New Democratic Poll Shows Peters Leading DeMaio

July 24, 2014

By Chris Jennewein 

A new Democratic poll shows Rep. Scott Peters holding a five percentage-point lead over former San Diego City Councilman Carl DeMaio in the race for Congress in the 52nd District.

The political blog CQ Roll Call reported Thursday that the new poll shows Peters, a Democrat, leading DeMaio, a Republican, by 48 percent to 43 percent. The survey has a 4.9 point margin of error.

The poll was conducted by Washington-based GBA Strategies for the House Majority PAC. Calls were made July 20-22.

“Peters enjoys broad support across the district, but particularly among younger voters,” said a GBA Strategies memo obtained by CQ Roll Call. “Peters’ ability to maintain his current advantage will depend in large part on his ability to engage less consistent voters and ensure they come to the polls in November.”

The 52nd District covers much of central San Diego County including Poway, Coronado, and large portions of the City of San Diego.