Skip to comments.CA Senate Race: Fiorina Up Big? (Hints Fiorina Rocketing FTW)
Posted on 05/24/2010 3:47:39 PM PDT by red flanker
Can this be for real? From Carly Fiorina's Twitter feed:
@CarlyforCA Breaking news: Fiorina 46%, Campbell 23%, DeVore 14% according to new Survey USA poll. Proof that hard work pays off!
This, I'm told by the Fiorina campaign, was just reported on television on L.A. The last SurveyUSA poll showed Fiorina trailing Campbell 35% to 24%, with DeVore in third at 15%. So, if true, this new poll would represent a huge swing--such a huge swing that I'm curious to see the actual poll.
Critical time with voters filling out absentee ballots, Fiorina is possibly having a massive surge that will propel her to a victory in the primary.
It's time to abort the political future of Campbell and Boxer.
I think most of us would rather see DeVore. However, Campbell’s decline is welcome.
Like we need another Susan Collins or Olympia Snow.... this time its iCarly.
Too bad Fiorina is a RINO!
Bookmark. Will bring SPF 300 and welder’s glasses to the re-read.
I feel the same way that you do, why are California republicans rejecting the true conservative in the race?
I hope this Fiorina is a pleasant surprise like Christie in NJ and not a predictable failure like Scott Brown.
Yes. My priorities:
Where the flaming incompetent, US-worker hating Carly FioRINO falls in there, I'm not sure.
For what it’s worth (since I live in Missouri), I would rather see Fiorina than Campbell. I know DeVore is the FR Fan Favorite but right now it’s looking like a Fiorina/Campbell race.
Campbell must be defeated at all costs.
So will it be Boxer or Boxer-lite come November.
Good news and thanks. Ignore the nastiness, Fiorina is the one that can win, as Sarah Palin knows as well.
Campbell’s decline is good news.
If DeVore cannot win (I said IF), it needs to be Fiorina, not Campbell.
Then Boxer needs to be beaten like a drum...
Fiorina is half to two-thirds of a loaf, while Campbell would have been a quarter to a third of a loaf. Chuck unfortunately wouldn’t have made it out of the kitchen.
So once again Palin’s hard work pays off—putting as much conservative bread on the table as could be hoped for statewide in CA.
When, exactly, did we decide that women were better suited to run our country than men?
Obviously Carly Fiorina is not as conservative as we all would prefer, but she is (i) pro-life, (ii) pro-gun and (iii) pro-marriage, which is quite refreshing coming from a California Republican Senate candidate. Carly Fiorina would become the first pro-life U.S. Senator from California since Roe v. Wade, and probably the most conservative U.S. Senator from California in over a half century.
So, no, Carly Fiorina is no Susan Collins or Olympia Snowe: she’s more of a Liddy Dole. Now, we had every right to complain about Liddy Dole’s voting record given that she represented NC, but we would have been extatic to have a Senator from CA vote like Liddy Dole.
The RINO in the race is Tom Campbell; he is in favor of same-sex marriage and opposed to the ban on partial-birth abortion, and has a long record of opposition to the State of Israel and support for Islamist extremists. We need to defeat Tom Campbell in the primary. If conservatives split their votes between Fiorina and Chuck DeVore it will allow Campbell to win. Given that DeVore has never come close to the 33% minimum he would need to win the primary, I think that we all need to support Carly Fiorina.
I watched the DeVore video on FR (finally). Seems like a solid guy, and he would have my vote. If he is still sitting in the teens by election day, I would go Fiorini just to beat Campbell. If this happens, Chuck hopefully can propel himself into statewide politics from his experience here.
I don’t think she will be Boxer-lite.
I think she will be a sight better than that.
JMO from all sources of info combined.
Hope I’m right.
God help us.
Da Poll Bee Real:
CA Republicans Whitman & Fiorina Surge; Air Goes Out of Poizner Statehouse Balloon; Campbell’s Train to DC Stalls: California’s Republican primary contests for Governor and US Senator have sea-sawed, according to new SurveyUSA polling conducted for KABC-TV Los Angeles, KPIX-TV San Francisco, KGTV-TV San Diego, and KFSN-TV Fresno.
In the Republican primary for Governor, Meg Whitman has re-captured momentum she appeared to lose earlier this month, and today leads Steve Poizner 2:1, with 1 in 6 likely voters having already cast a ballot. SurveyUSA’s tracking graphs display a pronounced bow-tie, exemplified by, but not limited to, male voters, where Whitman went from 51% support on 04/22/10 to 37% support on 05/10/10 to 55% support today 05/24/10. Poizner’s angle of support is inverted, from 28% on 04/22/10 to 41% on 05/10/10 to 28% today 05/24/10. Almost identical sea-sawing is evident among gun owners and among likely voters in greater Los Angeles.
