Barbara Boxer,  Carly Fiorina

CA-Sen: Carly Fiorina Opens Up 5 Point Lead on Senator Barbara Boxer

Republican Nominee Carly Fiorina and California Democrat Senator Barbara Boxer

I am a little late with this poll due to my vacation travel schedule but here it is.

California Republican U.S. Senate candidate Carly Fiorina has increased her lead over Democratic incumbent Barbara Boxer to five percentage points according to a new CBS 5 KPIX-TV poll released Thursday, which also shows gubernatorial candidates Democrat Jerry Brown and Republican Meg Whitman in a dead heat.

The CBS 5 poll, conducted by the research firm SurveyUSA, showed Fiorina edging Boxer 47 percent to 42 percent, compared to a CBS 5 poll one month ago showing Fiorina over Boxer 47 to 45 percent.

The poll results indicated Fiorina’s support was essentially unchanged among men and women, young and old, white and Hispanic while Boxer had lost small ground among men, younger voters, and independents.

The poll also showed Fiorina tripling her lead in the Central Valley, from seven points one month ago to 21 points in this latest poll.

The Survey USA poll release in PDF format is here.

No other polling organization has shown such a lead for Republican candidate Carly Fiorina but her campaign has to be encouraged. Here is the summary graphic of all of the polls

This poll can only help Fiorina in her fundraising efforts and watch her start to team up with Republican Governor candidate Meg Whitman at public campaign events.

It is a long way to November but it is better to be ahead than behind at this point – no matter what the poll.