|Ro Khanna, Rep. Mike Honda|
CONGRESS | 17TH DISTRICT | As the number of days before the June primary inch closer to single digits a KPIX/SurveyUSA poll shows Rep. Mike Honda with a 19 point advantage over fellow Democrat Ro Khanna in the East Bay’s 17th Congressional District race.
The poll of 825 registered voters from May 20-22 showed Honda with 40 percent support, followed by Khanna at 21 percent. The two Republicans in the race, however, are finding it difficult to attract much support, even among their own party or independents. Singh garnered just eight percent of respondents, followed by Vanlandingham with six percent.
Among those who identify as Republicans, the level of support among the four candidates is relatively even. Support Singh topped 25 percent, followed by Vanlandingham at 22 percent; Honda with 19 percent and Khanna at 18 percent.
The growing subgroup of independent voters, though, are leaning toward Khanna. The poll found Khanna at 29 percent; Honda, 21 percent; Singh, 9 percent; Vanlandingham, 6 percent.
Honda’s strong support rests with registered Democrats, according to the poll. Fifty-seven percent of respondents back Honda’s re-election, while 21 percent support Khanna. Not surprisingly, Singh and Vanlandingham hover at 2 and 1 percent, respectively.
In addition, with less than two weeks before the primary, a majority of the respondents to the phone survey had already mailed in their ballots, according to the poll.