The race for a U.S. Senate seat in Washington State is tightening and Republican Tiffany Smiley is making serious gains on Democrat Patty Murray.
This is probably not a race that Democrats expected to be competitive, but it is and Smiley is within striking distance.
If Smiley pulls out a win here, it will send shockwaves through the political world.
The Center Square reports:
New poll shows Washington races for SOS office, U.S. Senate narrowing
The latest poll from Atlanta, Georgia-based Trafalgar Group shows a tightening of races for secretary of state and the U.S. Senate in Washington state.
According to the poll of 1,091 likely general election voters conducted between Sept. 21 and Sept. 24, 40.4% of voters said they would vote for Democratic incumbent Steve Hobbs in the special election for secretary of state, while 36.8% would vote for his nonpartisan opponent, Pierce County Julie Anderson. Undecided voters made up 22.8% of those polled…
The Trafalgar poll also shows Republican challenger Tiffany Smiley gaining a little on incumbent U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, D-Bothell, trailing by only 2.2 percentage points.
Per the poll, 48.7% indicated they would vote for Murray, with 46.5% voting for Smiley. Those who were undecided made up 4.8%.
A poll by Trafalgar earlier in the month had Murray up by 2.9 percentage points. In that poll, Murray got 49.2% of the vote, Smiley got 46.3%, and 4.5% said they were undecided.
See the numbers below:
— Robert C. Cahaly (@RobertCahaly) September 26, 2022
Smiley was on FOX News this week. Watch the video:
In the same way I was a voice for my husband when he didn't have one, I will be a voice for every Washingtonian when I am elected to the Senate. pic.twitter.com/WgyuXRQCcY
— Tiffany Smiley (@SmileyForWA) September 27, 2022
If Republicans pick up this seat, the left will go positively bonkers.