Illustrative polling highlights East Bay assembly candidate’s evolving campaign strategy

Assembly candidate Buffy Wicks at a candidate forum last January in Albany.15TH ASSEMBLY DISTRICT--ELECTION 2018--An extensive poll from the well-bankrolled upstart in the wide-open race for the 15th Assembly District shows a candidate unsure over how to present herself to voters with just over three months before the June primary.In the poll sent via email and … Continue reading Illustrative polling highlights East Bay assembly candidate’s evolving campaign strategy

At 11 p.m. sharp, Alameda council meeting abruptly adjourns with no decision on ballot measure

ALAMEDA CITY COUNCILAs the clock inched toward 11 p.m. Tuesday night, Alameda councilmembers not only were concentrating on a decision whether to place a $95 million bond measure on the June ballot, they were also racing against time.The city's sunshine ordinance requires the council to vote on whether to extend regular meetings past 10:30 p.m. … Continue reading At 11 p.m. sharp, Alameda council meeting abruptly adjourns with no decision on ballot measure

If Swalwell is indeed running for Feinstein’s senate seat, poll shows him trailing the pack

It would not be the first time Rep. Eric Swalwellhas flown a trial balloon to gauge support for a run in the U.S. Senate.U.S. SENATEWhen Barbara Boxer announced in 2015 that she would not run for re-election to the U.S. Senate, East Bay Rep. Eric Swalwell's name curiously popped up on the early list of candidates coveting … Continue reading If Swalwell is indeed running for Feinstein’s senate seat, poll shows him trailing the pack

Survey: Hayward residents are concerned about housing, jobs

A city survey found 75 percent of residentshave a positive image of their city.HAYWARD CITY COUNCILHayward residents consistently voiced concern over the overall lack of affordable housing and job creation in the city, according to a city survey released last week. Those polled also continue to pull their collective hair out over traffic congestion in … Continue reading Survey: Hayward residents are concerned about housing, jobs

New polling suggests a nailbiter in Honda-Khanna rematch

CONGRESS | 17TH DISTRICT |ELECTION 2016 |An independent poll released Monday predicts the contentious rematch between Rep. Mike Honda and Ro Khanna is a tossup with less than a month before Election Day.A SurveyUSA-KPIX poll shows Khanna with 38 percent of those survey, followed by Honda at 37 percent. More than a quarter of respondents--26 … Continue reading New polling suggests a nailbiter in Honda-Khanna rematch

Dueling polls in CA-17 show six-point spreads for each candidate

Rep. Mike Honda, right, with a supporter earlierthis year in San Jose.CONGRESS | 17TH DISTRICT |The battle of the internal polls is on in the 17th Congressional District. Rep. Mike Honda’s campaign Monday says its own polling shows the incumbent leading Ro Khanna by six percentage points.Nearly two weeks ago, Khanna’s campaign trumpeted its own six–point … Continue reading Dueling polls in CA-17 show six-point spreads for each candidate

Skinner’s internal polling touts across the board lead in State Senate District race

Current Ninth State Senate District candidates,clockwise, Nancy Skinner, Sandre Swanson, Katherine Welch, and Rich Kinney.STATE SENATE | 9TH DISTRICT |Nancy Skinner's internal polling shows her campaign for the Ninth State Senate District would easily win the four-person June primary and also top her likely November opponent, Sandre Swanson.The poll, released by Skinner's camapign on Thursday, was … Continue reading Skinner’s internal polling touts across the board lead in State Senate District race

Nancy Skinner wary of newcomer’s ability to self-fund State Senate campaign

Nancy SkinnerSTATE SENATE | DISTRICT 9 | All things considered, Nancy Skinner should be feeling good about her chances next year in the East Bay's Ninth State Senate District. She has a considerable money advantage over fellow Democrat Sandre Swanson and some buzz beginning to build around her candidacy, at least among East Bay politicos … Continue reading Nancy Skinner wary of newcomer’s ability to self-fund State Senate campaign

Eden Township eyes potential parcel tax to prop up struggling hospitals

A potential parcel tax might split revenuesbetween St. Rose and San Leandro Hospitals.Healthcare district looked at parcel tax in 2012EDEN TOWNSHIP | Two struggling East Bay hospitals may need the help of voters next year with a parcel tax. The embattled Eden Township Healthcare District is taking the first steps toward exploring whether a district-wide … Continue reading Eden Township eyes potential parcel tax to prop up struggling hospitals

Labor’s losing SD7 strategy: Send union members to a district that hates them

Polling showed the Seventh District were morethan just not into labor unions.STATE SENATE | DISTRICT 7 | Legions of clipboard-toting labor Democrats say they blanketed the State Senate Seventh District battleground just days before before Tuesday election. Five hundred campaign volunteers talked up their candidate, Susan Bonilla, from Pittsburg to Livermore, stumping for her and … Continue reading Labor’s losing SD7 strategy: Send union members to a district that hates them

SD7 Poll: Glazer leads Bonilla by 10 points with election just days away

SD7 candidate Steve GlazerSTATE SENTATE | DISTRICT 7 | Steve Glazer's hopes of winning next Tuesday's special State Senate Seventh District race were buoyed Friday by an independent poll showing a 10-point advantage over fellow Democrat Susan Bonilla with just days before the May 19 election.The telephone poll, conducted by KPIX-TV and Survey USA, shows … Continue reading SD7 Poll: Glazer leads Bonilla by 10 points with election just days away

Campaign Notes: John Fisher, A’s co-owner, maxes out donation to Glazer

STATE SENATE | 7TH DISTRICT | John Fisher, the co-owner of the Oakland Athletics, contributed $4,200 to the campaign of Steve Glazer. The donation was posted Monday, along with maxed out contributions from his wife, Laura Fisher, and the matriarch of the family, Doris Fisher, which founded clothier, Gap. Fisher's political leanings, typically point to … Continue reading Campaign Notes: John Fisher, A’s co-owner, maxes out donation to Glazer

Poll Shows Honda with Small Lead Over Khanna; New TV Ad Slams Khanna

Supporters of Rep. Mike Honda listen to their candidate at a candidates forum during the June primary season in Fremont. Polling shows the race in the 17th District has significantly tightened up. PHOTO/Steven TavaresCONGRESS | 17TH DISTRICT | Rep. Mike Honda has a slim two-point lead over Ro Khanna, according to a KPIX/Survey USA poll … Continue reading Poll Shows Honda with Small Lead Over Khanna; New TV Ad Slams Khanna

Poll: Kaplan Building on Lead in Oakland Mayor’s Race, Brown ‘Bump’ for Schaaf

With less than three weeks until Election Day, a third consecutive polls predicts a comfortable lead for Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan. PHOTO/Steven TavaresOAKLAND | MAYOR | Oakland Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan is maintaining a lead over Mayor Jean Quan and Councilmember Libby Schaaf, according to a new poll released Wednesday. The poll also finds Kaplan would beat … Continue reading Poll: Kaplan Building on Lead in Oakland Mayor’s Race, Brown ‘Bump’ for Schaaf

Honda-Khanna Race is a Dead Heat, Or, Wait, Honda is Up 15 Points

Rep. Mike Honda, left, says internal polling shows him leading Ro Khanna by 15 points; Khanna, however, says his survey reveals a dead heat in the 17th Congressional District.CONGRESS | 17TH DISTRICT | East Bay political junkies woke up Monday with news that Ro Khanna’s campaign was suddenly in a dead heat with a just … Continue reading Honda-Khanna Race is a Dead Heat, Or, Wait, Honda is Up 15 Points