Update: Chef Thunder over at SLOG made this disquieting observation
But remember this is the first all mail-in ballot it is hard to know who likely voters really are.
Please everyone continue to talk to everyone about the importance of voting Approve on R-17 and getting that ballot in the mail. Because we just really don’t know where we stand, so the more locked-in votes the merrier.
Washington Families Standing Together has released a new poll. Although the result is encouraging, the message is crystal clear: everybody must vote!
Polling likely voters, the results were
In September, the margin was 51-44 percent with only 5% Undecided. This shift suggests to the pollster that “the Approve side has solidified its base in recent weeks while the Reject side is losing supporters.”
“This is both good-and cautionary-news,” said Approve 71 campaign chair Anne Levinson. “These results show that when voters understand what the domestic partnership law is-and the many families who will be harmed if it is repealed-they will vote to approve it.
“Yet, we also know that in an off-year election, older, more conservative voters turn out in greater numbers. While there is broad statewide support for treating all families equally, those who vote will determine the outcome of this election,” Levinson continued. “This poll makes a very clear point: those who want to ensure that legal protections aren’t taken away from gay and lesbian families absolutely have to vote.”
So really the message hasn’t changed. Approve 71 campaign manager Josh Friedes reiterates what we’ve all come to understand only too well
[I]f supportive voters cast their ballots, we will win. …Basic legal protections for thousands of committed couples hinge on this simple act. Our message is ‘Vote now!’
Reminder: Put a stamp on the return envelope before you mail it! If you’re in Pierce Co., make that two stamps.