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California voters go to the polls March 5 to decide the top two U.S. Senate primary winners for the Golden State. (Composite: Letty Avila; Image source: iStock.)

California poll: Schiff in lead, Porter and Garvey tied for second in US Senate seat race

A survey by USC Dornsife, USC Price School, Cal State Long Beach and Cal Poly Pomona shows many likely voters remain undecided.

U.S. Rep. Katie Porter and former Los Angeles Dodger Steve Garvey are deadlocked in the race for second place in the U.S. Senate primary in California, according to a new poll on California politics and policies.

Conducted by researchers at the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy, California State University, Long Beach and Cal Poly Pomona, the USC CSU CEPPoll shows U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff, a Democrat, leads all candidates with 25% of likely voters.

Porter, a Democrat, and Garvey, a Republican, each received support from 15% of likely voters.

Other candidates, including U.S. Rep. Barbara Lee, are in single digits.

The top two vote-getters on March 5, regardless of party, advance to the general election.

“This poll shows the California Senate race is a nailbiter for second place,” said Christian Grose, professor of political science and international relations and public policy at USC Dornsife and USC Price School. “Who places second could turn on how Asian American and Latino voters choose to cast votes, as these two groups are more undecided than non-Hispanic white voters and Black voters.”

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