There's been a lot of talk—but very little public polling—about a possible run for Congress by Dennis Kucinich in Washington's 1st District.
That all changed on May 24, when Public Policy Polling released a survey of more than 1,000 Washington voters who were asked about the possibility that Kucinich, who seems likely to lose his Ohio seat due to redistricting next year, might try to stay in Congress by making a run from this state.
"It really doesn't matter whether Kucinich moves to Washington or not," the firm wrote in a blog post. "He's not going to get elected there next year."
The numbers: Just 12 percent of Washingtonians think Kucinich should run for Congress in this state next year, according to PPP. And among Democrats—that's among Democrats
That fits with what Dwight Pelz, chair of Washington State Democrats, has been saying. "Washingtonians are not going to be receptive to a sitting congressman from Ohio filing for office in our state," he told the New York Times on May 23, the day before the poll came out. If Kucinich runs in the 1st District, where incumbent Democratic congressman Jay Inslee is likely to leave his seat to make a run at the governor's mansion, "we could easily lose that district," Pelz said.
Looks like the polling backs Pelz up.