New Crosscut / Elway Poll out week of October 15

Partnership is latest step in Crosscut’s commitment to in-depth coverage and analysis of Northwest issues


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SEATTLE—Crosscut—the Pacific Northwest’s independent, nonprofit news site—today announced an exclusive partnership with the well-regarded Elway Poll of statewide voters. The new Crosscut/Elway Poll and corresponding data will be available the week of October 15, 2018.

The first release of the Crosscut/Elway Poll will be largely focused on November’s midterm elections. On the ballot are U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell’s seat, U.S. House seats in every district, local races, and initiatives on carbon pollution and gun ownership. Moving forward, Crosscut will publish Crosscut/Elway surveys quarterly. Crosscut reporters will provide insights and analysis of the data.

“Our partnership with Elway is another step in our commitment to providing the highest-quality journalism for residents of the Puget Sound region,” said Rob Dunlop, President and CEO of Cascade Public Media, Crosscut’s parent organization.

“I’m excited about the ways our collaboration will enhance public conversation in the Northwest,” said Stuart Elway, who has been providing independent, non-partisan analysis of public opinion in Washington and the Northwest since 1992. The Elway Poll is rated as one of the top six election pollsters in the United States, with an “A+” grade from

Crosscut is expanding its news coverage in a region that is undergoing dramatic change.

Since July, it has added 10 positions to its newsroom, which it shares with PBS member station KCTS 9, also part of Cascade Public Media. In February, it produced the inaugural Crosscut Festival, which drew more than 1,000 people to discuss pressing issues like immigration, housing and income inequality. The next Crosscut Festival will be held May 3-4, 2019 at Seattle University.

Crosscut will make the Crosscut/Elway Poll data and crosstabs available for other media outlets on Monday, October 15.  Questions related to the poll should be directed to Greg Hanscom, Executive Editor, at

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