A new KING5/SurveyUSA poll shows Teabagger John Koster leading Democrat Suzan DelBene by a narrow 46-42 margin in Washington's redrawn 1st Congressional District. Voters favored Koster on nearly every issue, including who would best represent the high-tech industry. DelBene is notably a former Microsoft executive.

Of course, DelBene trailed Darcy Burner in the polls throughout much of the primary campaign before riding to a comfortable victory on the back of a massive financial edge, so there's nothing gloom and doom about these numbers. That said, there's nothing in these numbers to suggest that DelBene is bringing any natural political advantage to this contest apart from her inestimable checkbook.