Despite Eleni Kounalakis’ Attempts to Buy Election, FM3 Research Poll Shows Working Families’ Candidate Ed Hernandez Has Tied the Race
LOS ANGELES, CA — A 1,000 person survey, which was conducted by the widely respected polling firm, FM3 Research, revealed a dead heat in the race for California Lieutenant Governor, between State Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez and Eleni Kounalakis.
In the field October 21-24, the poll shows that among those who already cast ballots, Kounalakis stands at 33% to Senator Hernandez’ 31%. Despite Kounalakis outspending Hernandez four-to-one, overall the total vote has the candidates in a razor-thin, dead heat, nail-biter of a race, with Kounalakis at 31% to Senator Hernandez’ 27%. Underscoring that this race is a toss-up is the fact that the poll shows a whopping 42% of voters as being undecided.
To view Senator Hernandez’s primary election television commercial, titled “Vision of Progress,” which highlights his legislative accomplishments ranging from environmental protection laws to advancing healthcare for all and cracking down on the skyrocketing prices of prescription drugs click here or on the screen below.
A husband, father, grandfather, practicing optometrist, and local businessman, “Dr. Ed” (as he is known to his patients) has spent his life bringing quality eye care to predominantly low-income communities. As a health care provider, the need to improve access to health care for all Californians is what first drove him to run for office.
Since being elected to the Assembly in 2006 and the Senate in 2010, Dr. Ed Hernandez has been a leader on the implementation of federal health care reform – helping expand access to affordable health care, control costs, and improve the network of providers so people can actually get quality care when they need it. Dr. Ed has been a champion by expanding educational opportunity to qualified students overlooked by our public schools and universities, as well as a major proponent for government reform, including fixing a broken initiative system too often hijacked by billionaires and wealthy corporations. Dr. Ed Hernandez is running to take this experience, leadership, and vision to the next level by serving the people of California as their Lieutenant Governor.