In WA State, Ron Paul Takes Votes Evenly from Obama and Romney, Obama Wins in Either Case; Governor Race Now Effectively Even: In an election for President of the United States in Washington state, Democrat Barack Obama wins with Ron Paul on the ballot and wins with Ron Paul not on the ballot, according to a SurveyUSA poll conducted exclusively for KING-TV in Seattle.
Obama leads Republican Mitt Romney by 14 points in a 2-way, head-to-head match-up. Obama leads Romney by 13 points in a 3-way contest with Ron Paul on the ballot. Paul gets 20 points if he is on the Washington state ballot, and he takes approximately half of his support from Obama, and half of his support from Romney. Obama collects Washington's 12 electoral votes in either case. Obama carried Washington by 17 points in 2008.
* 77% of those who vote for Obama do so enthusiastically (compared to 21% who vote for Obama with reservations).
* 55% of those who vote for Romney do so enthusiastically (compared to 43% who vote for Romney with reservations).
* 52% of those who vote for Paul do so enthusiastically (compared to 39% who vote for Paul with reservations).
Half of Rick Santorum supporters are reluctant to vote for Mitt Romney. In a 3-way contest for President, 20% of Santorum supporters vote for Paul, 14% vote for Obama, 52% vote for Romney.