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Field Poll: California Senate race in statistical tie (Fiorina vs Boxer)
Mercury News ^ | July 8, 2010

Posted on 07/08/2010 3:20:36 PM PDT by red flanker

SACRAMENTO — Sen. Barbara Boxer's popularity with Californians is falling as she finds herself in a statistical tie with her Republican challenger, former Hewlett-Packard Co. chief executive Carly Fiorina, according to a Field Poll released Thursday.

The survey found 47 percent of likely voters support Boxer while 44 percent back Fiorina, a gap that is within the poll's margin of error. The result is similar to the last Field Poll, taken in March. That survey showed Boxer with 45 percent support, compared with 44 percent for Fiorina.

Meanwhile, the senator's popularity has fallen. Just 41 percent of voters say they have a favorable image of the three-term incumbent, while 52 percent have an unfavorable image. Appraisals of the job Boxer is doing are now close to the lowest since she was first elected to the Senate in 1992, pollsters found.

Fiorina, a newcomer to politics, is challenging Boxer after beating two politicians in the Republican primary, former congressman Tom Campbell and state Assemblyman Chuck DeVore.

That contest does not appear to have badly damaged her image, according to the Field Poll. Would-be voters were more likely to rate their perception of her as favorable than unfavorable.

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


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: boxer; ca2010; california; capoll; chuckdevore; devore; fieldpoll; fiorina; tomcampbell
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"My stupid California constituents are starting to hate me"

1 posted on 07/08/2010 3:20:37 PM PDT by red flanker
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To: red flanker

I don’t care if she is a RINO. The most important vote is for the majority leader. That’s what counts.

I doubt her chances, given ACORN operations, but miracles happen. At least GOP should be vigilant about voter fraud.


2 posted on 07/08/2010 3:23:51 PM PDT by heiss
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To: red flanker

That is Senator to you peasant!


3 posted on 07/08/2010 3:33:22 PM PDT by Plumres
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To: red flanker

Good riddance to trash.


4 posted on 07/08/2010 3:54:33 PM PDT by Leg Olam (Wise men speak when they have something to say, fools speak just to say something.)
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To: red flanker

Who will be the first to address her as ‘Failed Senator’.


5 posted on 07/08/2010 3:58:21 PM PDT by Gator113 (God save the Republic.....)
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To: red flanker

The Field poll samples counties based on population not the number of voters. So liberal counties with large cities are over represented. They’ve done it that way for several decades. Ultimately if Field says it’s a tie in any race, then the Republican is probably ahead by 4-6 points.


6 posted on 07/08/2010 4:04:59 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (Now can we forget about that old rum-runner Joe Kennedy and his progeny of philandering drunks?)
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To: red flanker

Love to see Boxer tossed out.


7 posted on 07/08/2010 4:06:07 PM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; blueyon; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; ...
Thanks red flanker.
8 posted on 07/08/2010 4:17:49 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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To: heiss

First Fiorina is NOT a RINO. Sarah Palin said so.

Secondly this is a good result in that it shows Boxer is vulnerable but Fiorina still has work to do to make the sale.

And third it should at least get the anti-Fiorina crowd to admit at least temporarily to admit that she is not a disaster and that Palin’s choice of endorsing her was not out of left field as some have made it out to be.


9 posted on 07/08/2010 4:25:01 PM PDT by techno
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To: red flanker

That high maintenance lefty losing would really make my day.


10 posted on 07/08/2010 4:38:26 PM PDT by dr_who
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To: red flanker

But the Obozo was out here several times fundraising and rallying support for that idiot Boxer. What?! No big increase in the moron’s popularity from that?


11 posted on 07/08/2010 4:39:37 PM PDT by hsalaw
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To: techno
First Fiorina is NOT a RINO. Sarah Palin said so.

Wow! FR has certainly gone to ......................

12 posted on 07/08/2010 5:33:19 PM PDT by Just A Nobody ( (Better Dead than RED! NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA))
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To: techno

Hoping for the win, but it’s a victory of sorts already in that the DNC will have to spend money there.


13 posted on 07/08/2010 5:41:00 PM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: Just A Nobody

For those who call Fiorina a RINO, can anyone give us a rundown of where she stands on most important issues ?

That’s the only way we can all decide one way or the other...


14 posted on 07/08/2010 5:44:01 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: red flanker

Boxer lacks the intelligence for the job. She should be retired.


15 posted on 07/08/2010 5:45:21 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Democrats = authoritarian socialists)
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To: red flanker

She should be in handcuffs.


16 posted on 07/08/2010 5:49:58 PM PDT by Frantzie (Democrats = Party of I*lam)
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To: red flanker

She should be in handcuffs.


17 posted on 07/08/2010 5:50:12 PM PDT by Frantzie (Democrats = Party of I*lam)
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To: red flanker

There will be 4 votes for Fiorina from our household. Boxer has to go.


18 posted on 07/08/2010 6:04:18 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: SeekAndFind

RINO or Boxer?

I’ll choose RIMO

Yeah, yeah, that’s what’s wrong with this country, etc, but you have to make the bet based on what you’re dealt.

I voted for DeVore, I’ll vote RINO.


19 posted on 07/08/2010 6:10:09 PM PDT by hattend (Like a termite to wood, Obama only wants to destroy - Mark Levin)
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To: SeekAndFind

RINO or Boxer?

I’ll choose RINO

Yeah, yeah, that’s what’s wrong with this country, etc, but you have to make the bet based on what you’re dealt.

I voted for DeVore, I’ll vote RINO.


20 posted on 07/08/2010 6:10:19 PM PDT by hattend (Like a termite to wood, Obama only wants to destroy - Mark Levin)
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To: heiss
I hope she comes off any way that works in the voters eye but strikes like a cougar after getting elected.

PSSST........ The voter fraud occurs at the County recorders office they can cheat quite a bit but they can't hold back a landslide

21 posted on 07/08/2010 6:49:04 PM PDT by KTM rider ( ..........tell me this really isn't happening ! !)
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To: red flanker

I’d love nothing more than to see Boxer lose but either way, a liberal will win this election.


22 posted on 07/08/2010 6:54:05 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a long tradition of tolerance." ~Hussein Obama, June 4, 2009, Cairo, Egypt)
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To: hattend

SIGH... it’s like the choice between dying early or dying later. Not pleasant choices.

Reminds me of a 3 Stooges scene...

EXECUTIONER : Choose how you want to die -— by guillotine or to be burned at the stake.

CURLY : Burn me at the stake.

MOE : Why ?

CURLY : Because Hot roast is better than Cold Chop. Nyuk, Nyuk.


23 posted on 07/08/2010 7:04:21 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: red flanker

The sad part is that the truly conservative candidate finished dead last - behind a homo-activist RINO.


24 posted on 07/08/2010 7:24:49 PM PDT by fwdude
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To: techno

You’re right, she’s no Meg Whitman.
During the primary debate it was clear she was the nominee IMO.


25 posted on 07/08/2010 7:46:11 PM PDT by Mr. Peabody
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To: red flanker

Distasteful as Fiorina may be, there are plenty of good reasons to hope she wins. Even her making a battle of it would be very helpful.

First there’s the obvious fact that left as she may be, she’s still to the right of Boxer. But more importantly is the fact that if the Dem slide is so bad that CA goes GOP, that will mean the GOP almost certainly gains control of the Senate.

As imortant as all that, though, is the fact that it’s very expensive to run in California. If the national Dems have to spend $ there, that’s resources that they won’t be spending in Kentucky, Ohio, Missouri, Colorado, Pennsylvania, etc.

Hank


26 posted on 07/08/2010 7:52:10 PM PDT by County Agent Hank Kimball (Where's the diversity on MSNBC? Olbermann, Schultz, Matthews, Maddow.....all white males!)
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To: red flanker

Better the RINO than Boxer. If we take Boxer out, we lessen the pain on everyone.


27 posted on 07/08/2010 8:17:38 PM PDT by BAW (Arizona.got it right.)
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To: BAW

Best reason to vote for Carly:

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell


28 posted on 07/08/2010 8:48:40 PM PDT by Keith (We live in an America of National Socialism...sound familiar? It should...)
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To: BAW
Better the RINO than Boxer. If we take Boxer out, we lessen the pain on everyone.

Agree - from the blue state of CA I would rather have an "R" in the tally, than insist on a real conservative. We need the numbers in Nov 2010, no matter how we get there. The damage that is about to be done if the RATS retain control through 2012 will be irreversible.
29 posted on 07/08/2010 9:06:00 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: BAW

I won’t be voting there, but oh would I like to see Boxer get tossed! As for Fiorina being just a tad to the left of Boxer...well she owes Palin now .....that’s some leverage ,over none with Boxer, if she wins.


