Porter overtakes Garvey for second place in California Senate contest one week before primary: Poll

A week out from the primary, former baseball star and only Republican contender Steve Garvey is holding third place in California’s Senate race, narrowly trailing a prominent House Democrat.

A Public Policy Institute of California poll released Friday found Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA) at 19%, while 18% favor Garvey. Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) has a clear advantage in California’s Senate race, coming in at 24%, while Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) is far behind the top three contenders, at 10%. 

Garvey’s support has increased by 8 percentage points since December, while support for Schiff has risen by 4 percentage points and Porter’s by 3 percentage points. Garvey jumped into the race to fill the seat held by the late Sen. Dianne Feinstein much later than his Democratic opponents but has since surged in statewide polling. In the
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