Washington Poll http://kplu.org en State poll: Liquor initiative passing; road toll too close to call http://kplu.org/post/state-poll-liquor-initiative-passing-road-toll-too-close-call <p>Statewide initiatives on the Washington ballot have many people here still studying up and wondering how to vote. Registered voters have about a week left to make up their minds. Two of the most talked about issues are whether to <a href="http://wei.secstate.wa.gov/osos/en/PreviousElections/2011/general/Pages/OVG_20111108.aspx?ElectionID=42&amp;sorttype=Measures#ososTop">get rid of state-run liquor stores</a> and on <a href="http://wei.secstate.wa.gov/osos/en/PreviousElections/2011/general/Pages/OVG_20111108.aspx?ElectionID=42&amp;sorttype=Measures#ososTop">how highway tolls can be spent</a>. A&nbsp;survey of voters, done by researchers at the University of Washington, offers some insight into what voters might decide after all the votes are tallied.</p><p>The statewide <a href="http://www.washingtonpoll.org/results/103111.pdf"><strong>Washington Poll</strong></a>, put together by UW political science Professor Matt Barreto, says the liquor privatization measure, I-1183, will likely pass because it has the hit the crucial tipping point of 50 percent. Barreto&#39;s poll says only 43 percent of those surveyed opposed the measure.</p><p> Mon, 31 Oct 2011 23:30:40 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 3052 at http://kplu.org Washington Voters Love Initiatives http://kplu.org/post/washington-voters-love-initiatives <p><span class="article-content"><span><b>You&#39;ve heard the complaints </b>about ballot initiatives. Is it right that a corporation with a lot of money can get one on the ballot? And are we, the voters, really qualified to be deciding complicated things like tax policy? But, the KCTS 9 - KPLU - Washington Poll shows that voters in Washington are generally happy with the initiative process. </span></span></p> Mon, 01 Nov 2010 21:17:17 +0000 Paula Wissel 88 at http://kplu.org Washington Voters Love Initiatives