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Republican Eric Early Leads Race to Replace Feinstein as New Poll Says She’s Unfit to Serve



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The latest Berkeley IGS poll asked California voters for their opinions about the state’s senior U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein.

A majority of the registered voters polled (67%) agreed with the statement, “Feinstein’s latest illness underlines the fact that she is no longer fit to continue serving in the U.S. Senate.”

The poll also asked likely voters in next year’s March 2024 primary election their voting preferences for U.S. Senate.

In the lead, is the only Republican to have entered the race, attorney Eric Early, with 18%.

Democratic Congresswoman Katie Porter at 17% and Democratic Congressman Adam Schiff at 14%. Democratic Congresswoman Barbara Lee trails at 9%. A huge 32% remain undecided in the race, while another 10% say they would support “someone else”.”