California Counts Poll: Big Leads for Kamala Harris, Yes on 64
California Attorney General Kamala Harris continues to hold a big lead in the state’s open U.S. Senate race over congresswoman Loretta Sanchez. More than half of respondents, 51 percent, say they would vote for Harris in a new poll commissioned by the California Counts public media collaboration. Just 19 percent favor Sanchez. “There’s no split where Sanchez is leading,” says Kim Nalder, the political director for the CALSPEAKS Opinion Research Center at Sacramento State, which conducted the poll. “She gets 29 percent from 29 to 34-year-olds. That’s one of her high numbers, whereas Harris is getting a majority in a lot of the subcategories.” Nalder says this poll differs from typical election surveys, because it does not focus on registered or likely voters. Instead, it seeks to capture the sentiments of California residents more broadly.