Here Are The Results of SurveyUSA Election Poll #10619

Geography Surveyed: CA 26th Congressional District
Data Collected: 10/30/2006 - 11/01/2006
Release Date: 11/02/2006 1:55 PM ET
Sponsor: KABC-TV Los Angeles

Dreier Re-elected in CA26: In an election for the U.S. House of Representatives today, 11/2/06, 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. 5 days from the 11/7/06 general election, Dreier gets 54% of the vote, up 6 points from an identical SurveyUSA KABC-TV poll released 8/16/05. Matthews gets 35%, unchanged. This contest is a rematch of the 2004 election, in which Dreier beat Matthews by 11 points. Dreier wins 9:1 among Republicans, up from 5:1 in August. Matthews wins 5:1 among Democrats. Independents favor Dreier by 6 points. Republicans outnumber Democrats 5:3 among CA26 likely voters. Matthews gets 64% of the votes of those who disapprove of President Bush's job performance, but only 4% 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 43%. Dreier was first elected to Congress in 1980.

Filtering: 900 adults from California's 26th Congressional District were interviewed 10/30/06 through 11/1/06. Of them, 738 were registered to vote. Of them, 553 were judged to be "likely" voters. Crosstabs reflect Likely Voters.

  Asked of 553 Likely Voters
  Credibility Interval for this question = ± 4.2 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?

54% Dreier (R)
35% Matthews (D)
12% Other/Undecided

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