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Rasmussen: Boxer 48, Fiorina 46
Rasmussen Reports ^ | October 22, 2010

Posted on 10/22/2010 12:07:24 PM PDT by GOPinCa

California’s U.S. Senate race between Democratic incumbent Barbara Boxer and Republican challenger Carly Fiorina remains a virtual tie with less than two weeks to go until Election Day.

The latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Voters shows Boxer picking up 48% of the vote, while Fiorina draws support from 46%. Three percent (3%) prefer some other candidate, and three percent (3%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

The race remains a Toss-Up in the Rasmussen Reports Election 2010 Senate Balance of Power rankings.

Last week, Boxer led Fiorina 49% to 46%. Boxer was reeelected with 58% of the vote in 2004, but despite California's strong Democratic tendencies, this race has been close all year. The incumbent, who is seeking her fourth six-year term, has held a small lead in every survey but one since February with 42% to 49% of the vote. Fiorina, a former CEO of Hewlett-Packard, has earned 38% to 47% support in those same surveys.

(Excerpt) Read more at rasmussenreports.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: barbaraboxer; boxer; ca2010; california; capoll; carlyfiorina; elections; fiorina; poll; rasmussen
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1 posted on 10/22/2010 12:07:25 PM PDT by GOPinCa
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To: GOPinCa

TCJ had it at 50% for Fiorina and 47% for Boxer yesterday.


2 posted on 10/22/2010 12:11:02 PM PDT by techno
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To: GOPinCa

If Boxer wins, I would have all votes verified. I don’t trust these people.


3 posted on 10/22/2010 12:12:14 PM PDT by RC2
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To: GOPinCa
BAD news = an incumbent polling under 50%

boxer is toast.

4 posted on 10/22/2010 12:12:31 PM PDT by kingattax (99 % of liberals give the rest a bad name)
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To: techno

Every poll that has Boxer under 50 is encouraging, because undecideds nearly always break for the challenger.


5 posted on 10/22/2010 12:12:49 PM PDT by mwl8787
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To: techno

This race is a toss-up..... until you factor in the Dems’ astounding capacity for treachery.


6 posted on 10/22/2010 12:13:26 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Hang in there, baby! November's comin'...)
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To: kingattax

Do GOPsters underpoll in CA?


7 posted on 10/22/2010 12:13:48 PM PDT by Perdogg (Nancy Pelosi did more damage to America on 03/21 than Al Qaeda did on 09/11)
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To: GOPinCa

Boxer, an 18 year sneator just cannot get to 50% and thats going to spell disaster for her because if undecideds are not going for Boxer now, it will throw Fiorina over the top.

People are not going to be crawling over hot coles to vote for Boxer.


8 posted on 10/22/2010 12:14:02 PM PDT by sunmars
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To: GOPinCa

48-46 and Boxer loses with any turnout at all.


9 posted on 10/22/2010 12:14:35 PM PDT by vicar7
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To: GOPinCa

C’mon Carly...


10 posted on 10/22/2010 12:15:21 PM PDT by RockinRight (if the choice is between Crazy and Commie, I choose Crazy.)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

Part of the Rasmussen poll:

For those who are certain who they will vote for:

Fiorina 51%

Boxer 47%


11 posted on 10/22/2010 12:16:31 PM PDT by techno
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To: GOPinCa

Unfortunately the margin is close enough that Demonrat vote fraud (lots of illegals have probably been registered) will likely ensure a Boxer win.


12 posted on 10/22/2010 12:16:33 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop Barry now. He can't help himself.)
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To: GOPinCa

Tossup totally dependent on turnout. But enocuragng that boxer is stuck 3 or 4 points below the magic number.


13 posted on 10/22/2010 12:16:53 PM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: jwalsh07

I heard that Whitman has spent part of her huge campaign expenditure on building a ground game for the election days. Brown has not and is depending on the union thugs for his ground game. If Whitman wins the ground game, Carly will benefit.


14 posted on 10/22/2010 12:19:37 PM PDT by Truth is a Weapon (If I weren't afraid of the feds, I would refer to Obama as our "undocumented POTUS")
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To: GOPinCa

It’s a close race ... FRAUD may tip the scales.


15 posted on 10/22/2010 12:20:11 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: techno

Hmmm... that’s near the high end of the MOE. That puts the race within the GOP’s reach.

Still, we shouldn’t consider this one won until the vote has been certified.


16 posted on 10/22/2010 12:20:15 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Hang in there, baby! November's comin'...)
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To: luvbach1

The last time Boxer was in a race this close, she pulled a sleazy last minute attack on Bruce Herschensohn, which cost him the election.


17 posted on 10/22/2010 12:20:24 PM PDT by Chet 99
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To: GOPinCa

I think CA Dems are worried. A few days ago, ex-SF mayor Willie Brown was quoted as saying something along the of: the Democrats in the state had no ground game and that they couldn’t rely on the unions to provide that ground game. Also, that the Whitman campaign has created a massive GOTV operation unlike any they’ve seen before in the state. That will definitely help Fiorina.


18 posted on 10/22/2010 12:20:24 PM PDT by GOPinCa
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To: GOPinCa

Oh please let us get rid of Boxer. Let us do SOMETHING right in this state. We will probably get stuck with Governor Moonbeam again and a very angry rich Meg Whitman.


19 posted on 10/22/2010 12:21:09 PM PDT by Yaelle (We need a Comprehensive Congress Reform!)
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To: sunmars

Yeah but since when do Demoncrats play fair when they are more desperate than ever?


20 posted on 10/22/2010 12:21:13 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: Truth is a Weapon

That we be excellent news if accurate.


21 posted on 10/22/2010 12:21:51 PM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: GOPinCa

Definitely watch this excellent anti-Boxer ad by Hollywood producer Zucker:

http://vimeo.com/16072732

Then send it to everyone you know in CA.


22 posted on 10/22/2010 12:22:14 PM PDT by Yaelle (We need a Comprehensive Congress Reform!)
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To: GOPinCa

West Coast effect: If we sweep the East, Dems won’t bother coming out to the polls in the West. They’ll stay home, smoking “medicinal” tobacco substitutes, and Carly will get a bigger margin than expected, too big even for the standard Dem vote fraud to sway the results.

In any case, I’m amazed that this race is in play at all, and that bodes well for quite a few races nationwide. I wonder what’s going to happen in races that no one bothers polling - are more in play and we just don’t realize it?


23 posted on 10/22/2010 12:22:28 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: Yaelle

bump to watch since blocked at work..


24 posted on 10/22/2010 12:22:56 PM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: GOPinCa

Incumbents under 50% are historical toast.


25 posted on 10/22/2010 12:25:52 PM PDT by Personal Responsibility ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act" - Orwell)
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To: Chet 99

Wow, I had forgotten all about that. You are absolutely right. That type of sleazy move is known in political history as a “Roorback.”

Carly needs to have the sleaziest, below the belt, tatas on the chopping block ad her folks can muster up in the can. Then, if Boxer goes her roorback route, smack her with it wall to wall.


26 posted on 10/22/2010 12:32:09 PM PDT by hampdenkid
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To: GOPinCa

Hopefully, the Republican wave that will become apparent when the polls close on the East Coast will discourage voters still waiting to vote on the West Coast.


27 posted on 10/22/2010 12:34:55 PM PDT by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good WOMAN (Sgt. Kimberly Munley) with a gun)
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To: techno

What is a TCJ?


28 posted on 10/22/2010 12:40:04 PM PDT by TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig (It is going to be Foot to Ass combat on election day....my foot and a Rat's ass.)
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To: GOPinCa

Who would have thunked that Carly would do this good.


29 posted on 10/22/2010 12:41:56 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: luvbach1

Yep; this one is well within the margin of fraud. Boxer wins by 1,150 votes statewide as Bay Area and LA precincts bring in the last late returns...


30 posted on 10/22/2010 12:43:16 PM PDT by henkster (A broken government does not merit full faith and credit.)
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To: justlurking

Getting to the polls is the name of the game. Motivation is on our side however the nasty meanies of the left in California will go down swinging regardless of how bad their candidates are..... playing spoiler is almost as fun for them!

I agree if the pundits start calling landslides for Repubs early on then a wave could be big however don’t count on most MSM heads to start throwing in the towel as they are very aware if they do they could make things on their side even worse out here...


31 posted on 10/22/2010 12:44:44 PM PDT by Republic Rocker
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To: GOPinCa

(words I never thought I’d hear myself saying, but...)

GO, CARLY!!!

(Unh; must rest now)


32 posted on 10/22/2010 12:45:26 PM PDT by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: GOPinCa
it's still a good time to put down your order at intrade for carly. she is going to take it
33 posted on 10/22/2010 12:53:08 PM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: GOPinCa
If Boxer and Brown win what are we looking at...

· A State who's next major industry is growing pot and a workforce that will be stoners.
· A State on the verge of Chapter 11 of which rumors on the "Business Insider" of Bernake buying their worthless bonds with worthless Treasuries.
· With these two clowns one National one as Gov, nothing will change, no pension reform at the State level.

At that point how does California not become the straw that become the tipping point to throw the economy into the Abys?

