McGinn well behind Murray in new Seattle mayor poll

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by TRAVIS PITTMAN / KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on September 16, 2013 at 6:12 AM

Updated Monday, Sep 16 at 5:14 PM

A new KING 5 News poll shows that Mike McGinn’s days as Seattle’s mayor may be numbered.

The poll of 503 likely Seattle voters finds 52 percent said they would vote for state Senator Ed Murray over McGinn, 52 percent to 30 percent, if the election were held today. Eighteen percent were undecided.

The poll, conducted by SurveyUSA over the weekend, also found that 40 percent of 652 registered voters approve of the job McGinn is doing while 44 percent disapprove.

Murray has a 57 percent approval rating and 19 percent disapproval.

Forty-four percent believe Seattle is headed in the right direction while 39 percent believe the city is on the wrong track.

Ninety-four percent of registered voters say they are very concerned or somewhat concerned about Seattle’s traffic and transportation issues.

Eight-seven percent say they are very concerned or somewhat concerned about the quality of Seattle schools and 88 percent are very concerned or somewhat concerned about public safety and the Seattle Police Department.

The mayoral election question had a margin of error of ±4.5 percent. All other questions had a margin of error of between ±3.5 and 3.9 percent.

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