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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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