Ante la alarmante encuesta de Public Policy Polling (PPP) que esta mañana situaba a la Senadora Patty Murray (D - Washington) por detrás de su rival republicano Dino Rossi, el Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) ha reaccionado publicando un sondeo interno que da una ventaja de siete puntos a su candidata.
(...) There's been some chatter this morning about a poll from a Dem firm showing Senator Patty Murray losing by two points to challenger Dino Rossi, but now the DSCC is pushing back with a new poll of its own showing Murray up by seven.
The new DSCC poll -- conducted by Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin, Metz -- and sent my way -- shows Murray ahead 51-44 among likely voters. It also finds Murray is regarded favorably, 50-48, while Rossi's favorability numbers are reversed, 45-51.
This counters a poll released today by the Dem firm Public Policy Polling, which found Rossi leading 50-48. Also worrisome for Murray, according to PPP: Rossi is leading among those who have already returned ballots, 52-47, and the enthusiasm gap in Washington State is among the most "severe" in the country.
But the DSCC is pushing back on the enthusiasm gap talk by pointing out that their get out the vote efforts are already robust: They count 60,000 doors knocked over the weekend, on track for the final goal of 150,000, and the DSCC says it's also on track to meet its goal of 120,000 direct quotes to voters. (...)