Thursday, August 12, 2010

Carly Fiorina Leads Barbara Boxer by 5 Points: Jerry Brown Meg Whitman in Dead Heat

Carly Fiorina, a California Republican has a 5 point lead over incumbent and far-left Progressive Senator Barbara Boxer. The same CBS5 poll shows Meg Whitman in a dead heat race with Jerry Brown for California governor.

Carly Fiorina and Barbara Boxer
From CBS5:
The CBS 5 poll, conducted by the research firm SurveyUSA, showed Fiorina edging Boxer 47 percent to 42 percent, compared to a CBS 5 poll one month ago showing Fiorina over Boxer 47 to 45 percent.
The poll results indicated Fiorina's support was essentially unchanged among men and women, young and old, white and Hispanic while Boxer had lost small ground among men, younger voters, and independents. 
The poll also showed Fiorina tripling her lead in the Central Valley, from seven points one month ago to 21 points in this latest poll. 
Meanwhile, the CBS 5 poll has gubernatorial candidates Whitman and Brown at 44 and 43 percent, respectively, effectively even within the poll's 4.1 percent error margin. Compared to a CBS 5 poll one month ago, Whitman is down two percent, while, Brown is up four percent. 
According to the pollsters, Brown gained ground among women over the past month, while Whitman leads among men. More Democrats have also moved toward Brown over the past month; 74 percent of Democrats voted for Brown versus 64 percent in the previous poll. 78 percent of Republicans vote for Whitman, unchanged from last month. 
A note about Barbara Boxer: As a Senator and a the chair of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee did an astonishing thing, broke a written committee rule, and passed a cap and trade bill out of committee:
[Jim] Inhofe (R-OK) said this action by Boxer (D-CA) is "history-making...has never been done before" and is "unprecedented."
According to Inhofe, who is the ranking committee minority member, a bill should have two minority party (Republican) members present, before a bill can leave committee and be sent to the Senate floor. The Washington Post reported, before Boxer's action, that she was considering using "a simple majority" which would not require the presence of the minority.
So, a bill got out of committee without the the quorum necessary. It was blatant. It was fraud on the American people. Let's put Carly Fiorina in the Senate and send Babs Boxer home.

by Maggie at Maggie's Notebook

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