4/25/18, "Poll: California governor race heats up, two-thirds of voters want to send National Guard to border," San Francisco Chronicle, Eric Ting
"With six weeks to go until the June 5 primary, a new poll suggests
that it's a three-man race to be the next governor of California. A poll of 520 likely primary voters released by SurveyUSA
and sponsored by KABC-TV Los Angeles, KFSN-TV Fresno, KGTV-TV San
Diego, KPIX-TV San Francisco and the San Diego Union-Tribune found that
Gavin Newsom, Antonio Villaraigosa and John Cox are all within 6
percentage points of one another.
Newsom led the field with 21 percent of the vote, but was
followed closely by fellow Democrat Antonio Villaraigosa with 18
percent. Republican John Cox came in third with 15 percent, and was
followed by fellow Republican Travis Allen at 10 percent and Democrat
John Chiang at 9 percent....
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The poll also found that 66 percent of Californians support sending
troops from the California National Guard to the Mexican border. 30
percent of participants said they support sending troops to "patrol for
people attempting to cross the border illegally," and an additional 36
percent said they support sending troops to the border as long as they
"only focus on gang and drug activity."
Just 27 percent of the poll's participants said that
National Guard troops shouldn't be sent to the border, while 7 percent
In the Senate race, the poll found that Dianne Feinstein maintains a large lead over her many primary challengers.
Feinstein leads the way with 39 percent, and the next
closest contender is Republican Patrick Little, with 18 percent. State
Senate leader Kevin de León garnered just 8 percent support."