POLL: Washington Voters Support Referendum 74, Even With Bias

A new Washington Poll shows that Referendum 74, a referendum on the state’s marriage equality law, is set to pass, even when results are adjusted for possible bias. According to the poll’s raw numbers, the measure has 56.3 percent support and 35.6 percent opposition. Approval dips a bit among likely voters, who tend to be a bit older, to 54.1 percent support and 38.4 percent opposition. Pollsters went a step further to consider possible “Bradley effect,” in which respondents do not respond honestly because they fear sounding biased or bigoted, but still found marriage equality being upheld 52.9-46.6 percent.