavick (R) 37%
Not Sure 9%
December 5, 2005--For the second straight time in a Rasmussen Reports election poll, Democrat Maria Cantwell leads Republican Mike McGavick 52% to 37%. The poll numbers are essentially unchanged from our November 10 survey.
Cantwell is viewed favorably by 60% of Washington voters, up from 57% in the earlier election poll. Thirty-six percent (36%) have an unfavorable opinion of their Senator.
McGavick has lower name recognition, but his favorables have improved a bit since the last survey in Washington. Forty-three percent (43%) now have a favorable opinion of the Safeco CEO, up from 35%. Thirty-one percent (31%) hold an unfavorable opinion, down from 34% three weeks ago.
Cantwell has solid support within her own party, currently attracting 91% of the vote from Democrats. McGavick leads 77% to 15% among Republicans.