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Boxer's Margin Over Fiorina Creeps Up in California Senate Race

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Three-term Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer is leading Republican challenger Carly Fiorina by 47 percent to 41 percent with 12 percent undecided, according to a Field poll conducted Sept. 14-21. The margin of error is 4.1 points.

Boxer's margin over Fiorina, former chief executive of Hewlett-Packard, has been creeping up ever so slightly compared to previous Field polls. In March, she led 45 percent to 44 percent; in July, her lead was 47 percent to 44 percent.

In surveys by other pollsters that we have reported, Public Policy Polling had Boxer ahead by 50 percent to 42 percent in a poll conducted Sept. 14-16; Boxer led 46 percent to 44 percent in a poll conducted Sept. 11 by Fox News/Pulse Opinion Research; Fiorina led Boxer 48 percent to 47 percent in a Rasmussen Reports poll conducted Sept. 6; and Boxer ran ahead of Fiorina 48 percent to 44 percent in a CNN/Time/Opinion Research poll conducted Sept. 2-7.
Barbara Boxer, Carly Fiorina
Boxer and Fiorina supporters are highly committed to their choices with two-thirds of them describing their vote as a preference for their candidate rather than a vote against the opponent.

Boxer is seen unfavorably by 48 percent and favorably by 45 percent, with 7 percent undecided, an improvement over July when she was viewed unfavorably by a 52 percent to 41 percent margin.

Fiorina is still not known enough to 28 percent of voters for them to express an opinion about her. Among those who have one, she is seen unfavorably by 38 percent to 34 percent, which is a turnaround from July, when she was viewed favorably by 34 percent and unfavorably by 29 percent. In July, 37 percent were not able to offer an opinion of her.


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miriamac2001

Boxer voted for a bill that includes the following provisions · burdens on access to reproductive care for women · discrimination in fees based on gender and age · regressive cost assessments and taxes · unfunded mandates on states that have been progressive in providing for their residents. · for the self employed unemployed and those whose employers don't provide coverage a mandate that we pay thousands of dollars to the insurance cartel · ··and now it turns out a reporting requirement that will force all small businesses to spend each January doing 1099's. She needs to lose.

October 03 2010 at 10:18 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
jrusso9722

I worked for Carly Fiorina at AT&T-Network Systems & Lucent Technologies. She was outstanding. All of us in Marketing and Sales admired her. She visited her troops, unlike other "executives" who stayed in their offices. I hope she wins. Californians should elect her. They will be very pleased with her no-nonsense stype of getting things done. Under Boxer, all I see is a state being cast into the blackness of debt and inneficiency.

September 26 2010 at 9:43 AM Report abuse +7 rate up rate down Reply
diocisalvi

On Code Pinks web site Boxer is their favored Senator, yes, this is the same Code Pink that BOXER and two other senators helped supply the terrorist in Iraq with money and supplies while the terrorist were killing our soldiers, ask her to defend herself on that one and her ties with Jodie Evens, you know the founder of the Code Pink, who wants to kill our soldiers but still wants to live in the USA free! This is all fact, Code Pink gave an interview to a newspaper in France, where they bragged about this- look it up! No making up hitory here! We need to repeal and replace BOXER! YOU GO CARLY! it's called google people look up the facts! REPEAL AND REPLACE BOXER! HIT THE ROAD BB! Vivere secondo la verita o morire per un bugia!

September 25 2010 at 11:07 PM Report abuse +16 rate up rate down Reply
rishio

california's career politicians, like boxer, are the reason we're in such bad shape. she's been living large on taxpayers for decades! california needs a change.

September 25 2010 at 6:25 PM Report abuse +21 rate up rate down Reply
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Ann

Then, you better keep looking for a good replacement. Fiorina is not the one. Her record is awful. She is greedy and spiteful. Just look at how many people she fired while walking away with her golden parachute.

September 25 2010 at 6:38 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
ccaballo5@aol.co

I so agree with you - I lived in California for 46 years and all the time Boxer has been there its just gotten worse. The gap between the rich and the poor has become wider. Time to get career money mongers out and get this state back to where it once was - the best state around - now its full of crime, illegals, gangs, liberals, etc. They have only ruined one beautiful state, I will always be a Californian but good god how much can one take, Towns like Bell, rich become richer and then others forced to get government assistance and yet even then you might not get it. You can not smoke or much less eat meat on Mondays in San Francisco, BOXER is disgraceful to our military and our state - take her out guys seriously rebuild what was once the most coveted state to live in.

September 25 2010 at 10:01 PM Report abuse +19 rate up rate down Reply
Cathy

Having lived in California for several years I never could quite understand how so many democrats have been elected. 1/2 the people out their so not care enough to vote, the election books that come out on propositions are confusing even for the highly educated. Now with the state in such finacial straights how can people continue to elect them when social services are so out of control for non citizens, taxes are highand home prices are outta control. I guess federtal bailout money will be taken from ALL citizens of the US to save one state. I feel that anymore money coming from the PEOPLE should be limited to those that live there not from every other US Citizen from other states. It is a shame that this beautiful state is out of control fiancially and politically

September 25 2010 at 6:12 PM Report abuse +12 rate up rate down Reply
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genowhitaker

A few answers- The propositions are deliberately written by the special interests that get them qualified to be a confusing as possible. Home priced is almost all areas have dropped 50 or more percent (licensed RE Agent, btw) If federal bailout money is being granted to California, it is only a drop in the bucket to the $225 billion more we have paid in than received back over the last 15 years [Congressional Office of the Budget]. One out of every 8 people in the United States live in California. [US Census Bureau] We do have a Constitutional mess in this state, but it will be fixed. Every million or billionaire yahoo in the country can get a Proposition onto the ballot. Currently there is one on the November ballot that is being supported by the Billionaire brothers who are heavy in BIG OIL. Facts are our friends, learn a few... In the meantime, we will still be California.

September 26 2010 at 3:43 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Richard

In a State that is nearly bankrupt and a career politician who has played a part ..It should not take a rocket scientist to say...possibly newer blood should be given a chance?..I know it is not just one person that is responsible..it is a 'mindset overall' and clearly Boxer is a part of that...So if one is content ...vote Boxer.

September 25 2010 at 4:05 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Mark & Carol

One can take polls to favor anyone, but this is a close race.Really boils down the Ca. Demcrates who ran thier beutiful state right to the brink. Ca has 14% unemployment ad their tax polies have drive business away. Ca has one highest tax plat forms if not equal to New York. Calfornia has huge illegle Immagrant problem that is costing the tax payer Bilions of dollars. Carly my not be perfect to all, but she represents good business sence and common sence people business. The citzens of Ca. should get past politics and look at the people who solutions. Who knows MS. Foirina and the new conservatives might come up with a balance state budget and Federal Busget! It would be a sad day if Ms. boxer get reelected, For What???????

September 25 2010 at 4:04 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
buppahxsci

After nearly single-handedly destroying Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC,) Fiorina continued to do such a horrible job managing Hewlett-Packard (HP) that management bought her out; the "golden-parachute" that provided her with money to run for political office. Fiorina's terrible private-sector record, does in no way qualify her for the United States Senate. Compared to Barbara Boxer, an accomplished Senator, even though at time controvercial, Fiorina is a novice who should find a better use for her money, than to waste it, and voters time, by running for a national public office.

September 25 2010 at 2:52 PM Report abuse -32 rate up rate down Reply
KRISTA CANALES

for those who think Dems are the problem in the state, lets remember how many republican governors we have had! Would love to compare the two, but i have a feeling you won't believe the FACTS.

September 25 2010 at 2:38 PM Report abuse -31 rate up rate down Reply
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mste593115

Are you really trying to say that California is a Republican leaning state?? That the bankrupt budget, corruption, and business taxation that are driving people and businesses out of California are Republican ideas?? Lie to yourself if you want to, enjoy the taxation!! Oh, you probably don't pay taxes, you probably work for the Dems...or are you a teacher...or drawing unemployment...or some other social parasite!!

September 25 2010 at 2:54 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
ken

If you think Schwarzenegger is a Republican,i have some swampland to sell you.

September 25 2010 at 4:50 PM Report abuse +31 rate up rate down Reply
ettu

Better start changing the landscape, CA voters, or you will find yourself further down in the dumper than you are right now.

September 25 2010 at 1:51 PM Report abuse +34 rate up rate down Reply
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msmichlee

yeah get rid of all those republicans working to increase their own wealth.

September 25 2010 at 7:21 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

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