A new Public Policy Institute of California survey suggests that a politically weakened Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D) will be re-elected in less than two weeks. According to the PPIC poll (10/12-21; 1,700 CA adults; 989 CA likely voters), Sen. Feinstein continues to lead state Sen. Kevin de Leon (D-Los Angeles) by a 43-27% count.
The new survey shows virtually the same margin that was detected in September. Again, Sen. Feinstein is far away from 50%, but de Leon has no ability to catch her. Short on funding in one of the most expensive places to run, the former state Senate President will not make a credible closing run. If a strong opponent had entered the race, it is clear that Sen. Feinstein is weak enough where she could have easily fallen into a toss-up contest.
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