34 posted on 10/22/2010 1:12:17 PM PDT by taildragger ((Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: Republic Rocker
I agree if the pundits start calling landslides for Repubs early on then a wave could be big however don’t count on most MSM heads to start throwing in the towel as they are very aware if they do they could make things on their side even worse out here...

I think the rest of the DBM will fall into line behind Fox when Fox starts calling races.

It's a competitive market for eyeballs. If they think they will lose viewers to Fox, they'll sell their own mothers.

Of course, MSNBC will probably be an exception. They might be worth watching for the entertainment value: Chrissy's leg tingle will become an eye tic.

35 posted on 10/22/2010 1:14:29 PM PDT by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good WOMAN (Sgt. Kimberly Munley) with a gun)
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To: luvbach1

Agreed. In a close race fraud will always carry the day.


36 posted on 10/22/2010 1:14:37 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Yaelle

Gotta love Zucker, remember this one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7h3GPc_yMCE


37 posted on 10/22/2010 1:17:23 PM PDT by traderrob6
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To: GOPinCa

Michael Reagan was interviewed on Fox today and he was not at all impressed by the Whitman or Fiorina campaigns.


38 posted on 10/22/2010 1:24:54 PM PDT by misterrob (Thug Life....now showing at a White House near you....)
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To: GOPinCa

Will be nice to see that harridan voted out of office. She fits Rush’s true description of a fema nazi(someone who prefers abortion to a live baby).


39 posted on 10/22/2010 1:27:01 PM PDT by Bridesheadfan
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To: Chet 99

I remember that. It was because he once went to a strip bar. Boxer was “OUTRAGED!”. Funny how a few years later she didn’t seem to be too angry at Bubba for his molestation of women.


40 posted on 10/22/2010 1:29:42 PM PDT by Bridesheadfan
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To: GOPinCa

could you explain what the phrase “ground game” means in politics


41 posted on 10/22/2010 1:33:57 PM PDT by Taffini ( Mr. Pippen and Mr. Waffles do not approve and neither do I)
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To: Taffini

A good ground game means in the area of coverage, actively having a network that works well on getting the message out, motivating the base to turn out, getting voters to the polls, stopping dirty tricks and making damn sure you win over the opposition.


42 posted on 10/22/2010 1:48:27 PM PDT by sunmars
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To: Yaelle

Terrific video. It highlights what a brain-dead moron this woman really is. Well done!


43 posted on 10/22/2010 2:04:15 PM PDT by neocon1984
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To: Taffini

Here is an excellent article about Whitman’s ground game ops: http://www.fresnobee.com/2010/10/22/2128400/voter-turnout-key-in-coming-election.html


44 posted on 10/22/2010 2:39:38 PM PDT by GOPinCa
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To: luvbach1; All

” Unfortunately the margin is close enough that Demonrat vote fraud (lots of illegals have probably been registered) will likely ensure a Boxer win. “

It seems like the Republican party has a “ kick me” sign on it. If they don’t check for fraud, I say every very close race will be stolen.The Dems are scared, and out for blood. ACORN and its derivatives/affiliates are alive and well and don’t fear us.


45 posted on 10/22/2010 2:59:33 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: Truth is a Weapon

Also, Prop 19 the marijuana initiative, is losing ground.
That was the democrats’ shiny thing to lure their voters to the polls.


46 posted on 10/22/2010 4:04:53 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (Chi-Le! Chi, Chi, Chi!! Le, Le, Le!! Los Mineros de Chile!!)
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To: GOPinCa

Boxer will win. Any close election the donks will cheat,,,dead people voting, illegals voting, military ballots declared illegal, etc.


47 posted on 10/22/2010 4:13:51 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: GOPinCa

Within striking distance....the polls nearly always lean to the left anyway! The truth is probably even closer.


48 posted on 10/22/2010 4:49:09 PM PDT by LUV W (DIMs?......start packin'--you're fired!....I can see November from my house!)
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To: GOPinCa

Mrs. Boxer will win big in Hollywoodland. And Fiorina has come out for the Armenian genocide resolution —she should repeat that loudly and clearly...Boxer fails each time.


49 posted on 10/22/2010 5:02:00 PM PDT by eleni121 (http://www.serfes.org/orthodox/memoryof.htm)
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To: luvbach1

“Unfortunately the margin is close enough that Demonrat vote fraud (lots of illegals have probably been registered) will likely ensure a Boxer win.”

I know they’ve done this in the past. It happened in my back yard with ACORN stealing the statehouse here in 2004 for Gregoyle (sic). But I think ACORN has been tamed, we’re much more aware and it will be much harder to pull off this year.

Go Carly!


50 posted on 10/22/2010 5:05:43 PM PDT by SeattleBruce (T minus 11 days to SMACKDOWN - Tea Party like it's 1773! Pray 2 Chronicles 7:14!)
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