Poll: Boxer Unpopular But Still Ahead Of Republicans

Tom Williams

The new survey of California from Public Policy Polling (D) gives Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer a very low approval rating — but she’s still narrowly ahead of her Republican challengers.

Boxer’s approval rating is only 37%, with disapproval of 46%. however, she leads former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina by 45%-42%, leads former Rep. Tom Campbell by 47%-40%, and is ahead of state Rep. Chuck DeVore by 46%-40%. The survey of registered voters has a ±3.2% margin of error. The TPM Poll Average gives Boxer a lead of 45.6%-40.0% over Fiorina, with similar leads over Campbell and DeVore.

“It definitely looks like this will be Barbara Boxer’s toughest fight for reelection to date,” writes PPP president Dean Debnam. “Once again though she is helped by the fact that even if she’s not too popular, her opposition isn’t either.”