CA 36 Poll Numbers


in CA 36th District Concerned with Paul Ryans Voucher Plan

Burlington, VT Today, Democracy for America (DFA), released poll

numbers showing that likely voters in Californias 36th Congressional District

overwhelmingly oppose Vice Presidential Candidate Paul Ryans plan to turn

Medicare into a voucher plan.

The plan laid out in Ryans proposed budget passed by the House of

Representatives this year, scraps Medicare as we know it and creates a voucher

program. Republican Mary Bono Mack,

voted for the budget to end Medicare. When

polled the week of August 7th-9th, likely voters in the 36th

Congressional District overwhelmingly oppose turning Medicare into a voucher

program. Only 16% of likely voters support Medicare vouchers. When asked if

they would support a candidate who advocated transitioning Medicare into a

voucher program, only 14% of likely voters said they would.

President Barack Obama maintains a narrow

lead over GOP candidate Mitt Romney with likely voters in Californias 36th

Congressional District.

Seven term Republican incumbent Rep. Mary Bono Mack is in trouble in the 36th

Congressional District as, Democratic

challenger Raul Ruiz has pulled into a statistical tie. Bono Mack leads Ruiz by 45% to 43%, but this

falls within the surveys 3.9% margin of error, making the lead

insignificant. As 53% of voters have not

yet heard enough about Ruiz to form an opinion of him, the 36th

looks like a prime opportunity for a Democratic pick up in the fall. Ruiz, who is a finalist for DFAs Dean Dozen

slate, is seen as a strong challenger to gain one more seat for Democrats this fall.

This polling was conducted August 7th and 8th and is

considered a strong indicator at how the 36th Congressional District will swing

83 days out from the election. Jim Dean, Chair of Democracy for America

said, This is the year that Democrats unseat Rep. Mary Bono Mack. When she voted to end Medicare and fell in

line with fellow Republicans, she voted against the best interest of her

district. Raul is not only a great man

with a great vision for California but hes an ER doctor who understands the

true needs of his community.

The polling was paid for by Democracy

for America and was conducted August 7th and 8th in a

survey of 630 likely voters in Californias 36th Congressional

District with the margin of error falling to 3.9%. The Dean Dozen is DFA's

highest tier of federal endorsement. It is limited to 12 total candidates

running for either US House or US Senate and represents the races that DFA will

expend the greatest amount of resources on during the 2012 cycle.

Complete polling information can be found on here:

A memo on the polling data compiled by PPP can be found on here:

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