More on the Steve Young Campaign

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October 6, 2006
Contact: Marion Pack or Scott Russell
(949) 640-4400

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 California’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 – concentrated in Laguna Woods, Laguna Beach, Lake Forest, Irvine, Newport Beach and Tustin – Republican incumbent John Campbell totaled 40% support and Young 36%, with 21% undecided. The poll’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 president’s job performance as “excellent” or “good,” while 46% called it “poor.”

– Only 24% rated Congress’ job performance as “excellent” or “good,” while 42% called it “poor.”

– In the House race, 55% said they prefer a candidate who would take the country in a “significantly different direction” 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 Party’s endorsed candidate for the United States House of Representatives in California’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.

Young’s campaign is founded on a five-point plan to restore vitality to the American economy and reduce America’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 or call (949) 640-4400.

  1 comment for “More on the Steve Young Campaign

  1. October 10, 2006 at 10:06 pm

    If that is what passes for “good news” OH MY GOD!

    That poll says the following:
    -In places where Steve Campaigns really really hard (where Campbell is just playing lip service) Congress is not doing a good job.

    -Voters in these precincts still have not abandoned the Republican party for a Democrat. (You dont think party loyalty plays a factor?)

    -If Steve had about 1 million more dollar he still might only lose by a few % points. (Okay, I made that conclusion myself)

    I like Steve, but I also like people who are grounded in reality when they run for office. Steve would be a fantastic city council person or school board member. Why this need to run for congress? There is a reason only one Democrat in OC is a member of Congress, IT IS HARD. Steve needs to pay his dues and be smart about his campaigns.

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