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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 6, 2006
Contact: Marion Pack or Scott Russell
Young Tightens 48th House Race In Right-Leaning Precincts
Poll shows statistical tie, unhappiness with Bush, Congress
IRVINE – A poll released yesterday indicates the race for CaliforniaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s 48th district congressional seat is surprisingly tight in a group of right-leaning precincts where Democratic challenger Steve Young has actively campaigned in recent months, and that voters there are frustrated with the direction of the country under President Bush and the Republican-led Congress.
In those precincts Ã¢â‚¬â€œ concentrated in Laguna Woods, Laguna Beach, Lake Forest, Irvine, Newport Beach and Tustin Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Republican incumbent John Campbell totaled 40% support and Young 36%, with 21% undecided. The pollÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s margin for error was +/- 6%.
The poll was conducted Sept. 25-28 through telephone interviews with 300 likely voters selected at random. Forty-seven percent of respondents were registered Republicans, 38% registered Democrats.
Despite the GOP majority, the results showed clear dissatisfaction with the president and the Republican-led Congress:
– Only 31% of respondents rated the presidentÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s job performance as Ã¢â‚¬Å“excellentÃ¢â‚¬Â or Ã¢â‚¬Å“good,Ã¢â‚¬Â while 46% called it Ã¢â‚¬Å“poor.Ã¢â‚¬Â
– Only 24% rated CongressÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ job performance as Ã¢â‚¬Å“excellentÃ¢â‚¬Â or Ã¢â‚¬Å“good,Ã¢â‚¬Â while 42% called it Ã¢â‚¬Å“poor.Ã¢â‚¬Â
– In the House race, 55% said they prefer a candidate who would take the country in a Ã¢â‚¬Å“significantly different directionÃ¢â‚¬Â than the president, while 35% prefer one who would continue in the same direction.
Young for Congress commissioned the poll to measure the impact of the Young campaign.
The poll was conducted by Lake Research Partners of Washington, D.C., a national public opinion and political strategy research firm.
Young is the California Democratic PartyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s endorsed candidate for the United States House of Representatives in CaliforniaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s 48th District. Born in Southern California and raised in Utah, he is a successful attorney who has spent years representing working families in the courtroom.
YoungÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s campaign is founded on a five-point plan to restore vitality to the American economy and reduce AmericaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s record deficits. His positions include: restoring outsourced middle class jobs, ending the occupation of Iraq with honor, offering a multi-pronged solution to immigration, improving educational opportunities for all, protecting pensions and preserving our environment through conservation and innovation.
For more information on the Steve Young for Congress campaign, visit http://www.steveyoungforcongress.com/ or call (949) 640-4400.