Poll data is in and here are the results!!

Overview:

The Fourth Corner has completed a poll of voters in the 42nd Legislative District concerning the upcoming General Election November 3rd. The 42nd covers Northern Whatcom County and the Northern Part of the City of Bellingham.

The poll included ranking current issues as well as 3 head to head polls between candidates.

Between Telephone, Text and Internet we received 1405 completed responses.

Here is the list of poll questions.

Head to Head Polling Results.

“If the election for State Representative in North Whatcom County’s 42nd District Position one was held today for whom would you vote?”:

Rep Luanne VanWerven
Alicia Rule

Luanne VanWerven: 51%

Alicia Rule:              42%

Not Sure/Dont Know: 7%

 

 

If the election for State Representative in North Whatcom County’s 42nd District Position 2 was held today for whom would you vote?”

Rep. Sharon Shewmake
Jennifer Sefzik

Sharon Shewmake.     45%

Jennifer Sefzik            46%

Not Sure/Don’t Know:   9%

 

 

“If the election for Governor of Washington was held today and the candidates were Loren Culp and Jay Inslee; for whom would you vote?”

Jay Inslee
Loren Culp

Jay Inslee:                 47%

Loren Culp.                48%

Not Sure/Don’t Know:  5%

 

 

One of the Areas of surprise to long time political observers coming out of the poll; was the breakdown of the issues that define what will MOST affect citizen votes in November.

The electorate seem to be more fractionalized than in prior years.

The top 2 Issues were:

The Drive to Defund the Police in Seattle and around the State; and Covid-19 Virus Governor mandated restrictions and their effect on small business:

28% 


The next 2 Issues were:

BLM Protest and associated rioting and property destruction and the Green New Deal Environmental Policies.

24%


The next 2 Issues were:

The Referendum to prevent the State from teaching sex education in kindergarten and

18%


The last 2 Issues were:

The Mismanagement of State Government agencies from prison release policy to unemployment insurance fraud and Higher taxes for government services

13%


Not Sure/Don’t Know:

17%

 

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