30 posted on 07/08/2010 9:15:14 PM PDT by caww
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To: BAW

oops...to the right! to the right!

I won’t be voting there, but oh would I like to see Boxer get tossed! As for Fiorina being just a tad to the right of Boxer...well she owes Palin now .....that’s some leverage ,over none with Boxer, if she wins.


31 posted on 07/08/2010 9:16:07 PM PDT by caww
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To: heiss

If we do win the majority again, it will be with the highest amount of RINOs. I remember two years ago and even until recently we were trying to rid ourselves of RINOs. We have certainly changed that thinking here at Free Republic. How do you suppose we will get anything done if we have even more RINOs then we did when we had the majority before. President Bush was constantly stabbed in the back by the RINOs and now we believe that these RINOs are just going to get in line and back the Republican President in 2013? That is highly doubtful.


32 posted on 07/08/2010 9:41:21 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: Gator113
Who will be the first to address her as ‘Failed Senator’.

Dibs!

33 posted on 07/08/2010 9:56:56 PM PDT by Ackackadack
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To: heiss
At least GOP should be vigilant about voter fraud.

And on the lookout for Black Panthers wandering around with a bullhorn and a club...

34 posted on 07/08/2010 10:28:37 PM PDT by ExSoldier (Democracy is 2 wolves and a lamb voting on dinner. Liberty is a well armed lamb contesting the vote.)
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To: ElkGroveDan

Thanks for the information, Dan. I have to admit, it’ll give me great pleasure to oust Boxer, even with Fiorina/FioRINO as the case might prove to be.

We know the dirt dumb, liberal to max, Boxer and Fiorina will be a vast improvement if she can win the seat. The Heathcare vote proved there’s no such thing as a moderate democrat, but it also proved when the chips were down, all the Republican “moderates” including the Maine girls stood solidly together against it. There *is* hope when RINOS are called on to act in our Repubic’s best interest.


35 posted on 07/09/2010 1:23:28 AM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
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To: heiss

GOP be vigilant about voter fraud? The GOP isn’t diligent about tying their shoes. The CA GOP is particularly pathetic and useless.


36 posted on 07/09/2010 2:35:42 AM PDT by chilltherats (First, kill all the lawyers (now that they ARE the tyrants).......)
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To: heiss

Carly’s not all I’d like her to be, but in comparison to Boxer, she’s a real good start. I think she would mostly be a pretty good senator - or at least a huge improvement.


37 posted on 07/09/2010 2:37:44 AM PDT by chilltherats (First, kill all the lawyers (now that they ARE the tyrants).......)
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To: SeekAndFind

Conservative Californians who stay home because Fiorina is a RINO is the same type who stayed home in 2008 because McQueeg was a RINO and thus gave us Obummer, which begat Sotomayor and probably Kagan and this lovely Economy and the Gulf Oil Spill.....and the list goes on.


38 posted on 07/09/2010 4:14:17 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: County Agent Hank Kimball

Bingo, make them spend $$$$ in Cali.


39 posted on 07/09/2010 5:44:57 AM PDT by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: napscoordinator
I've been back and forth on this issue as long as I have been on FR.

There are GOP'ers that I consider beyond the pale as RINOs (McCain, Huckabee, Romney) and there are GOP'ers who I endorse that other Freepers consider to be RINOs (Barbour, Daniels).

I don't believe that there is a single GOP elected official in this country for whom some Freeper can't concoct a reason to call them a RINO.

So on balance my opinion is that we have to hold national candidates, and candidates in solidly red states (that means YOU, Lindsey) to higher standards.

For GOP candidates in solidly liberal enclaves the best we can hope is that they don't completely screw the pooch.

40 posted on 07/09/2010 6:36:17 AM PDT by Notary Sojac (I've been ionized, but I'm okay now.)
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To: Vaquero
I think the best rule of thumb is "Do you think voting for this person will move the country in the right direction?"

For example, let's postulate that America's regulatory/tax/judicial system is 70% leftist as of today. And let's also postulate that the Rats want to move it to 99%.

