A new independent Monmouth University poll (9/13-16; 402 CA-39 likely voters) is forecasting Republican former state Assemblywoman Young Kim to a new double-digit lead over retired Naval officer and lottery winner Gil Cisneros (D). According to the Monmouth result, Ms. Kim now has a strong 51-41% lead for retiring Rep. Ed Royce’s (R-Yorba Linda/ Fullerton) seat. Previously, the race had been considered to be languishing in the toss-up category.
Heavy outside organization media attacks against Cisneros are largely responsible for the status change. Mr. Cisneros is being accused of sexual harassment by a Democratic former state Assembly candidate, which is being referenced in ads. Additionally, the Congressional Leadership Fund is pounding him for investing in companies that do business with Iran, and others that evaded paying taxes.
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