Pt only California Senate: Boxer (D) Holds Her Edge Over Fiorina (R)

Incumbent Democrat Barbara Boxer still holds a small lead over Republican Carly Fiorina in California’s U.S. Senate race, according to the latest Rasmussen Reports survey of Likely Voters in the state.

Boxer, who is seeking a fourth six-year term, now earns 49% support to Fiorina’s 46%. Two percent (2%) prefer another candidate, and three percent (3%) remain undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) 

The race remains a Toss-Up in the Rasmussen Reports Election 2010 Senate Balance of Power rankings as it has for weeks. 

Boxer posted a 48% to 46% lead a week ago. In spite of her powers as an incumbent and California’s strong Democratic leanings, Boxer’s been struggling to widen the gap all year. She’s held a small lead in every survey but one since February with 42% to 49% of the vote. Fiorina, a former CEO of Hewlett-Packard, has earned 38% to 47% support in those same surveys.

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The survey of 750 Likely Voters in California was conducted on October 27, 2010 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 4 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

Other data from this survey can be found at www.rasmussenreports.com/California

Rasmussen Reports will release new numbers from the California governor’s race tomorrow.

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Fewer Voters Want Legal Action Against Sanctuary Cities

The murder trial of the illegal immigrant who allegedly murdered Kate Steinle, the woman behind “Kate’s Law,” began this week, while the topic of sanctuary cities has become a focal point in upcoming state gubernatorial campaigns. But while voters don’t believe sanctuary communities are safe, they’re less enthusiastic about taking legal action against them.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 42% of Likely U.S. Voters think the U.S. Justice Department should take legal action against cities or states that provide sanctuary for illegal immigrants, down from 50% a year ago and 62% in 2015. Just as many (45%) now don’t think the Justice Department should take legal action against these communities, up from 38%. Twelve percent (12%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

The survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on October 22-23, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

Should Americans Have A Third Gender Option on Official IDs?

Canada is now the first nation in the Americas to allow citizens to list themselves as a third gender on their passports, and California is poised to be the first state to do the same when it comes to drivers’ licenses. But Americans overall aren’t quite ready to go that far.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 32% of American Adults favor allowing a third gender option on passports, drivers’ licenses and other official forms of identification. Fifty-one percent (51%) are opposed to this gender neutral option, while a sizable 17% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on August 29-30, 2017, by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

Most Still Oppose Driver’s Licenses For Those Here Illegally

California, one of 12 U.S. states that allow illegal immigrants to obtain driver's licenses, is on track to issue nearly a million such licenses by the end of the year. But most voters continue to oppose licenses for illegals in the state they live in.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 28% of Likely U.S. voters think illegal immigrants should be eligible for driver’s licenses in their state, although that's up from 22% in 2013  and is the highest level of support measured in surveys since 2007. Sixty-one percent (61%), however, continue to oppose giving illegal immigrants driver’s licenses where they live. Eleven percent (11%) remain undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on July 26-27, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

Special Circumstances By Kyle Kondik

Whatever happens in the first round of voting in the special election in Georgia’s Sixth Congressional District on Tuesday, it seems like a safe bet that the result will get a fair amount of national attention because of what it may tell us about the 2018 midterm. But before getting into what those lessons may be, let’s remember that this is a special election — and thus it features special circumstances.

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