SACRAMENTO, CA – Carly for California Deputy Campaign Manager for Communications Julie Soderlund today issued the following statement regarding the USC/Los Angeles Times survey showing Carly Fiorina with a commanding 15-point lead in California’s Republican primary for U.S. Senate:
“Since Carly decided to step forward and run for this office, she has worked to build a campaign team, a base of grassroots volunteers and the financial support necessary to get her message to voters. Voters have clearly welcomed Carly’s candidacy, finding her to be the fresh face among a sea of professional politicians and perennial candidates. As an outsider and fiscal conservative, Carly is the candidate who will go to Washington and refuse to become part of what Ronald Reagan once called ‘the Washington buddy system.’
“One-time front runner Tom Campbell has seen his fortunes fade as we predicted because he could run on name identification, but could not run from his 20-year record of support for higher taxes and bigger government.
“All of the elements of a winning campaign have come together at the right time, and as the choices in this primary have crystallized for Republicans, the result is that Carly is leading strongly. We expect this trend to continue as the primary election approaches on June 8.
“This poll also confirms that Barbara Boxer’s time is up as she asks the people of this state to extend her failed career as a politician to 40 years. That would mean another six years of ineffectiveness, extreme partisanship, more than a trillion dollars in tax increases and massive government expansion. The people of California are ready to reject that record by replacing Barbara Boxer in November with Carly Fiorina, a political outsider who has actually created jobs, met a payroll and is committed to reducing the reach of government into our way of life.”
Other recent polling – including surveys conducted by KABC/SurveyUSA, Public Policy Polling and Magellan Data and Mapping Strategies – has shown Fiorina leading her Republican primary opponents by as much as 23 points.