Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Lt. Gov Race Part II

On behalf of the Hahn Campaign:

TO: Interested Parties
FR: Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin, Metz & Associates
RE: Democratic Primary Voters Say Hahn is Better Running Mate for Brown than Newsom
DATE: April 6, 2010

A recent survey[1] shows that Democratic Primary voters throughout California understand that Janice Hahn will strengthen Jerry Brown's candidacy by providing a better-balanced ticket to face the Republican nominees in November. After hearing the statement below, 55 percent of Democratic Primary voters consider Los Angeles City Councilwoman Janice Hahn a better running mate for Brown than her opponent, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom:

This year, Meg Whitman will likely to be the first female Republican nominee for Governor. In addition, Republicans are expected to nominate a Latino to run for Lieutenant Governor for the first time in 130 years, and their first-ever woman for the U.S. Senate. Some people think that with two women and a Latino candidate on the Republican ticket, Janice Hahn, a woman from Southern California, is a better running mate for Jerry Brown. Janice Hahn provides better balance for the Democratic ticket because Gavin Newsom and Jerry Brown are both white men from San Francisco.

This sentiment is shared across age, media, ethnicity, and ideology:

* 63 percent of Sacramento media market
* 55 percent of Los Angeles media market (representing 36 percent of the entire primary electorate)
* 62 percent of Men ages 18-49
* 61 percent of ages 75 and older
* 61 percent of Democrats ages 18-49
* 60 percent Democratic women 18-49
* 60 percent of African Americans
* 57 percent of Latinos
* 57 percent of Conservatives
* 55 percent of Liberals

And even

* 51 percent of San Francisco media market

Democratic Primary voters recognize that nominating Gavin Newsom, another San Francisco-based white male, will not help Jerry Brown win the gubernatorial election. A solid majority understands that Janice Hahn, a woman with a Southern California base and long family political history in Los Angeles County, will be a valuable asset to Jerry Brown's gubernatorial campaign in the November General election.

[1] Between March 31-April 1, 2010, Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin, Metz & Associates conducted 500 telephone interviews among likely June 2010 Democratic primary voters (including Decline to State registrants who are likely to vote in the Democratic Primary election). The margin of error for these results is +/-4.4 % at the 95% confidence level.

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