BOXER SLIPPING IN CA….’WOULDN’T IT BE HEAVENLY?”….ELECTIONS ARE COMING
A new poll of the California Senate race conducted by SurveyUSA shows incumbent Democratic Senator Barbara Boxer slipping further behind her Republican challenger, Carly Fiorina. Last month, Boxer trailed Fiorina by two percentage points, winnning 45% of the vote. This month, Boxer’s support slipped to just 42%, now five points behind. Fiorina’s support remained unchanged over the last month at 47%.
Overall, however, Boxer is clinging to a 3.5% point lead in the RCP Average. Of the four most recent polls in California, SurveyUSA is the only one currently showing Fiorina with a lead. The three other polls give Boxer leads of 5, 5, and 9, points – although two of three surveys show Boxer’s lead shrinking from previous surveys.
In the race for California Governor, the current SurveyUSA poll shows Republican Meg Whitman and Democrat Jerry Brown locked in a statistical dead head, with 44% supporting Whitman and 43% supporting Brown. Last month SurveyUSA also had Whitman leading by one, 47 to 46.
Overall, Brown holds a small lead in the RCP Average, 42.3% to 39.8%. That’s a modest improvement for Brown, who begin the month of August with a 1.3% lead in the RCP Average.
SurveyUSA polled 602 likely voters in Calfornia on Monday (8/9) through Wednesday (8/11). The poll’s margin of error is 4.1%.
Tom Bevan is the co-founder and Executive Editor of RealClearPolitics. Email: email@example.com
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