Half of Republicans and 34 percent of nonaligned voters in California plan to sit out the U.S. Senate race this fall between Democrats Kamala Harris and Loretta Sanchez, according to a new poll.
The Public Policy Institute of California survey found Harris’ support has improved since May, rising to 38 percent to 20 percent. She leads Sanchez among Democrats (53 percent to 26 percent) and independents (37 percent to 19 percent).
Harris, the state attorney general, and Sanchez, a congresswoman from Orange County, split Republicans 16 percent to 15 percent.
Coming off of the Democratic National Convention, Harris holds a large lead over Sanchez among Hillary Clinton supporters, 54 percent to 28 percent.
About half of the backers of Republican Donald Trump said they would not vote in the U.S. Senate race.