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Barbara Boxer Leads Carly Fiorina By 5 Points in California Senate Race

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The first poll following Carly Fiorina's victory in the race for California's GOP Senate nomination shows three-term Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer in the lead by 48 percent to 43 percent with 5 percent preferring some other candidate and 5 percent undecided.

Rasmussen Reports, which conducted the survey June 9, last had Boxer ahead of Fiorina in a pre-primary May 12 poll by 45 percent to 38 percent. In all previous surveys, Boxer had a small lead. The new poll is the first one this year where her support rose above 46 percent.

Boxer is seen unfavorably by 52 percent of voters and favorably by 43 percent, with 6 percent not sure. Fiorina is seen favorably by 44 percent and unfavorably by 43 percent with 13 percent not knowing enough about her to be sure of their opinion.

Carly Fiorina, Barbara Boxer.Both get about the same level of support from voters in their own parties -- in the mid-80 percent range -- and they run evenly among unaffiliated voters.

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And to quote your last similar article, I work in an all-Democrat environment and it was very exciting to hear from Democrats that they thought I should vote for Tom Campbell.

"Looking ahead to the general election, the poll finds Campbell would be the stronger candidate than Fiorina against three-term Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer."

To totally partisan ultraliberal "white" Democrats, maybe! Tom Campbell is a dull candidate exactly like the other failed loser candidates who challenged Barbara Boxer's stranglehold on the heretofore safest-for-Democrats Senate seat in the U.S. Nobody could objectively look at Boxer's 17-year failed record and think "great job." Like, if her name were removed from it, and just the failure to perform in any way except vote in lockstep with Democratic leadership. Boxer has brought no new business to California, has sponsored hardly any legislation, and is in all ways a tiny shadow of her counterpart, Sen. Feinstein, who has earned respect by her good performance - up until our most recent healthcare debacle, I guess. Nobody really likes Barbara Boxer and she has done a horrible job. "Other" would win this time. We are just fortunate that it's not "Other," it's Carly Fiorina. It cracks me up to see unemployed ultra-liberal Democrat agitators trying to tar Carly with her business record. Anyone learning who Carly is and what her record is in all areas can see what a joke their repetitive moronic comments are. As if any of these people cared about Hewlett-Packard one way or another before they started squawking their talking points.

June 17 2010 at 1:14 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I'm confused about these numbers, Bruce. How can Barbara Boxer be seen unfavorably by 52% of the voters and Carly unfavorably by 43% and Barbara Boxer be "ahead" by 5 percentage points, with 5% undecided? also, 52 and 43 equal 95% - leaving 5%, not 6% for the "undecided" column on Boxer's unfavorables.

I assume you've heard Barbara Boxer speak. I doubt you remember polls showing that former Lt. Governor, the extremely pathetic Cruz Bustamonte, was heavily leading Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in his re-election (not the initial recall) bid - where he actually won a much bigger landslide against Bustamonte than Ms. Boxer has ever won against her previously very weak, uncharismatic Republican opponents.

This is a cool, factual article. Something people aren't going to get outside of probably KFI 640. Certainly not from the Sacramento Bee or Los Angeles Times.

But nobody reads those any more.

June 17 2010 at 12:50 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

Could you please call me "Civiloguer". I'm restraining myself pretty hard for that title.

June 13 2010 at 9:39 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I'm not surprised you right wingers think your "champion" will be the new Senator from California...but Fiorina would be a horrible Senator and she has no chance of being elected in California no matter how much money she or the GOP spends. How did she do on her last job? This poll is pure bologna...The lowbrow comments on this site are disgusting and should be insulting to anyone with a shred of decency. By the did Carly do on her last job? You'd better get used to hearing that question....when the voters find out the answer even your own phony polls won't support the HP hack.

June 13 2010 at 4:28 PM Report abuse -11 rate up rate down Reply

California is a liberal state and look at what a mess the state is in.
Illegals are ******* the life out of the state and their govt doesn't do anything.
California needs help and apparently the old-timers like Bozer and Brown have not done anything good. I say dump Boxer and take a chance with Carly.

I live in California and I'm voting Meg and Carly to give the state a last chance and if under their new leadership tht state does not turn around, I'm gone.

June 13 2010 at 12:38 PM Report abuse +11 rate up rate down Reply

Bottom line.....BY BY BOXER! America will soon be free again!

June 12 2010 at 8:52 PM Report abuse +20 rate up rate down Reply

Shouldn't the heading be "Carly Fiorina closes the gap to only 5 points"? The media also forgot to mention how many people are registered democrats vs Republicans, it has to 5 to 1 in her district. I think you need to read between the lines to get the truth.

June 12 2010 at 5:07 PM Report abuse +21 rate up rate down Reply

Boxer is one of the few serious progressives we have in Washington. She provides real balance to issues dominated by conservatives, uber-conservatives, neoconservatives and right wing fanatics.

Fiorina is a failed corporate elitist who outsourced 20,000 American jobs, and bragged "it's not going offshore, it's going to the RIGHT shore!"

When the Bush Economy collapsed in Sept 2008, and John McCain was running around helplessly like a stunned duck, Carly was his chief economic advisor.

thats enough for me.

June 12 2010 at 1:55 PM Report abuse -24 rate up rate down Reply

Once again the party in power has trampled a historical chance to be real leaders in America by their own arrogance, hyperpartisan agendas, greed and same old tired hatemongering. The fact that Boxer leads by only 5-points in her own ultra-liberal stronghold speaks volumes about the state of the Dem party and their misguided agenda. Will either party EVER again take the high road and end the divisions to become the true leadership our nation desperately needs, is the real question...

June 12 2010 at 1:23 PM Report abuse +17 rate up rate down Reply

as she should be...Go Boxer. Down with corporate right wingers willing to hand out jobs away that are against health care, wages, benefits and the continuing destruction of the middle class. If it was up to Carly there would be the filthy rich, the rich and the incredibly poor. Carlys not just bad for Cali, shes the kind of person that got us in the very mess were in just like she did HP. Reminds me of a another failed business man that just held the white house not that long ago.

June 12 2010 at 12:31 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply

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