New Poll: Grassroots-Backed Clint Didier Holds Lead over Newhouse in WA-04

According to a telephone survey of 400 likely voters in Washington’s Fourth U.S. Congressional District, the race to replace retiring Representative Doc Hastings (R-WA) is neck and neck. Grassroots-backed Clint Didier holds a lead over opponent Dan Newhouse in their 35 percent to 33 percent head-to-head ballot matchup, with 26 percent still on the fence.

According to the poll, a 54 percent majority of voters would prefer their next Representative to go in a new and different direction than outgoing Congressman Hastings, which points to Didier’s favor as a grassroots-backed fiscal conservative. Fourth District voters are five times as likely to back a candidate who has support from grassroots conservative groups (60 percent) than one who is propped up by insiders and the Party establishment (12 percent).

Interviews were conducted by the polling company, inc./ WomanTrend from September 16-17, 2014 at a Computer-Assisted Telephone Interviewing (CATI) facility by telephone and with live callers. Respondents were selected randomly from registered voter lists.

Sampling controls were used to ensure that a proportional and representative number of adults were interviewed from such demographic groups as age, gender, and geographic region. The overall margin sampling of error for this study is ±4.9 percent at a 95 percent confidence interval.

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