October 29th, 2010
11:40 AM ET
12 years ago

Boxer maintains advantage over Fiorina, poll says

(CNN) - Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer continues to maintain a slight advantage over her opponent, Republican Carly Fiorina, in California's Senate race, according to a new poll.

A Field Poll released Friday shows Boxer with a 49-41 percent lead over Fiorina, a former Hewlett Packard CEO. The survey was conducted October 14-26.

The latest CNN/Time/Opinion Research, released on October 27, indicated that Boxer has a 50-45 advantage over Fiorina. The five-point lead was within the poll's sampling error.

The CNN/Time/Opinion Research Corporation poll was conducted by telephone October 20-26, with 1,527 adults in California questioned by telephone, including 1,329 registered voters and 888 likely voters. The survey's overall sampling error is plus or minus 2.5 percentage points, with a sampling error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points for likely voters.

Filed under: 2010 • Barbara Boxer • California • Carly Fiorina
soundoff (21 Responses)
  1. terry, va

    Keep dreaming dumbocraps. You will be surprised come Tuesday. It shouldn't even be close except for all the weirdos out there. The only state that rivals them is New York.

    October 29, 2010 11:46 am at 11:46 am |
  2. David

    Boxer!?!?!? Leave it to Cali......sheesh!

    October 29, 2010 11:58 am at 11:58 am |
  3. TSUNAMI WARNING: Expected loss of Socialist DemocRATS EXTENSIVE

    If it is this close, this late, it means Boxer is a goner. I'd bet on Fiorina at this point.

    October 29, 2010 11:58 am at 11:58 am |
  4. SuperD

    It's California, they're just drunk on their Liberalism even though it's obvious it's destroying the state. I pray Boxer goes down, she's bad for California and bad for the country.

    October 29, 2010 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm |
  5. Jim in San Mateo

    Not surprising. You have a tenured senator who has proven time and time again that she gets the job done versus a failed CEO who was fired after she ran Hewlett-Packard into the ground. Fiorina shipped tens of thousands of jobs overseas and now there are few to be found in California. She is also very socially conservative, something that doesn't fly in California and never has. If this is the best that the Republican party can come up with, then they deserve what they don't get.

    October 29, 2010 12:06 pm at 12:06 pm |
  6. Republicans is smart in the head area

    Carly Fiorina is unelectable.

    October 29, 2010 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  7. Marie MD

    fiorina will finish bankrupting CA. She was fired from a ceo job because she was clueless. Why don't the people of HP whose jobs were sent overseas speak up and tell everyone what she did to them.

    October 29, 2010 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm |
  8. Riley

    What is WRONG with Californina voters? Can't they see how bad Boxer has been for their state and this nation. WAKE UP, VOTERS!!!

    October 29, 2010 12:23 pm at 12:23 pm |
  9. bill486

    Delaware is crazy & California is sane. Who woulda thunk it?

    October 29, 2010 12:28 pm at 12:28 pm |
  10. vic nashville tn

    California never vote for Taliban candidate

    October 29, 2010 12:33 pm at 12:33 pm |
  11. Superhiro

    What's with all the non-Californians acting like they know what's best for us? Say what you want about Boxer, but Fiorina is just a fool. If she couldn't run Hewlett Packard why would anybody think she's capable of running California. Just another CEO trying to ride a wave of anti-Democratic sentiment.

    October 29, 2010 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  12. NJfinest2009

    If I lived in California, I'd vote for Barbara Boxer, she seems to have way more experience than Ms. Fiorina, Anyone who helps outsource jobs in her own state can't bring too much to the table at this point.

    October 29, 2010 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  13. S. in California Laughing In Anticipation Of How Well Democrats Turnout At The Polls

    This actual resident of California WILL NOT be voting for Fig A Rena.

    October 29, 2010 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  14. LacrosseMom(real one)

    Boxer will win....... over SHIP-U.S.-JOBS-OVERSEAS-FIORINA! Look at Fiorina's record while she was CEO of Hewlett Packard and you will vote for Boxer!

    The polls are often wrong, the ONLY poll that REALLY counts is the one on NOvember 2nd, when America says NO to the Republican-TeaParty!

    October 29, 2010 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  15. johnkc

    Ms. Fiorina Sent thousands of HP jobs overseas when she ran HP. She is a traitor. Traitors don't belong in American politics. Let her report to China or India for her next job!

    October 29, 2010 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  16. Bill R in Oakland

    8 points is a "slight" advantage?

    October 29, 2010 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  17. Charles

    Who knows maybe she can do for the US what she did for HP!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    October 29, 2010 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  18. NameCAvoter

    The field poll is realistic CNN poll not so much. This CA voter and most others don't want an outsourcing nutcase in the Senste, or anywhere else.

    October 29, 2010 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  19. Dennis1020

    35 million people in this state and the best we can come up with is Boxer, Fiorina, Whitman and Brown. What a sad state of affairs. With that said, this is one moderate-liberal Bay Area Democrat who will NOT be voting for Boxer. If our other Senator, Diane Feinstein, is a diamond (and she is), Boxer is a lump of coal. VOTE FOR ANYONE BUT BOXER!

    October 29, 2010 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  20. thomas

    TG ,
    I'm from Palo Alto Ca , and she is not for people she's only for Carly Fiorina.
    All those posting from other states , clean up your own back yard befor you put down the great state of California !

    October 29, 2010 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  21. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    I thought Fiorina was on Rodero Drive having her breast reconstruction, you know, those doctors for the rich and famous like the ones you make your appointments with. Boy, I'd better become a Republican and get money from the Chamber of Commerce and make a visit to Rodero Drive.

    October 29, 2010 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |