Saturday, October 13, 2012
Empty Chair Update: Emken Gains 6 Point Swing in New Poll
October 12, 2012…96 days since Elizabeth Emken challenged Dianne Feinstein to debate.
Let’s look at an opportunity for California’s U.S. Senate candidates to have an open public discussion on the issues affecting our state and our nation:
New CBRT Poll Shows U.S. Senate Race Tightening
The latest California Business Round Table/Pepperdine Policy poll
shows that the U.S. Senate race has tightened up as Dianne Feinstein is back below 50% and the number of undecideds is still a surprising 21%. Feinstein now stands at 48% with Elizabeth Emken at 31% — that’s a 6 point swing in the past two weeks.
The poll also shows a similar bounce for Mitt Romney in California, as the Republican challenger has jumped up 3 points while President Obama has dropped 3.5 points since end of September:
CHASER: "Romney’s dominant performance not only energized the Republican base, but also gave undecideds an important opportunity — a public event that proved Mitt is a better choice for America’s future than the incumbent," said Mark Standriff, communications director for the Emken for U.S. Senate campaign, "That’s why debates matter. Period."