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U.S. Senate race

State Atty. Gen. and U.S. Senate candidate Kamala Harris is unknown to more than half of California voters. Former L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, who decided this week not to run for Senate, is better known but has higher unfavorable ratings.

Education

The economy and jobs

Immigration

Taxes and government spending

Healthcare

Energy and the environment

National security and foreign affairs

Crime and public safety

None of the above/other/don't know/refused

2%

10%

19%

19%

19%

21%

25%

39%

39%

Q: Which two issues facing our country and state should be the highest
priorities for our U.S. Senators to focus on?

75%

63%

60%

16%

7%

26%

14%

22%

11%

53%

18%

23%

31%

32%

29%

28%

54%

47%

The bipartisan poll for the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences and the
Los Angeles Times surveyed 1,505 registered California voters by telephone from Feb.
18-24. It was conducted by American Viewpoint, a Republican firm, and Greenberg
Quinlan Rosner Research, a Democratic firm. The margin of error is +/- 2.7 percentage
points, higher for subgroups.

Among Latinos

Among Latinos

Among Latinos

Among whites

Among whites

Among whites

Overall unfavorable

Overall favorable

Antonio Villaraigosa

Kamala Harris

Overall name recognition

Q: Tell me your impression of this person: favorable or unfavorable? If you have no opinion or
never heard of them, please say so.

Sources: USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll

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