Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Campbell Closing In on Boxer

By Robert Gammon
Tue, Mar 16, 2010 at 11:41 AM

Republican US Senate candidate Tom Campbell is now just two percentage points behind Democratic incumbent Barbara Boxer, according to a new poll. However, pollster Rasmussen, who conducted the survey, tends to lean more Republican than most other polls. The poll shows the liberal Boxer leading the moderate Campbell 43 to 41 percent, which Rasmussen is calling a statistical dead heat. About 10 percent of likely voters reported being undecided.

The two-point differential is down from four-point gap that Rasmussen reported last month. Last week, a poll by Research 2000, which tends to lean Democratic, had Boxer leading Campbell by four points as well. In the most recent Rasmussen poll, Boxer also is leading both of the other GOP candidates, Carly Fiorina and Chuck DeVore, by six points.

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