August 1, 2018 - NEW POLL: ELENI KOUNALAKIS 16 POINTS AHEAD OF ED HERNANDEZ IN RACE FOR LT. GOVERNOR
Poll Conducted by David Binder Research Shows Kounalakis With Double Digit Lead over Senator Ed Hernandez
San Francisco, CA – Today, the Eleni Kounalakis campaign for California Lt. Governor released its internal poll showing the candidate with a 16-point lead.
The survey, conducted July 11-17, 2018, shows Eleni Kounalakis leading Ed Hernandez 37% to 21% on the initial head-to-head — with 33% of voters undecided. The polling memo from David Binder Research is below.
A businesswoman, economic advisor and former Ambassador to Hungary serving under President Barack Obama, Eleni Kounalakis was the top vote-getter in the June Primary, winning 28 counties across the state. She is endorsed by Senator Kamala Harris, California Federation of Teachers, California League of Voters, Equality California, California Legislative Women’s Caucus, CA National Organization for Women, NARAL Pro-Choice California, and scores of distinguished leaders and organizations throughout the state. You can learn more about her campaign at www.EleniforCA.com.
David Binder Research conducted a survey of 735 California likely November 2018 voters from July 11th – 17th 2018. Interviews were conducted online and by telephone, using land lines and cell phones. The margin of error for the survey is ± 3.6%.
In the race for California Lieutenant Governor, Eleni Kounalakis has a 16-point lead over Ed Hernandez.
When asked how they would vote in the November election for Lieutenant Governor, and without any information given other than ballot titles and party designations, 37% of voters say they would support Eleni Kounalakis and 21% say Ed Hernandez. A third of voters say they are undecided or want to vote for someone else, and 9% say they would not vote in this race.
Kounalakis leads among Democrats and Independents, across age groups, and across regions.
Kounalakis has wide leads among Democrats (44% to 26%) and Independents (45% to 22%), and a 3-point lead among Republicans.
She also leads across age groups: by 20 points among Generation X voters and Baby Boomers, 10 points among Millennials, and 5 points among Silent Generation voters.
Across regions of the state, Kounalakis leads by 27 points in the San Francisco Bay Area, 20 in the Sacramento/Valley region, and 12 in Southern California—including a 12-point lead in Los Angeles County.