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CA: 47% Boxer, 44% Fiorina (Field 6/22-7/5)

Topics: California , poll

Field Poll
6/22-7/5/10; 1,005 likely voters, 3.2% margin of error
1,390 registered voters, 2.8% margin of error (for Boxer approval)
Mode: Live telephone interviews
(Field release)

California

2010 Senate
47% Boxer (D), 44% Fiorina (R) (chart)

Favorable / Unfavorable
Barbara Boxer: 41 / 52 (chart)
Carly Fiorina: 34 / 29

Job Approval / Disapproval
Sen. Boxer: 42 / 43 (chart)

 

Comments
Sean Murphy:

41/52 fav/unfav rating for Boxer not looking good for her.

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tjampel:

It's very odd to have favorable ratings like that and be even on Job Approval. Voters don't like her but think she's doing a decent job?

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Paleo:

Boxer has never had great numbers. She could have, like Feinstein's, but she stands up for principle more than corporate Dem Diane. This is a tough race, but Dems in California tend to outperform the polls come election day.

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melvin:

Forina came out against the Arz law,its going to kill her in the General,because 95% of the people who voted for her in the primary favors the Arz law.Why would Calif want this woman who almost bankrupted HP.Do the Republicans remember this woman told a reporter 2 years ago Sarah Palin cannot run a Corporation,well i got news for you Carley'you cant run a State.

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Farleftandproud:

This is not a race to take lightly. For California active Democrats this race will be more imporante than 2008. Fiorina unlike Whitman is not moderate and at least until last month had a platform that was about the same as Santorum. I read the fine print on her stand on gay rights and abortion; no civil unions and no abortion in cases of rape or the health of the mother. These are good selling points in Missouri or Kentucky maybe, but in California it won't work. I don't think Fiorina has been critiqued enough, and once she is revealed, Barbara Boxer will win despite her ridiculous hairdo....lol

Perhaps she has flip flopped and moderated her issues.

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Farleftandproud:

Melvin why are American voters so impatient? Talk about fairweather friends; too many voters fail to understand all the issues. Bush was percieved as a failure two years ago and now that Obama has had to pick up the pieces and fight an additional war in Afghanistan, as well as delivering on a campaign health care reform promise. The voters knew that passing health reform wasn't going to come with a price, yet so many people were duped into thinking it is something bad, and would rather be fleeced by big insurance companies robbing us blind.

I think a lot of the uninformed decisions that the voters make is due to a weak education system which lags behind every major industrialized country.

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lat:

Wow! Sharon Angle really is an absolute lunatic! She was just quoted as saying that a tennage girl who gets raped by her father "Should know that 2 wrongs don't make it right and that they should make lemons out of lemonade" (this is regarding her stance on abortion).

Stillow,

I highly suggest you find another candidate against Harry Reid this woman is nuts.

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lat:

Excuse me I meant to say "Lemonade out of lemons"

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Poll Troll:

BOXER IS DOOMED. Obama is the kiss of death.

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Field Marshal:

Farleft,

Boxer has been in the seat for 17 years. She has had her chance to fix problems but all she has done is shown the voters of California what a nut she is.

I would also agree that a lot of the uninformed decisions are due to a terrible educational system. You can thank democrats and teachers unions for those outcomes. And the misinformation is mostly by Dem voters such as yourself. I mean, to believe that the HCR will lower the deficit and improve health care in this country, you would have an IQ hovering in Pelosi territory.

And where did all this junk about Fiorina almost bankrupting HP. Obviously some libie claimed this which was then retorted by the Obamabots without even checking it once. You would see that revenues increased at HP in all years she was there but 1 with net income increasing in all but 2 years. Do your homework people! Don't listen to Olberman, Maddow, Williams, and the other dolts. Its rotting your brain.

All Fiorina needs to do is make this race about Boxer and her failed Washington policies and she will win this race.

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Stillow:

Has Boxer hit 50 in any reliable poll yet? If not, she is probably toast.

lat - My poor misguided freind, you still do not understand politics. i posted on here just last week a poll by the local CBS station who polled just NV-03 which is half of clark county where all the vote it. angle lead with 53-44. Reid's support is capped at 44/45 percent. Also in that same poll Heck was trouncing titus...so that seat will be a sure GOP pickup. angle will also win Northern NV as republicans always do. That means the only way Reid can win is to get almost 75 percent of the vote in Las Vegas to give him a narrrow one or two pint lead. It ain't gonna happen.

I've told you before, people are not voting for angle, they are voting against Reid. There is no poll hwere he gets over 45 percent. He will lose because people are voting against him and not for angle. Reid has NO support above 45 percent...there is no way he can win unless a 3rd party guygets into the race to shave poitns away from Angle....if that doesn't happen, Reid loses simply because hs is Reid.

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Farleftandproud:

"Field Marshal:
Farleft,

Boxer has been in the seat for 17 years. She has had her chance to fix problems but all she has done is shown the voters of California what a nut she is. "

"All Fiorina needs to do is make this race about Boxer and her failed Washington policies and she will win this race. "

If you were talking about Blunt, Ayotte or Toomey, I may agree with you. I think they just may pull this off, but California is a state that has pretty good turnout on election day and has early voting. The polls are likely voters and I remember Bush was within 10 points in CA a few times back in 2004, and he lost by close to 20.

