links for 2010-09-09

  • Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer has been omitting essential details as she criticizes her GOP opponent, Carly Fiorina, over past sales of Hewlett-Packard Co. equipment to Iran — criticism that has emerged as a central campaign strategy for the incumbent.

    Boxer issued the latest attack on Fiorina during a campaign event this week in South San Francisco. The three-term senator said HP was "skirting American law at the time" and that the products could have ended up in the hands of the Iranian military.

    "Just to sum it up, Iran presents a real danger to Israel, to America and to the world, and when Fiorina was the CEO at HP she skirted the law, she sold printers to Iran, which HP now says could well have gone to the Iranian military," Boxer said at the Tuesday campaign stop.

    But the three-term incumbent is not telling the complete story.
    Barbara Boxer is desparate. There is nothing there with Iran and Fiorina.

  • Finally, in California, Barbara Boxer leads Carly Fiorina, 48 percent to 44 percent. But there are some quite odd numbers in the internals. Boxer is winning men, 47 percent to 46 percent. Boxer is winning independents, 45 percent to 40 percent. Perhaps most strangely, 18 percent of self-identified conservatives are backing Boxer; 77 percent back Fiorina. Meanwhile, 88 percent of liberals back Boxer, only 5 percent back Fiorina.

    UPDATE: For contrast, Survey USA’s most recent California poll had conservatives backing Fiorina 87 percent to 8 percent.
    Carly Fiorina is doing fine in the polls. It is Boxer who is squirming…..