Internal Poll Shows Rohrabacher Up 4 Points Over Rouda

Another Republican candidate has entered the race.

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Ally Mutnick
Oct. 26, 2017, 10:30 a.m.

An internal poll shows businessman Harley Rouda (D) trailing Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R) 48 percent to 44 percent with 8 percent undecided. The survey (Sept. 30-Oct. 5; 401 LVs; +/- 4.89%), conducted by Tulchin Research, showed a generic Democrat beating a generic GOP candidate by 2 points. On questions of favorability. Rohrabacher was under water by 5 points, according to the poll, and President Trump was under water by 17 points. (release)

JUMPING IN. Freelance writer Paul Martin (R) became the second Republican to challenge Rohrabacher. Martin, whose father is Mexican-American, is “pitching himself as an alternative for conservatives who are fed up with Rohrabacher’s controversial antics.”

“Martin started the Christian-Muslim Alliance, a campaign aimed at fostering dialogue between people of different faiths. He describes himself as a ‘raging centrist’ on a personal blog, where he’s criticized Trump’s response to white supremacist violence in Charlottesville, Va., and Rohrabacher for taking money from the” NRA. (Los Angeles Times)


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