Given the choice of three GOP candidates:

Candidate JMc will compromise by moving the system to "only" 75% leftist, and is easily electable

Candidate MD will move the country back to 67% leftist, and is electable with some work

Candidate AK will move the country back to 0% leftist, but is completely unelectable

---I vote for Candidate MD in the primary every time.

41 posted on 07/09/2010 6:45:16 AM PDT by Notary Sojac (I've been ionized, but I'm okay now.)
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To: heiss

“I doubt her chances, given ACORN operations,”

Keep this point in mind. Considering the 0 response to the obvious voter intimidation in Philly where charges were filed and dropped, ACORN can cause a false vote for -D’s and NOTHING will happen,

I expect -D’s to gain seats!


42 posted on 07/09/2010 6:59:21 AM PDT by chooseascreennamepat
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To: Notary Sojac
-—I vote for Candidate MD in the primary every time.

I'm not talking about the primaries.(by the time the primaries got to my state it was either McQueeg or Mittens....or no choice at all)

I'm talking about the general election...by then the only candidate that wasn't a card carrying Marxist/Stalinist, lost, for a large part because certain conservatives stayed home in order to cut of their group nose to spite their collective faces...

43 posted on 07/09/2010 7:09:03 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Vaquero
The mistake I often see here on FR is to assume:

Consensus of Freeper Opinion = Consensus of Center-to-Right Opinion in America at Large

There are millions of Americans out there who have no problem at all with a Romney or Huckabee.

If such a candidate wins the nomination (helped by the front-loaded GOP primary system with crossover voting in purple states)

... all of FR will be looking at itself a la Pauline Kael's apocryphal 1972 comment about Nixon...."How could Romney have won the nomination? Nobody I knew voted for him!!"

44 posted on 07/09/2010 7:26:57 AM PDT by Notary Sojac (I've been ionized, but I'm okay now.)
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To: Tzimisce

I would love to hear a news person address her as ‘ma’am’ or ‘former Senator’.


45 posted on 07/09/2010 8:13:50 AM PDT by thethirddegree
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To: Notary Sojac

first of all who is MD???

now about the primary system.

it looks like it needs a major overhaul.

I had no choice of people like Duncan Hunter or Fred Thompson when the primary season hit NY State...they were gone by that time...even NYs own RINO Rudy was not available by the time we got our primary....

first off we need all primaries on the same day...like the general election. next...eliminate those archaeic Caucuses (cauci?) and last as you put so well, the whole purple state thing where anyone can vote in a primary even if you are not registered with the party being voted on.

the problem with changing any of these things is the states rights issues....so I do not see these changing any time soon.


46 posted on 07/09/2010 8:37:09 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: red flanker
In the primaries, vote for the very best candidate. In the general, vote against the very worst candidate.

Seems to me the choice is pretty clear in November.
47 posted on 07/09/2010 8:54:16 AM PDT by RightOnTheLeftCoast (Obama: running for re-election in '12 or running for Mahdi now? [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahdi])
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To: Vaquero

That would be Mitch Daniels. And if you, unlike me, think he would take America further down the socialist path, go ahead and fire away....


48 posted on 07/09/2010 8:54:41 AM PDT by Notary Sojac (I've been ionized, but I'm okay now.)
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To: RightOnTheLeftCoast
In the primaries, vote for the very best candidate.

Since you have been on FR a lot longer than I, you are well aware that there are -enormous- differences of opinion on who that "best" candidate is.

Not to mention the question posted above, what happens when my primary comes around and only McCain and Romney are left in the race?

49 posted on 07/09/2010 9:00:04 AM PDT by Notary Sojac (I've been ionized, but I'm okay now.)
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To: Notary Sojac
Mitch Daniels?..... I googled 2008 republican candidates and did not get that name.

I didnt know who he was till I googled his name....

he is not on the radar at this time except amongst a small minority

sounds like he needs some exposure...which was the whole Duncan Hunter problem.

although I heard of him, nobody, but nobody I new personally knew who he was....but everyone knew who Fred Dalton Thompson was.

so there is a Ronald Reagan name recognition thing that is important to getting people elected .....I am thinking that was the reason that Hillary and the Messiah were the dem, candidates....zer0bama having been lauded by the media ever since he gave the keynote address at the Dhimmicrat Convention back in 2004 fixed him in the American consciousness....

I am not saying it is right...just saying it is what it is.

50 posted on 07/09/2010 9:33:24 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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