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Merlin on the new PPP California Governor and Senate Races…….

Hi Dog!

A new Poll from the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) finds the General Election Races for Governor & Senate closer than the Field Poll from last week. As time goes on this could get interesting in the Golden State.

PPIC Survey

California Governor 2010

Republican Primary

Former eBay CEO Meg Whitman  41 %
State Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner  11 %
Others  4 %
Undecided  44 %

General Election

Attorney General Jerry Brown (D)  41 %
Former eBay CEO Meg Whitman (R)  36 %
Undecided  23 %

Attorney General Jerry Brown (D)  44 %
State Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner (R)  29 %
Undecided  27 %

California Senate 2010

Republican Primary

Former Rep. Tom Campbell  27 %
Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina  16 %
Assemblyman Chuck DeVore  8 %
Others  1 %
Undecided  44 %

Note: Campbell’s Entry has really transformed this Primary Race. This is the second Poll showing Campbell ahead of Fiorina. She now isn’t the odds on Favourite to win the Primary anymore.

General Election

Incumbent Senator Barbara Boxer (D)  45 %
Former Rep. Tom Campbell (R)  41 %
Undecided  14 %

Incumbent Senator Barbara Boxer (D)  48 %
Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina (R)  40 %
Undecided  12 %

Incumbent Senator Barbara Boxer (D)  47 %
Assemblyman Chuck DeVore (R)  39 %
Undecided  14 %

Full Results can be found here:

http://www.ppic.org/content/pubs/survey/S_110MBS.pdf

Merlin’s Thoughts:

It’s definitely interesting in the Golden State. Who have thought Republicans would be competitive in California a year ago. All of the sudden Brown & Boxer find themselves in close Races. They both need to work for it this time otherwise they’ll lose.

Merlin

He, he, he….The Dog isn’t surprised…..After all they do have a Republican governor….Don’t they?
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January 28, 2010 - Posted by | Breaking News, Government, Media, Men, PoliticalDogs Merlin, Politics, Polls, Updates, Women | , , , ,

19 Comments »

  1. I never thought Campbell could give Boxer a serious run. I’m pleasantly surprised about this.

    Comment by Merlin | January 28, 2010 | Reply

  2. Not me….remember back a little bit I took jabs at her?

    ‘Call me senator…General.’……that Boxer……

    a bit arrogant……this is not a good time to be that way….

    Comment by jamesb101 | January 28, 2010 | Reply

  3. I also never thought that Whitman would be in striking Distance of Brown after all the shit she did with eBay.

    Comment by Merlin | January 28, 2010 | Reply

    • Jerry is a known product…and comfortable….if not a bit off the deep end…..he, he, he

      Comment by jamesb101 | January 28, 2010 | Reply

  4. Merlin, CALM DOWN.

    Jerry Brown IS the 39th Governor of California in November (he wins by 12 points, 56-44) and win re-election in 2014 to a 4th term in the California Governor’s Mansion.

    Babs Boxer may very well CHOKE, but the down-ballot Democrats will sweep the other statewide offices including taking back the Insurance Commissioner’s office.

    Comment by Conservative Democrat | January 28, 2010 | Reply

  5. James B, Arnold is UNPOPULAR and very toxic for any GOP candidate running statewide, so this will play a factor.

    Comment by Conservative Democrat | January 28, 2010 | Reply

    • agreed…but if you know the state…the northern part of the state is not as democratic leaning as the south……..

      Comment by jamesb101 | January 28, 2010 | Reply

      • Actually, the real split is urban/coastal (more liberal) vs. rural/inland (conservative). North of Mendocino, you’re pretty much dealing with Oregon politics. CA is a very diverse state, probably THE most diverse state.

        Comment by marv | January 29, 2010

  6. James B, Brown is from the San Francisco area (No. California) and the state’s two US Senators hail from Northern California.

    Comment by Conservative Democrat | January 28, 2010 | Reply

    • that’s why the were elected…moderation…in the party…..

      Comment by jamesb101 | January 28, 2010 | Reply

  7. James B, I think the overreaching by liberal CA Democrat is why lifetime term limits were put in place to clean house everywhere back in 1990.

    Comment by Conservative Democrat | January 28, 2010 | Reply

    • I do not believe in term limits…if you don’t the people have the people vote them out……

      Comment by jamesb101 | January 28, 2010 | Reply

  8. I meant to say liberal CA Democrats who overreached including the notoriously controversial former State Assembly Speaker Willie Brown, whose 14 years in power was another factor why CA has lifetime term limits.

    Comment by Conservative Democrat | January 28, 2010 | Reply

  9. Let’s see, 44% of Republicans undecided in the Whitman vs. Poizner matchup, but only 23% of all polled are undecided on Brown vs. Whitman. I suspect this pro-choice Republican vs. pro-choice Republican problem is creating some disgruntlement with the base. It looks like more of the undecideds are Republicans. Will a Tea Party candidate emerge?

    Brown has not started campaigning yet (not even declared), and Poizner has not yet run TV or radio ads.

    Comment by marv | January 28, 2010 | Reply

    • I have made your point here several times to Merlin……the GOP is split at this time…while there has been a move to the right…I said earlier today in order for some of the Republican’s to win in Democratic districts ……they must moderate their views…

      Comment by jamesb101 | January 28, 2010 | Reply

      • Most conservatives are pro-2nd amendment, and pro-life, and feel pretty strongly about both. Asking them to moderate their views just so they will elect a Republican is like asking a committed environmentalist to support a Democrat who wants to deregulate industrial pollution.

        Comment by marv | January 29, 2010

  10. i see your point……strong convictions, huh?

    Comment by jamesb101 | January 29, 2010 | Reply

  11. still there are going to be moderates in the party…no doubt….

    Comment by jamesb101 | January 29, 2010 | Reply

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