Remember when I doubted the wisdom of former congressman Tom Campbell “dropping out of the California governor’s race to run for Barbara Boxer’s U.S. Senate seat”? Remember when I asked, “If you were losing ground in a governor’s race — attracting 12, 27, 15, 20 percent in polls — how much better will you perform against two candidates who have a big head start?”
Yeah, forget I said that. Another poll in California puts Campbell ahead, with 27 percent, while Carly Fiorina has 16 percent and Chuck DeVore has 8 percent.
After an earlier poll showed similar results, Team DeVore said they weren’t worried, and perhaps he can still catch fire. After all, four months before Election Day in Massachusetts, to most voters “Scott Brown” probably sounded like an alias. Still, this is a hefty margin to make up.
Barbara Boxer leads against all GOP opponents, but not by too much – 4 over Campbell, 8 over Fiorina and DeVore. She’s polling in the mid-to-high 40s, suggesting that she’s beatable in the right electoral environment, if not easily beatable.