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New: U.S. Senate Candidate Katie Porter Leads in All Three Polls Released This Week

NEW Porter Internal Shows Porter Ahead in Primary & Leading Schiff Outside Margin of Error in A Top-Two General

Today’s LA Times/Berkeley IGS Poll: Porter 17, Schiff 14, Lee 9

Lee Internal Poll: Porter 24, Schiff 21, Lee 11

CALIFORNIA—Congresswoman and U.S. Senate candidate Katie Porter is leading her Democratic opponents in the race to replace retiring U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein, according to three surveys released this week of California voters likely to participate in the 2024 U.S. Senate election. 

“Katie doesn’t just lead in these polls, her coalition represents the diversity of this great state,” said Porter Campaign Manager Lacey Morrison. “When you dig into the numbers, Katie shows real strength with younger voters, voters of color, Democrats of every age, and No Party Preference voters. Voters in every community feel like Washington isn’t working for them, and they are backing Katie because they know she’s not afraid to shake things up.”

A survey released today by the Porter campaign shows Porter leads her Democratic opponents in both hypothetical primary and general election matchups. When offered a choice between the three high-profile Democratic candidates in the race and a Republican, 32% say they will choose a Republican while 19% choose Porter, 18% choose Democratic Congressman Adam Schiff, and 6% choose Democratic Congresswoman Barbara Lee. When offered a choice just between Porter and Schiff, Porter leads outside the margin of error, 29% to 25%. Porter leads Schiff with younger voters, voters of color, NPPs, and other voters more likely to turnout in a presidential general election. The survey was conducted by the widely respected pollster David Binder Research, an alumnus for campaigns of former President Obama, Governor Newsom, and Vice President Harris. 

A new LA Times survey of California voters likely to participate in the primary election shows 17% of respondents prefer Porter, 14% prefer Schiff, and 9% prefer Lee. 18% prefer Eric Early, the only Republican candidate listed in the race. Again, Porter shows strong leads with Latino voters and younger voters. The survey was conducted by Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies (Berkeley IGS) and sponsored by the Los Angeles Times.

A survey released yesterday by the Lee campaign shows Porter leading Schiff by three points, 24% to 21%. Meanwhile, 11% of voters prefer Lee and 27% prefer Republican Eric Early. The survey was conducted by the widely respected research teams of Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin, Metz Associations (FM3), EVITARUS, and HIT Strategies.

The surveys released this week echo polling released by Porter’s campaign in January, which showed Porter as the top finisher in both the primary and general elections. The same survey also showed Porter leading significantly among Democrats, Republicans, and Independents.

Porter has received widespread praise from Democrats, good government advocates, progressive groups, and pundits since announcing her candidacy for the U.S. Senate. Led by a team of seasoned campaign veterans from across the state, her campaign raised an eye-popping $4.5 million in the first quarter of 2023 and the most small dollar donations of any candidate running for the U.S. Senate from California. She leads in a majority of surveys of California voters released to date, including surveys conducted by Berkeley IGS and Los Angeles Times, the Lee campaign, and the Porter campaign