Campaign 2010

May 06, 2014

New DCCC Poll: Ose, Birman Locked in Tough Fight for Primary Finish

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee released an automated poll today showing a close race for second place in the June primary election between Doug Ose and Igor Birman in California’s 7th Congressional District. While Democratic Representative Ami Bera has a commanding lead with 47 percent, Doug Ose only draws 22 percent – trailed closely by Igor Birman at 17 percent, followed by Elizabeth Emken at 7 percent. Between Ose and Birman, it’s Birman who has the most room to grow as voters get to know him – with stronger personal favorabilities than Ose and less name recognition.

“In this close primary race for Republican votes, Doug Ose, Igor Birman, and Elizabeth Emken are engulfed in a messy fight to see who can move further outside the mainstream with their reckless agenda and misplaced priorities,” said Tyrone Gayle of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. “After Doug Ose spent several terms embracing Washington, California Republicans are clearly looking for other options – and Igor Birman is casting himself as a radical conservative to appeal to the Republican base.”

A DCCC polling memo is available here.