The Institute of Governmental Studies at the University of California at Berkeley (4/16-22; 1,738 CA likely voters responding to an online survey) tested the California electorate and found a surprising result. While Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D) only captured 28% support when all 32 qualified candidates were listed on the survey questionnaire, as they will be on the official ballot, movement occurred from at least one down ballot candidate.
The second place finisher was former state Senate President Pro Tempore Kevin de Leon (D-Los Angeles) as expected, but at only 11%. The individual in third place, however, coming from the lower tier of candidates and trailing de Leon by just one percentage point, is Republican James Bradley who is running on an “America First” platform and against the sanctuary cities concept. This poll’s online nature suggests a very high error factor. Considering that Bradley has little money in this most expensive of political states, it remains highly probable that the jungle primary sends Sen. Feinstein and state Sen. de Leon to the general election.
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