Here Are The Results of SurveyUSA Election Poll #9894

Geography Surveyed: CA 26th Congressional District
Data Collected: 08/13/2006 - 08/15/2006
Release Date: 08/16/2006 2:25 PM ET
Sponsor: KABC-TV Los Angeles

Dreier Re-elected in CA26: In an election for the U.S. House of Representatives today, 8/16/06, in California's 26th Congressional District, incumbent Republican David Dreier defeats Democratic challenger Cynthia Matthews, according to a SurveyUSA poll conducted exclusively for KABC-TV Los Angeles. 12 weeks from the 11/7/06 general election, Dreier gets 48% of the vote. Matthews gets 35%. This contest is a rematch of the 2004 election, in which Dreier beat Matthews by 11 points. Dreier wins 5:1 among Republicans. Matthews wins 5:1 among Democrats. Independents favor Dreier by 21 points. Republicans outnumber Democrats among likely voters by 50% to 35%. Matthews gets 62% of the votes of those who disapprove of President Bush's job performance, but only 7% of the votes among those who approve of Bush. President George W. Bush's approval rating among likely voters in California's 26th Congressional District is 44%. Dreier was first elected to Congress in 1980.

Filtering: 900 adults from California's 26th Congressional District were interviewed 8/13/2006 - 8/15/2006. Of them, 732 were registered to vote. Of them, 411 were judged to be "likely voters." Crosstabs reflect Likely Voters.

  Asked of 411 Likely Voters
  Credibility Interval for this question = ± 4.9 percentage points.

If the election for U.S. House of Representatives were today, and you were standing in the voting booth right now, who would you vote for? Republican David Dreier? Democrat Cynthia Matthews? Or some other candidate?

48% Dreier (R)
35% Matthews (D)
2% Other
15% Undecided

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