GREG CONLON PULLS UP TO 4TH IN NEW ONLINE POLL THAT INCLUDES ALL 34 U. S. SENATE CANDIDATES
Results of an online poll reported May 13 in Political Pulse found two Republican candidates for U.S. Senate ahead of the three GOP hopefuls who appeared in previously televised debates.
The poll released by Political Data Inc. had Phil Wyman and Greg Conlon placing third and fourth respectively behind front-runners Kamala Harris 24.4%, and Loretta Sanchez 7.1%, both Democrats.
Wyman polled 3.2% and Conlon 2.6%, ahead of Republicans Ron Unz at 2.1%, Duf Sundheim at 1.2%, Tom Del Beccaro at 1.1%, and George Yang at 1.0%. Libertarian Gail Lightfoot polled 1.2% and all other candidates less than 1.0%.
In a May 18 article on the www.ballot-access.org website, editor Richard Winger stated “The results are shocking, because the top five candidates in the poll that mentioned all the candidates are not the same five candidates who were invited in the media debates.”
Wagner further wrote, “Federal Election law requires that debate sponsors, for candidates for federal office, must have objective criteria when they decide whom to invite. Generally debate sponsors rely on polls.”
The two California debates relied on the Field Poll, where only Harris, Sanchez, Sundheim, Del Beccaro and Unz were offered as choices.
The inequity could be addressed by (1) holding a third debate that would include Wyman and Conlon and (2) insuring Wyman and Conlon are included in any future statewide polling. Both of these top two Republicans are only 4% to 5% behind Loretta Sanchez to finish in the top two position to be included in the November General Election.
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