Chaos for Carly: Home State of California Shows 5% Support for Former GOP Senate Nominee

AP Photo/Matt York
AP Photo/Matt York

The second GOP presidential primary debate is just three days away, and GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina will have the home field advantage since the debate is in California, where she was the Republican Party’s Senate nominee in 2010, and where more than $21 million was raised for Fiorina’s campaign against Democrat Barbara Boxer.

However, home field advantage isn’t in Fiorina’s favor according to a recent poll of California Republicans in which Fiorina ranked fifth out of the GOP field, with only five percent of the GOP California voters supporting her candidacy.

The California Republicans who were surveyed favored GOP frontrunner Donald Trump with 24 percent support, Dr. Ben Carson with 18 percent, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) with six percent over Fiorina, who had five percent.

Breitbart News asked Fiorina’s campaign if she had a response to the poll and what the campaign’s plans were to rally that base before the election.

Spokesperson for Fiorina Sarah Isgur Flores told Breitbart News the campaign had nothing to add.

Fiorina isn’t the only GOP presidential candidate struggling with the GOP base in her home state.

For example, a South Carolina poll shows GOP presidential candidate Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) in fifth place with only five percent support from the base. And, in a recent Florida poll, GOP presidential candidate former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is coming in third and GOP presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) is coming in fourth – both behind GOP frontrunner Donald Trump and Dr. Ben Carson.

Although Fiorina is lagging in a state where she was the Republican Party favorite not too long ago, veteran political strategist Jim Innocenzi told Breitbart News that it’s too early to read much into these polls.

“Carly had a very nasty race for the Senate and very little positive PR since then,” he explained. “I would suspect that her numbers would grow in California if she continues to perform well and gets favorable national press.”

Innocenzi said for the most part, these numbers reflect national polls.

“I believe that Trump is leading in Florida over both Jeb! And Marco.” Innocenzi predicted, “As things change nationally those state numbers will as well.”


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