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Whitman and Fiorina pulling away in California's Republican Gubernatorial and Senate races
With less than a week before California’s primary election, a recent bipartisan poll for Capitol Weekly conducted by Probolsky Research and Tulchin Research reveals emerging trends for Election Day. In the race for Governor, the Republican side shows Business Executive Meg Whitman widening her lead against Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner. The Senate race has former HP Exec Carly Fiorina leading former legislator Tom Campbell and Tea Party candidate Chuck DeVore. Capitol Weekly reports:
Former eBay executive Meg Whitman holds a commanding lead over Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner in the June 8 Republican gubernatorial primary. In the GOP Senate primary, former HP President P HP Carly Fiorina has pulled away from rival Tom Campbell, according to the latest Capitol Weekly/Probolsky Research tracking poll.
Whitman, a billionaire, led Poizner 48.4 percent to 19.9 percent, while Fiorina led Campbell 36.5 percent to 22 percent. When those who are “leaning toward” either candidate are included, Whitman leads Poizner by 54.4 percent to 24 percent, while Fiorina leads Campbell by 40 percent to 24.5 percent. Republican Senate contender Chuck DeVore remained in a distant third with 12 points.
Read the full story at Capitol Weekly and view the full results of the survey.