CA Gov, Sen: Democrats Brown, Boxer Hold Strong

By: Friday October 29, 2010 11:00 am

Across the country, many Democrats are struggling. But this year in California, things seem to be going well for the Democrats at the top of the ticket. The California-based Field poll, one of the most accurate horserace pollsters, is out with their latest numbers showing Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown and incumbent Democratic Senator Barbara [...]

Ads of the Day

By: Thursday October 7, 2010 8:41 pm

(A recurring feature of ads that have caught my eye) • CA-Gov: This isn’t going on television, at least not in this form. But it’s a catchy Web ad slamming Meg Whitman, and one of the most interesting aspects of it is who it comes from – the prison guards’ union, not seen as a [...]

CA Gov and Sen: Brown and Boxer Hold Modest Leads

By: Tuesday October 5, 2010 11:59 am

In California, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown and incumbent Democratic senator Barbara Boxer both hold single-digit leads over their Republican opponents according to the latest SurveyUSA poll of likely voters. SurveyUSA (9/30-10/3) Governor Jerry Brown (D) 47 Meg Whitman (R) 43 Other 8 Undecided 2 Senate Barbara Boxer (D) 46 Carly Fiorina (R) 43 Other [...]

CA Poll: Boxer Strong, Governor Race Tied, Big Oil Prop 23 Struggling

By: Thursday September 30, 2010 4:22 pm

Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) is out with its poll of all things California politics (pdf). Among the highlights is another confirmation that Barbara Boxer appears to be heading to re-election. The gubernatorial race is effectively tied, Big Oil’s anti-energy reform Proposition 23 is in bad shape and Proposition 19 continues to improve (now [...]

Whitman Tries to Turn Nanny Problem Into Partisan Food Fight

By: Thursday September 30, 2010 2:10 pm

Meg Whitman held an unusual (for her) press conference today, which is still ongoing, in Santa Monica. I found out the location a bit too late to attend, but the gist of it, as I gather, is that Whitman wants to blame Jerry Brown for her hiring undocumented immigrant Nicky Diaz Santillan, and exploiting her [...]

CNN/Time Poll of AK, CA, FL, IL: Miller, Boxer, Brown, Rubio Up; Tight Races in Obama’s Backyard

By: Wednesday September 29, 2010 10:10 pm

CNN/Time Opinion Research is out with their latest round of polling for Alaska, California, Florida, and Illinois. In the three-way Senate races in Alaska and Florida, the Democratic nominees are in third place. But there is good news for Democrats from California, where Barbara Boxer and Jerry Brown continue to gain momentum just as vote [...]

CA Gov and Sen: Brown and Boxer Move into Lead

By: Thursday September 23, 2010 2:06 pm

Throughout this cycle, SurveyUSA’s polling in California has been slightly less favorable for Democrats, but the most recent poll for CBS 5 shows clear movement in favor of Gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown and incumbent Sen. Barbara Boxer. Both Democrats now lead in their respective races: SurveyUSA (9/19-21) Governor Meg Whitman (R) 43 Jerry Brown (D) [...]

CA Gov: More Enthusiastic Voters Give Brown Solid Lead over Whitman

By: Tuesday September 21, 2010 7:34 pm

Despite setting a record for campaign spending, Republican Meg Whitman is trailing Jerry Brown by a significant margin according to the newest PPP poll. PPP (PDF) (9/14-16) Jerry Brown (D) 47 Meg Whitman (R) 42 Undecided 12 Even though Brown is not particularly popular, he is at least more popular than Whitman. From Tom Jensen: [...]

Like: On the Internets, Prop 19 is More Popular Than Any Politician in California

By: Monday September 13, 2010 6:58 pm

Proposition 19, the California initiative to legalize, tax and regulate cannabis, is far more popular than any politician or ballot measure this up for a vote this November—at least on the social networking behemoth Facebook. As of this writing, the ”Yes on Prop 19” Facebook page has 170,083 fans–far more than any other campaign out [...]

CA: Republicans Whitman and Fiorina Lead Top of Ticket Races

By: Friday September 3, 2010 12:36 pm

Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman has taken a seven point lead over Democrat Jerry Brown, according to the new SurveyUSA poll of the race. The poll also found the Senate race to be extremely close. Incumbent Democrat Barbara Boxer trails Republican Carly Fiorina by just two points, with in the polls 4.2 percent margin of [...]

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