Tribune Poll: "Undecided" leads in Sec. of State and Treasurer races

In the races for Treasurer and Secretary of State, Democrats Ben Westlund and Kate Brown are leading - though more voters are undecided than have decided to vote for any candidate, according to a recent poll for the Portland Tribune.

In the Secretary of State race:

Brown, a state senator from Portland, leads former TV newsman Rick Dancer, a Republican from Springfield, by 33-25 percent among registered voters, according to a poll conducted by Davis, Hibbitts & Midghall Inc. A huge segment of voters, 38 percent, was undecided, suggesting the race could shift.

In the Treasurer race:

Westlund, a state senator from Tumalo, outside Bend, leads Republican Allen Alley of Lake Oswego by a 34-22 percent margin, according to the Tribune/Fox 12 poll. Alley is former deputy chief of staff to Democratic Gov. Ted Kulongoski and a former chief executive officer of Pixelworks, a Tualatin computer chipmaker. A whopping 40 percent of voters are undecided in the treasurer’s race.

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  • Anon (unverified)

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    Wow people are excited about these races, huh?

  • Eric Parker (unverified)

    After seeing what goes on with Merkley/Smith, it doesn't suprise me.

    <h2>Leave the races blank and vote NO on every measure. Clean, simple, and fast. Can't wait to get this all over with anyway.</h2>
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