The Non-white population is about 50 percent and even if they make up 35 percent of the electorate, there are enough places in the Bay area who would not vote for anyone as right wing as Fiorina. Whitman may win, but not Fiorina.

She also had no elected experience and was fired from her corporation. If she can't run a corporation, how can she be a leader of a state?

As for Olbermann his journalism reported the long lines of the uninsured who were not lazy bums waiting for their free clinics. Olbermann raised a lot of money for these clinics. It was sad the see these people being interviewed. They are not welfare cases which many conservatives like to think they are.

Maddow has spent this week in Afghanistan, showing how bad the terrain is for fighting and it is obvious that strategically it would be impossible to win a war there. If our country could reduce the Defense pet projects, we could reduce the deficit. The other thing is for Obama to roll back the Bush tax cuts. We can lower the deficit and save money.

The GOP will ultamately lose every argument in the course of history on our recent deficit. They got us into this mess, and I see one alternative and that is to use James Bond style intelligence in fighting terrorism, but putting our men on the front lines in a country where victory is impossible, is the wrong thing to do.

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TeaPartyRules:

At the risk of sounding redundant, another Palin general is about 100 days out from taking office.

BTW....Chris Mathews just agreed with me that Sarah Palin will be the next POTUS. God Bless America!

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Field Marshal:

farleft,

Not having elected experience is a plus for her in this election. Secondly, Boxer has never been anything but a politician. If Fiorina hammers her non-stop on that- that she has no experience in anything in the real world and yet makes laws dictating what people in the real world must do, then she can win.

Olbermann is a hack and is no where near a "journalist." Maddow is right up there with him. All 4 people that watch those shows are rotting their brains.

Cutting Defense is just one area we need to cut in order to cut the deficit. I'm all for Obama rolling back the Bush tax cuts hampering the economy further. It will wake people to his and the Dems' failed policies.

The GOP will ultamately [sic] lose every argument in the course of history on our recent deficit.

How so? This is your opinion. Economics rarely side with the democrats' vision of economic policy. And the GOP getting us into this mess? Please. Obviously that is biased ideological blindness talking.

If you compare our financial system to that of Canada's, you would see they are very similar except one stark difference, Canada has no version of Fannie and Freddie, the FHA, or the CRA. They only have 6 big banks with few community banks. So the notion that the GOP or the BIG banks caused this is beyond dumb.

The government caused this by setting the stage for the crisis. Dumb borrowers and dumb bankers then exacerbated the problem.

Don't look now but Fannie and Freddie's total cost is now over $1.2 trillion and climbing fast. Already 4 times the TARP bailout. And all but one bank paid back the TARP with interest. Do you think Fannie and Freddie will pay back the American taxpayer at all let alone with interest?

Government: they can take your average problem and amplify it by 100 easily through their incompetence.

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Stillow:

farleft

farlef
"The GOP will ultamately lose every argument in the course of history on our recent deficit. They got us into this mess"

You know what scares the hell out of me, is that people like you really truly beleive that stuff. Ignorance like yours may very well be our undoing in this country.

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Farleftandproud:

Canada also doesn't have all the millions of lobbyists we have. They have short inexpensive elections, similar to Great Britain. The campaign season is 6 months rather than sometimes 4 years like it is in America.

Canada also has something that conservatives would like? No anti-trust federal laws. There are some provincial laws, however competition in many industries has worked out well. The National health care system started in Canada back in the 1960's before Insurance companies realized they could become billionaires in America, sucking people dry.

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Farleftandproud:

Well the answer is simple. We had a surplus under Bill Clinton, and that surplus turned into a deficit with the Iraq war. Conservatives have to admit this fact is true and stop saying it is Obama's fault.

That isn't to say that Obama has to reduce the deficit and will be held accountable if he fails to do so.

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Field Marshal:

Actually, the Iraq AND afghan wars accounted for less than a quarter of the drop in the budget surplus. The drop in the economy was the main contributor which was happening before Bush took office.

Do you really believe that insurance companies are "sucking people dry?" I mean, than aren't life insurance companies doing the same? What about gas stations? Or how about Walmart? What about the supermarket? Do you think they are sucking us dry?

More left-wing stupid hyperbole.

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lat:

Hey Stillow,

How about those briilant comments by your heroine Sharon Angle?

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Xenobion:

Fiorina was the worst candidate to choose. One flip into the booklet of her past and she's no better than Boxer. She's never accomplished much. Sunk HP back when their computers were as bad as Compaq Presarios.

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Stillow:

I think its safe to say when the libs like farleft and X are out saying Fiorina is a bad candidate, then she is probably a good pick for the GOP. The lefties are nervous about CA....a state that should never be in play.....and after watching the lefties make excuse after excuse to try and explain away what happened in MA, CA is ripe for the pickens.

Gonna be a lot of lefties with bags over there heads come thsi Nov. when they lose races they thought they owuld never lose.