In the Republican primary for US Senator, support for former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina is up sharply in the past 2 weeks, from 24% on 05/10/10 to 46% today 05/24/10. Fiorina’s support has more than doubled among women, seniors, Hispanics, the less educated, and in the Inland Empire. During these 2 weeks, Former Congressman Tom Campbell’s support dropped 12 points, from 35% on 05/10/10 to 23% today 05/24/10.
In the Republican primary for CA Attorney General, Los Angeles County DA Steve Cooley and State Senator Tom Harman today tie, with 29% voting Cooley, 28% Harman. But: another 29% of likely GOP Primary voters are undecided, which means any outcome is possible. Compared to 2 weeks ago, Cooley is up 7 points; Harman and a third candidate, law school professor John Eastman, are flat.
In the Democratic primary for CA Attorney General, San Francisco DA Kamala Harris edges businessman Chris Kelly and Los Angeles City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo, among voters who have a preference. But: almost half of of likely voters vote for someone else or are undecided, so any outcome is possible. Kelly is up 6 points from SurveyUSA’s previous poll; Harris is up 3; Delgadillo is down 3. Incumbent Attorney General Jerry Brown is running for Governor.
In the Democratic primary for CA Governor, Jerry Brown coasts with 70% of the vote. 6 other Democrats combined get 15% of the vote. Brown served as California’s 34th Governor, elected in 1974 and re-elected in 1978. Incumbent Governor Republican Arnold Schwarzenegger is term limited; the state’s term limit law does not apply to terms served before 1990, allowing Brown to run for the office again.
Filtering: SurveyUSA interviewed 2,700 California adults 05/21/10 through 05/23/10. Of them, 2,311 were registered to vote. Of the registered voters, 612 were determined by SurveyUSA to be likely to vote in the 06/08/10 Republican Primary; 716 were determined to be likely to vote in the 06/08/10 Democratic primary. Early voting began two weeks ago, 05/10/10.
Your response regarding Fiorina illustrates exactly what the Boxer campaign against her will involve.
I’ve debated a few FReepers here about the incompetence of Sarah Palin meddling in our primary. They seemed to buy in somehow that Fiorina would be the strongest candidate against Boxer. Nothing could be further from the truth. Fiorina is the weakest of the 3 in a head to head agAinst Boxer. Why don’t Republicans ever get it, that being a job killing corporate CEO is NOT an asset in any election, especially one in the height of a deep recession and record unemployment.
Fiorina is exactly the kind of candidate Boxer wants to run against. Fiorina’s background is the one lifeline Boxer has to change the subject to one that is favorable to Boxer. Fiorina’s job killing tenure at HP is just the distraction Boxer needs to keep her own job.
The last SurveyUSA poll showed Fiorina trailing Campbell 35% to 24%, with DeVore in third at 15%. So, if true, this new poll would represent a huge swing--such a huge swing that I'm curious to see the actual poll.
I feel the same way that you do, why are California republicans rejecting the true conservative in the race?Because that Queen of Competence, Sarah "Pied Piper" Palin told them to!
Why not qualified men OR women?
I look at the individual’s bonafides to see which candidate is best.
But since you brought it up, Sarah Palin, Michelle Bachman and Gov. of AZ Jan Brewer are saying and doing things that you see only a few men (OK Sen. Imhofe, SC Sen. DeMint) willing to say and do.
I welcome a man OR woman with guts in these times.
extatic = ecstatic
I can’t believe that I messed that one up.
DeVore’s support has imploded, repeat , imploded.
All California conservative Republicans MUST coalesce and get behine Carly Fiorina. DeVore is not a viable candidate. and votes for him are a vote for Tom Campbell and Barbara Boxer.
For the record, Chuck DeVore has nose-dived to 14 percent support.
Please tell all of your friends to support Carly.
Sarah Palin really delivered for Carly . . oh my!
“Fiorina 46%, Campbell 23%, DeVore 14%”
I’d prefer Devore over any of ‘em but if he can’t win, go iCarly.
> So once again Palins hard work pays offputting as much conservative bread on the table as could be hoped for statewide in CA.
We could have had a FULL LOAF had Palin endorsed DeVore.
“why are California republicans rejecting the true conservative in the race?”
Seriously? This isn’t Texas we’re talking about here. It’s one of the bluest of blue states. This shouldn’t surprise anyone.
As everyone should have found out with Scott Brown. Supporting a Rhino is no different than supporting a democrat. Conservatives should refuse to vote for a Rhino no matter what. Stand on principles. It might not change anything this time, but hopefully there is a next time.
