Field Poll: Calif. Senate race in statistical tie as Boxer’s popularity declines among votersBy AP
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Field Poll: Calif. Senate race in statistical tie
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A new poll finds that U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer’s popularity with Californians has dropped, and that she’s in a statistical tie with Republican challenger Carly Fiorina.
The Field Poll released Thursday found that 47 percent of likely voters support Boxer while 44 percent back Fiorina. That gap is within the poll’s margin of error.
More concerning for the Democratic senator is her popularity, now close to the lowest since she was elected to the Senate in 1991. Just 41 percent of voters say they have a favorable image of the three-term incumbent, while 52 percent have an unfavorable image.
Women remain more supportive of Boxer. She leads among female voters by 11 percentage points in her first head-to-head matchup against another woman.
Tags: California, North America, Sacramento, Senate Elections, United States