The Public Policy Institute of California went into the field again with a major statewide survey (3/4-13; 1,706 CA adults) to test residents’ attitudes about issues and candidates. Looking at their new US Senate data, it is clear that the state is again headed for a double-Democratic general election. According to the jungle primary question, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D) leads state Senate President Kevin de Leon (D-Los Angeles) by a 42-16% margin with no prominent Republican candidate on the ballot.
Sen. Feinstein leads among all groups, and surprisingly her margin with Hispanics (41-22%) is about the same as her advantage among white voters (39-15%), considering that she is opposing a significant Hispanic political leader. Not surprisingly, seeing no candidate of their own to support, 71% of surveyed Republicans are undecided. Of those who did made a choice, Sen. Feinstein was getting their support in a 15-11% split.
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