Yesterday morning California's respected Field Poll released their latest survey -- and it shows Alex Padilla as the leading Democrat in this year's Secretary of State race!
Pete Peterson, 30%
Alex Padilla, 17%
David Curtis, 5%
Dan Schnur, 4%
Derek Cressman, 3%
This is great news, but we can't take anything for granted.
Why? Because even though Alex is the leading Democrat, he's still running second overall. Republicans are coalescing behind one candidate, while multiple Democrats are competing in the primary.
We know that if more voters get to know Alex, our support will continue to grow -- and we will win in November. But before he can do that, Alex must finish in the top-two in June's primary. You're a strong supporter of Alex -- but millions of voters still haven't made up their mind.
Two of the candidates running behind Alex in the polls are wealthy self-funders who could put significant personal funds into the race. And in an election like this -- where over 40% of the voters are still undecided -- that kind of money could make a huge impact.
Republicans are working hard to take this important statewide office, so we can't let up.
We've seen what Republicans have done in other states -- limiting voting rights in blatant attempts to suppress voter turnout.
We need to continue to raise enough money to promote Alex's plans to include more voters in California's democratic process and to build enough support to advance to November's general election.