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Field Marshal:

I agree Stillow. I mean, the fact that they are criticizing Fiorina's experience when Boxer has NONE is quite comical.

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Xenobion:

I not really a liberal as much as you'd want to brandish me as one to fall into your strawman argument Stillow.

I call a spade a spade. Fiorina is a political dunce and a failed business woman. I don't hate Boxer enough to move in a failure to the office when Boxer has acted as a golden goose for her state. CA has always been in play, it's elected a Republican Gov several times.

I naturally don't disparage Whitman which is really a moot candidate vs. Brown... HOW LIBERAL OF ME! Fiorina is just needs to be put out to pasture. Am I allowed to recognize Fiorina's failings and not be brandished a liberal? I wouldn't put it past you Stillow to allow me such the pleasure.

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StatyPolly:

tj,

"It's very odd to have favorable ratings like that and be even on Job Approval. Voters don't like her but think she's doing a decent job?"

Actually, I it does make sense. It's a liberal constituency, so they do agree with her votes, but on the other hand, people even in this wacky state are getting fed up with her abrasive and arrogant behavior. I can even sense it from the local tv news anchors. So, agree on policy, but don't like personally makes sense.

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Stillow:

X - Not a liberal huh? Maybe you can poitn to one sexample of where you have criticized Obama or his liberal policies? Perhaps an instance where you break with your liberal Dem party? i don't recall a single comment where you have not been lock-step in line with the libs in your party. Its easy to call a duck a duck when all it does is go quack quack.

Every thead on here and I have never seen you write anything other than full support for Obama and liberal policies...and you slam the GOP every day on all issues.

So spare us the I am not a liberal thing, it gets old.

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Stillow:
Perhaps X is seeking his inner conservative?
As a Baptist, I believe in rejoicing for every sinner who is saved, no matter how often they stumble and fall along their path to grace.

I understand your impatience if you think he is doing a David Gergen and claiming to be a conservative whose criticisms of conservatives should be given greater weight because, even he, a conservative, makes them.

However, if X simply objects to be called a liberal, why not oblige him?

"Hate the sin, not the sinner."

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tjampel:

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"Hate the sin, not the sinner."

Amen

[I realize you may not have meant this in the context that I'm about to extemporize on but...bear with me a bit if you will; otherwise, have a nice night.]

Unfortunately this isn't the way politicians and people passionate about politics talk to and at each other. They talk about the other side being fascist (if on the left) or unamerican if on the right. These are fighting words and they tend to lead to fights and anger directed towards people, not policy.

A great Indian Buddhist scholar said something similar about 1300 years ago. He said we should hate not the person who acts in an evil way but, rather, the intense suffering that would cause them to do something which Buddhists believe will just come back to smash them in the future anyway, let alone cause another to suffer now.

We may need to do something about such people. Put them in jail or, in the case of policy issues to vote someone out of office, or, if attacked to defend the country by violent means, if necessary, but there's no reason to hate any person.

Hate perpetuates more hate, makes it easier to transfer the hate from a seemingly deserving object (a terrorist) to a more generic one (a Republican or Dem). Hatred of another is a learned behavior; babies don't hate anyone at birth no matter how uncontrollable they may seem. Hate, once learned, becomes a kind of habit energy, part of the way our mind and body react to people who commit actions and make statements we don't like.

We really need to concentrate on loving all our neighbors, rather than only some of them, as Jesus taught us to do....tough love is fine, but the underlying emotion should be one which seeks to bring about happiness ultimately.

I've been guilty of feeling hatred towards people on this site. I have absolutely nothing to show except feeling stressed and physically ill at times and possibly making others uncomfortable as well. I doubt that has a positive effect on them (and certainly not me...I'll just die earlier) long term....it's a lose lose situation.

Maybe when you've come close to death or have seen your loved ones get sick and die you come to realize this. Life's too precious to get angry at anyone or thing except the suffering and negative emotions we and others have to endure, and which we should wish to eradicate. If we can dedicate ourselves to focusing on what's really important I believe that we can improve the degree of happiness in both our own lives and the lives of others.

OK....a complete digression but your words inspired me for a few moments.


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Stillow:

Seg - Well I guess I could...but its simply easier to identify the opposition for what it is...it helsp to generalize the arguments I make on here.

Its tough to claim your not a liberal when every post you make is in line with the liberal agenda and talking points. I have no issue with calling a spade a spade when its true.

For all the loonyness that comes from libs like melvin and farleft, you have to give them credit, they are proud liberals not afraid to admit who they are and what they beleive in....for people like X who are clearly liberal based on their commentary who keep dneying they are such....I guess it just boils down to a case of self lothing, which I have found to be quite common among liberals. Perhaps that is why they are so angry all the time.

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Farleftandproud:

Fiorina is a modified version of Sharon Angle with a lot more money but from a more liberal state. She modified her web site after she was the nominee. Some of her views on immigration, marjuana legalization and abortion being criminalized were very apparent on her web site. This was quite a contrast to her primary opponent Campbell who sounded more like a Vermont style Republican.

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