Poll: Feinstein outpaces Nunes, GOP
She may be incredibly vulnerable, as many California Republicans believe, but Dianne Feinstein is nearly untouchable by the speculative GOP candidates placed against her in the most recent Public Policy Poll.
Following rumors and speculation that Republican Rep. Devin Nunes (CA-21) might challenge Feinstein, the poll gives Nunes all the cover he needs to bail from a Senate bid.
According to the poll, Feinstein leads Nunes 55% to 31% with a 4.4% margin of error, the second worst performance among the candidates polled by Public Policy. Fortunately, there’s a reason for that: he isn’t as well known outside of the Central Valley.
The same poll also polled for voter’s favorable or unfavorable opinion of each of the candidates. Of the 500 likely voters, 11% had a favorable view and 22% had an unfavorable view of the Valley Congressman.
For the Tulare native, those numbers are good and bad: on one hand, Nunes has tons of room for improvement, since only 33% of polling respondents actually held an opinion of him. It’s also bad since his unfavorable rating is double that of his favorability.
Also in the Public Policy Poll, two-time U.S. Senate candidate Tom Campbell led the pack of Republicans, garnering 38% to Feinstein’s 53%.