Voice of OC Releases First Poll in OC Sheriff’s Race

This chart from the Probolsky Research/Voice of OC Poll shows Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens holding a double-digit lead over challengers Bill Hunt and Craig Hunter.

Today the Voice of OC released the first of their polls for the June primary election. In this poll, conducted by the Voice of OC/Probolksy Research polling project, Voice of OC reveals not only the ranking of the candidates, but the data behind those results.

Sheriff Sandra Hutchens holds a double-digit lead over her closest rival as the June 8 election nears and preparations begin for the final months of the campaign, according to the results of a Voice of OC/Probolsky Research poll released Wednesday.

The poll shows Hutchens garnering 26.7 percent of the vote if the election were held today, giving her a significant advantage over challengers Bill Hunt and Craig Hunter, who polled at 11.3 percent and 7.4 percent, respectively.

But more than half the 326 likely voters polled said they remain undecided, which means that either Hunt or Hunter could still force a November runoff despite their weak poll numbers at this juncture.

Because it is their poll, I’m not going to give away the rest of the results or story. For that, you’re going to have to visit Voice of OC and read it here.