Rocky Can't Beat Back the Moonbeams
The Field Poll, California’s most authoritative independent poll, shows Jerry Brown with a 41 point lead over Rocky Delgadillo in the race for California Attorney General. The San Francisco Chronicle today called Brown’s lead “commanding”. Among Northern California voters, Brown has a blow-out 67 point lead. This latest poll confirms 3 earlier surveys and shows Brown--with the June primary just weeks away--gaining substantial momentum.
In addition to this commanding lead, Jerry Brown’s endorsers now include: Al Gore, Dianne Feinstein, Nancy Pelosi, Gray Davis, Hilda Solis, Howard Berman, Ellen Tauscher, Diane Watson, Lynn Woolsey, Sam Farr, Doris Matsui, Yvonne Burke, Gloria Molina, Martha Escutia, Dean Florez, Mike Machado, Nell Soto, Tom Torlakson, Mervin Dymally, Ira Ruskin, Rudy Bermudez, Ed Chavez, Fran Pavley, Joe Nation, John Burton, Hannah-Beth Jackson, Mayors Gavin Newsom and Miguel Pulido, Ira Reiner, Alice Huffman, The Sierra Club, California League of Conservation Voters, California Nurses Association, United Farm Workers, UAW, California Faculty Association, California School Employees Association, CWA, SEIU, UFCW 588, AFSCME, Statewide Teamsters, PORAC, IBEW Locals 100, 180, and 340, Plumber and Pipefitters Local 409, San Francisco Building and Construction Trades Council, California Democratic Council (CDC), Alice B Toklas Democratic Club, San Francisco Young Democrats, Alameda County Democratic Lawyers Club, California Association of Police Chiefs, Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs, San Mateo County Deputy Sheriffs, Fresno Police Officers Association, Deputy Sheriffs’ Association of Alameda County, Deputy Sheriffs’ Association of Santa Clara County, San Diego Deputy Sheriffs, San Francisco and Oakland Police Officers Association, Pasadena Police Officers Association, Sonoma County Law Enforcement Association, San Bernardino County Safety Employees Association, State Coalition of Probation Organizations, Sheriff Plummer, Sheriff Laurie Smith, Police Chief Tucker, Police Chief Word, District Attorney Kamala Harris.
The Field Poll has operated continuously since 1947 as an independent and non-partisan public opinion survey. During its long history, The Field Poll has acquired a national reputation as a consistently reliable and authoritative source of public opinion trends in California. Since 1984 the average deviation between the actual percentage vote for the winning candidate and his/her support in the final poll has been just 1.7 percentage points.