Carly Fiorina has been endorsed by the National Right to Life, the California Pro-Life Council, and the Susan B. Anthony List.
She is pro-life, pro-traditional marriage, pro-military, and pro-strict border security and against amnesty.
She is against Obamacare and will vote to repeal it and prevent the government takeover of private companies and industries.
Carly is also a strong supporter of the Second Amendment. Like me, she is a member of the NRA, has a 100% NRA rating, and she and her husband are gun owners.
She is pro-energy development and believes as I do in an all-of-the-above approach to energy independence.
She is against cap and tax. And most importantly, Carly is the only conservative in the race who can beat Barbara Boxer. Thats no RINO. Thats a winner.
- Sarah Palin
Boxer is in deep, deep trouble.
People don’t like her.
Incompetence? Fiorina’s incompetence at HP pales into nothing WHEN COMPARED TO BOXER’S SENATE RECORD.
I don’t argue that CF is best against Boxer. Irrelevant question IMV.
Campbell MUST be defeated. Then, IF DeVore cannot win, it’s on him. Not on us or California Repubs, but HIM.
Leaving CF or Babs...
Why do you always dicount the damage Tom Campbell has done?
DeVore has always been a pipe dream as he's always polled dead last...
August 26th, 1920.
And then there's the truly stong conservative women: Palin, Bachmann, et al. I'm all for that!
Fiorina’s “job killing” at HP will let Boxer keep her job?
So how about Boxer's job killing porkulus vote which put us into debt by a massive $1 Trillion, and ended up driving unemployment to 9.9%?
Look, whatever Firiona may have, or not done at HP, pales into insignificance as compared to the total train wreck the the 0bama/Pelsi/Redid/Boxer regime have visited upon this country in the last 16 months.
You think Fiorina is going to sit idly by and let Boxer get away with ads about “job killing” a HP, without hitting Boxer right between the eyes with some nasty attack ads over porkulus, 0banmcare and cap and trade?
> Where the flaming incompetent, US-worker hating Carly FioRINO falls in there, I’m not sure.
So much this. To think that I could be pulling the lever for her or it’s Boxer again makes me throw up in my mouth. A lot.
For the record, the people that know her work best in Silicon Valley (yes, including Rock Ribbed Conservatives) hate... yes, HAAAATE FIORINO. Read it and weep for California:
Yeah, lets teach those RINOs a lesson and reelect Boxer by nominating a republican that doesn't have a chance. /s
Who really knows what Carly is for? She says that she’s conservative now but the only record we have is her business record of driving two successful companies right into the ground. That’s a record I could do without for my next Senator.
“Where the flaming incompetent, US-worker hating Carly FioRINO falls in there, I’m not sure.”
2. Liberal Republican lose;
Your low opinion of Sarah Palin is duly noted and it's also apparent her power burns the hell out of you.
Never mind the fact that she endorsed Fiorina to take down Campbell and her plan seems to be working although we won't know for certain until the night of June 8.
Fine. Have your FioRINO. When she goes all Scott Brown on us, and votes to outsource jobs overseas like she did at HP, don’t look at me for the “I told you so’s”. I used all of them up when Schwartzenkennedy (who, I was told, was “conservative enough” and besides “he can win”) took office, betrayed every fiscally conservative tenet, and ran this state even further into the ground.
RINOs are a disease because not only do they make for BAD legislation, a “conservative” label gets slapped on it. Not in my name.... daggit!!!!
If a Senate candidate is unable to draw some Democrat votes from Los Angeles and San Francisco, they can't win.
The state has changed dramatically since the days of Reagan.
DeVore would have had a chance if the Republican “business as usual” traitors would have backed a real conservative for a change.
Well said. Fortunately you and I have a vote in this primary. Seems like most of the Fiorina cheerleaders here don’t.
The last Republican elected to the US Senate from CA was "PRO-ABORTION" Pete Wilson in '82 and again in '88.
Oh great, just what we need, another Snowe/Collins. Sickening.
This is not Idaho it is California, the second most liberal / socialist state in the unit.
Fiorina is not boxer lite. Boxer is one of the most repulsive humans on planet earth.
You should focus on your neighbors in Montana and their neighbors in the Dakotas. 3 conservative states with 5 out of 6 extreme liberal rat socialist senators. I will take Fiorina from Ca over those 5 and boxer and Frankenstein any day.
It is a sad day when we conservative give a wink to conservative states that vote these far left liberal socialist rats because they bring home the bacon but when a far left state may elect someone that is not a 100% conservative we cry.
WE ARE THE STUPID PARTY FRO A REASON.