Ruiz Poll Numbers
Ruiz Nears Upset in Coachella Valley Due to Grassroots Effort
Burlington, VT Today, Democracy for America (DFA) released a new poll
indicating that Raul Ruiz, a Dean Dozen candidate running for Congress in Californias
36th Congressional District, is leading Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack
in a second consecutive poll. Yesterday,
the Ruiz campaign released a poll from Lake Research Partners that showed Ruiz
up by 3 points.
Both polls indicate that Ruizs campaign
has the momentum moving into the final weeks before the election. This is the
first time in her career that Republican Bono Mack has been down in the polls,
proving that grassroots support is strengthening the Ruiz campaign.
Time and again, grassroots support whats commonly referred to as
people power, trumps special interests, Jim Dean, Chair of Democracy for America said. Were exceptionally happy grassroots support
turned this race upside down in favor of a candidate who wont run away from
the tough decisions. Were backing a
candidate who made a firm commitment to voters hell support Medicare, Social
Security, and will work to provide healthcare to all. This race is far from over, Republicans wont
back away from the district they will double down for a candidate who is
little more than a rubber stamp for the party.
Those of us who believe in a true grassroots hero must step-up and elect
the only true voice from the Coachella Valley, Dr. Raul Ruiz.
The second poll,
commissioned by Democracy for America and conducted by Public Policy Polling
shows Raul Ruiz up by 1 point a four point swing in his direction from a
previous DFA/PPP poll in September. In
the same period, Ruizs favorability continued to grow as voters learned more about
the candidate and his positions. In the
36th District, 42% of voters view Ruiz favorably, which is a gain of
7 points from the September poll and 13 points since the August poll. Only 7% of voters remain unsure of whom they
would support if the election were held today, while 87% of those polled are
firmly committed in their choice
The polling was
conducted October 12th and 14th and is considered a
strong indicator at how the 36th Congressional District will vote on
November 6th. The polling was
paid for by Democracy for America and surveyed 1,364 likely voters in
Californias 36th District with a margin of error of 2.65%. DFA also
commissioned polling for this district in August and September. Those details
can be found here: http://bit.ly/TZEOcl.
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. Each Dean Dozen endorsed candidate receives a cross endorsement from DFA founder, Governor Howard Dean, a commitment to raise an additional $20,000 dollars in small donations from DFA's national membership, a contribution of $5,000 in financial and in-kind support from DFA's PAC over the course of the campaign, on-the-ground organizing support from DFA's regional field organizers, and priority in the DFA dialer, a call-out-the-vote tool where DFA members make tens of thousands of calls to voters on a given day. To date, DFA members have given over $34,000 to elect Raul Ruiz.
A Link to the polling can be found here:http://bit.ly/S1OKiS.
A memo from Public Policy Polling regarding these polling numbers can be found
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