California: DCCC Pushes Back With Poll in 47th District

Posted July 23, 2012 at 1:05pm

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee pushed back today against a poll conducted for Long Beach City Councilman Gary DeLong (R) that showed a close race with state Sen. Alan Lowenthal (D) for California’s Democratic-leaning 47th district.

The DCCC conducted its own automated survey of the district and found Lowenthal leading DeLong 47 percent to 36 percent, with 17 percent undecided. The poll of 259 likely voters was taken July 18 and had a 6-point margin of error.

DeLong’s poll, taken June 28 to July 3 and released last week, found Lowenthal ahead 44 percent to 41 percent.

The redrawn district includes Long Beach and Orange County, and it opened when Rep. Laura Richardson (D) opted to run against Rep. Janice Hahn (D) in the neighboring 44th district.