Richardson Campaign Says Poll Shows She Leads All Other Candidates...But We Notice "Don't Know" Leads All Candidates In June 5-7 Telephone Survey Of Likely Voters
(June 10, 2007) -- Assemblywoman Laura Richardson's Congressional campaign says a recent poll by Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin & Associates shows Richardson leading Sen. Jenny Oropeza (D., southbay) 25% to 16% (a "two-to-one margin" the Richardson capaign points out in a release).
But we noticed that the top response in the June 5-7 telephone survey of 400 likely 37th district voters was "Don't Know."
|Laura Richardson (D)||25%|
|Jenny Oropeza (D)||16%|
|Valerie McDonald (D)||7%|
|John M. Kanaley (R)||5%|
|Ed Wilson (D)||2%|
|Teri Ramirez (R)||2%|
|Other Party Candidates||1%|
[Table by LBReport.com based on data in Richardson release]
The campaign said its survey showed Assemblywoman Richardson leads "among both men and women, homeowners and renters, and among all age groups" and with all racial groups except Latinos, where she trails Sen. Oropeza by seven points.
The 37th Congressional district (drawn by Sacramento Democrats in 2001) includes roughly 80% of LB. To view a District map, click here (2.1 MB pdf)
A special election to succeed the late Congresswoman Juanita Millender-McDonald (D., Carson-LB) will take place June 26. If no candidate in the 17-candidate field (11 Dems, 4 Repubs, 1 Green, 1 Libertarian) receives over 50% of the vote, the top vote drawing candidate from each party will advance to an August 21 runoff.
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