New Poll Shows Kennedy and McClintock in a Statistical Tie



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CA 04: New Poll Shows Kennedy and McClintock in a Statistical Tie

New Polling Results Come as Sacramento Bee Endorses Kennedy and Candidates Face Off in only Debate of Election Cycle

Roseville, CA – Brand new polling from Lake Research Partners shows the 4th District Congressional Race between Businesswoman Brynne Kennedy and incumbent Rep. Tom McClintock stands at a statistical tie with just over two weeks until Election Day.

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The survey of 958 likely voters, which was conducted between October 12-14 and has a margin of error of 4.1%, shows 49% support for McClintock, and 45% for Kennedy. While McClintock is better known amongst the electorate, it shows Kennedy gaining ground and leading 56%-42% amongst voters who are familiar with both candidates. The survey also shows a similarly close race between President Trump and Vice President Biden.

“This race offers the starkest of contrasts between a divisive career politician campaigning for more chaos and partisan dysfunction, and an accomplished businesswoman who is fighting bring people together and create real solutions,” said Kennedy Campaign Consultant Todd Stenhouse. “It is clear that as more voters weigh that choice, Brynne Kennedy is well positioned to win this election.”

Over the weekend, the Sacramento Bee strongly endorsed Kennedy, citing her “track record of success” creating jobs in the private sector, and praising her efforts to “heal partisan division” and pursue “a consensus based approach for voters in her district.” In doing so, the Bee also lamented McClintock’s “fruitless” record of “naked obstruction, disinformation and goofy stunts” – noting how he was the only California Congressman in either party to vote against bi-partisan COVID aid for his district.

Kennedy and McClintock also faced off over the weekend on the COVID Pandemic and Forest Management in a brief segment for Elex Michaelson’s Statewide Political program, The Issue Is.

“I for one trust Dr. Fauci a heck of a lot more than Dr. McClintock over here,” Kennedy said as the candidates discussed McClintock’s opposition to bi-partisan COVID relief, wearing masks, and other measures vital to keeping businesses and schools open. “If we listen to what he’s (McClintock’s) advocating, we’d lose more Americans than we lost on all of the battlefields of World War II.”

An accomplished businesswoman who pioneered new tools to help businesses and workers succeed in an era of increasingly mobile work arrangements, Kennedy is waging the strongest challenge McClintock has faced since first winning this seat in 2008.

Kennedy has been endorsed by a broad coalition of more than 80 current and former local elected leaders, as well as regional leaders from across the political spectrum: including former GOP Congressman Pete McCloskey and 2010 California Republican Nominee for Governor Meg Whitman.

Brynne Kennedy is running for Congress in California’s Fourth District because she believes Americans can do more together. An accomplished businesswoman and one of the first women to build and lead a successful technology company, Brynne has pioneered new solutions to help employers and workers thrive in increasingly mobile and remote work settings. As our voice in Washington, she will fight to take our government back from the corrupt special interests and will put partisanship aside to put our communities first. Learn more at