Skip to comments.SIMON LEADS DAVIS BY SEVEN!
Posted on 03/16/2002 6:15:13 PM PST by dalereed
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FROM: Russo Marsh + Rogers, Inc.
RE: Simon Solidly Ahead of Davis in New California Poll
DATE: March 16, 2002
SIMON LEADS DAVIS BY SEVEN!
48% - 41%
SACRAMENTO - A recent statewide poll conducted by the nationally recognized political polling firm, Public Opinion Strategies Inc. (POS), reveals that businessman and charity leader Bill Simon leads Gray Davis 48% to 41%.
The poll results reveal that Gray Davis is extremely vulnerable in his re-election campaign, and California voters are looking to a new leader like Bill Simon to rescue the state from the litany of crises that have exploded on Davis' watch.
Simon Leads Davis Among Both Women and Men
Despite false claims by the Davis campaign that Simon would have a difficult time attracting support from female voters, Simon actually leads Davis among women by a 46%-43% margin. Among men Davis is especially weak. Simon receives support from a majority of men (51%) while only 39% of men support the troubled incumbent Governor.
Democrats Remain Lukewarm Towards Davis - Republicans Solidly Behind Simon
Davis' failures as Governor have been so pronounced that he has a difficult time retaining the support of even registered Democrats. While 81% of Republicans support Simon, Davis receives the support of merely 63% of Democrats.
This point is even more strongly underscored by the intensity of support the two candidates receive. 71% of Republicans strongly support Simon while only 48% of Democrats strongly support Davis.
Simon Lead Over Davis Extends Throughout the State - Including Los Angeles
Just as Bill Simon's lead over Davis extends across numerous demographics, Simon's support similarly is not limited to a specific region in the state. Simon leads in every media market of the state except San Francisco. Among the major media markets Simon's lead is dramatic.
SIMON- DAVIS Ballot by Major Media Market
SAN DIEGO SIMON 57% DAVIS 33%
SACRAMENTO SIMON 52% DAVIS 34%
LOS ANGELES SIMON 49% DAVIS 40%
SAN FRANCISCO SIMON 38% DAVIS 54%
Davis Viewed Unfavorably By 50% of California Voters
After mishandling the state's education policies, energy crisis and budget and fiscal problems, California voters have formed a seriously negative view of Gray Davis. One out of every two voters (50%) views Gray Davis in an unfavorable light.
Meanwhile, almost half of all voters (45%) have a favorable view of Bill Simon, only 42% of voters have a favorable view of Davis.
Davis Failures and Unfavorable Image Lead Voters to Look for Someone New
Davis image problems and poor job performance have resulted in only 36% of voters expressing a desire to re-elect him. A startling 55% of voters said "a new person should be elected Governor of California." Historically when such a number is higher than 50%, it has foreshadowed a resounding defeat for the incumbent on Election Day.
Primary Campaign Perfectly Positioned Simon for General Election Victory
Simon campaign chief strategist, Sal Russo, said, "the primary election campaign which focused on Bill Simon as the candidate of ideas has resonated well with California voters. While Gray Davis is focused on blaming everybody else for his failed leaderships, voters are responding to Bill Simon's message of ideas for solving California's problems."
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However, polls don't mean that much. It comes down to TURNOUT.
Uh-oh. Now I'm worried.
"Vote for Simon, he's not isane!"
Small flaw. Not too much surplus left in the state treasury. And the oil companies have other markets for their products, outside of California.
Is Gray Davis deranged, or does he take pills to remain so willfully uninformed?
We here in Illinois have some work of our own to do. One lying Incumbent RINO on the way out the door, working very hard to replace him with a Conservative.
Tuesday is primary day here in Illinois. Keeping my fingers crossed...
I hope that the democrats don't pull one of their nasty tricks and place a bunch of hot button issues on the ballot in order to generate democrat turnout. They have pulled it in the past.
Now let's not let up. It's going to be a fight to the finish.
We want the gray out! But the polls haven't determined anything just yet.
One thing that i've noticed is that to date I haven't seen one Simon or Davis bumper sticker (except on my pickup and my wifes car) and I drive 500-600 miles a week at all times of the day.
That's going to be MY bumper sticker.
This time last month, the liberal jerks in the media had already decided, on behalf of all Republicans, in fact for the Republicans' own good, that the "correct" candidate for the GOP to nominate -- if it wanted to have even a chance -- was Riordan. As far as the California media domeheads were concerned, there wasn't anyone else in the race. This Simon guy was just some right-wing kookburger that those marginalized conservatives in the GOP hoped to score a primary upset with, but he didn't have a chance, and if did he win by some fluke, Davis would dispatch him with a flick of the wrist.
And now this.
Bwaa Ha Ha!