Now, this year, the GOP looked poised (pun not intended, as you'll see) to have a good year in California. The economy in California is so awful that literally anything can happen. Meg Whitman isn't my cup of tea, but she's not that bad. And Tom Campbell is one of the last sane Republicans in the state. I wouldn't exactly be happy if those two won their respective races, but my lack of love for Jerry Brown mostly makes me indifferent to the former. But I was just thinking to myself the other day, hey, these races have been going too smoothly! And too well for the Republicans! When is the inevitable Chuck DeVore tea party surge going to happen?
And then I see these two items:
- A new Public Policy Institute of California poll finds that Carly Fiorina (R) has a narrow lead over Tom Campbell (R) in the Republican Senate race, 25% to 23%, with Chuck DeVore (R) gaining ground at 16%. There are 36% still undecided.
- A new Public Policy Institute of California poll shows a "dramatic reshaping" in the Republican race for governor as the 50-point lead Meg Whitman held over Steve Poizner two months ago has now closed to single digits.
(h/t: Political Wire)