KENNEWICK, Wash.-- If you've wondered how local political races may turn out, you're in luck. The Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce has been surveying its members and posting the results online. They've questioned more than 400 people in four surveys since August 18th, the day after primary elections.
The chamber has taken a stance on a few initiatives: I-1053, I-1082, I-1098, and Ref. 52, and wanted to track public opinion. They also thought it would be interesting to see how close Benton and Franklin county races are.
Colin Hastings, Vice President of the Tri-City Regional Chamber, says, "Our surveys aren't scientific. I want to say that first and foremost, not scientific. What we're looking for is just trends and to see how it's playing against the initiatives that we're involved in."
This is the first time the chamber has done an election survey, and they plan to do more.