Khanna’s internal poll shows him leading Honda, 42-36

Rep. Mike Honda and Ro Khanna will face-off 
for a fourth time in CA-17 come November.

CONGRESS | 17TH DISTRICT |
Newly-minted CA-17 front runner Ro Khanna released an internal poll Thursday that gives him a six-point advantage over fellow Democratic Rep. Mike Honda.

Khanna won last month’s primary by 1.7 points and the poll, conducted June 26-30, shows the lead has grown. According to the survey of 500 likely voters, Khanna leads Honda, 42-36.

Twenty-two percent of respondents reported being undecided for the November election. The poll’s margin of error is +/-4.4 percent.

The survey also indicates Honda’s unfavorables increased by nine points over another internal poll from September 2015. More interestingly, among those in the survey who indicated they had voted in the primary, 38 percent did so for Khanna, while 37 percent registered a vote for Honda. The result is nearly similar to the final tally.

The release of the survey by the Khanna campaign follows the day after Honda reported much better than expected fundraising results.

Between April 1 and June 30, Honda raised $471,000 for the period, leaving him with $951,000 in cash on hand. The numbers are somewhat surprising. Many observers predicted the fallout from Honda’s pending ethics investigation and the upset loss June 7 would temper enthusiasm among potential donors.

Khanna, meanwhile, still holds a cash advantage over Honda. His campaign reported $1.4 million in reserves, but raised just $317,000 during the same period last spring.

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