One month after capturing the Republican nod to challenge Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA), former Hewlett Packard executive Carly Fiorina (R) is closing in on her rival. A new Field Poll of 1,390 registered California voters conducted from June 22 through July 5 shows Boxer at 47 and Fiorina at 44.
The news comes as Vice President Joe Biden prepares to headline a fundraiser for Boxer tonight in swanky Atherton near Palo Alto.
Fiorina already has sent out a press release claiming this one poll (with a 2.8 percent margin of error) is proof voters are ready to "fire" Boxer. For more on the state of the race, check out the Chronicle write-up of the poll.
The TPM Poll Average of this race has Boxer at 45.7 over Fiorina with 42.2. Check it out: