Incumbent Barely Holds Single-Digit Lead Over Challenger
VAN NUYS – Angela Rupert, candidate for State Assembly in the 46th Assembly District, is polling within single-digits of the incumbent, Adrin Nazarian, according to a poll conducted by Public Policy Polling.
In a survey of 927 voters in the district conducted September 29 and 30, the Public Policy poll shows Rupert gaining on Nazarian in nearly all demographics. Overall, the poll found Rupert at 25%, Nazarian 34% and 41% of voters undecided.
The San Fernando Valley is known as the “Valley of Upsets” among pundits. In 2013, a little-known education reformer named Monica Ratliff defeated a well-funded opponent in a huge upset. That same year, in a Los Angeles City Council campaign, Nury Martinez defeated Cindy Montanez, despite getting handily defeated in the primary. And of course, in the neighboring 39th Assembly District, Patty Lopez upset incumbent Raul Bocanegra in 2014.
“In two months, Angela has garnered support of one quarter of voters,” said campaign spokesperson, Michelle Olivas. “She’s an incredibly capable candidate who listens to Valley residents. The voters are clearly getting the message. Angela is the best candidate to represent the San Fernando Valley.”
The poll also found that 66% of those polled prefer Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump at 26%, followed by Johnson 3%, Stein 2%, and 3% undecided. In the California race for US Senate, Kamala Harris leads Loretta Sanchez 52% to 24% with 23% undecided.
Rupert is an educator, small-business owner and attorney. Learn more about her campaign at AngelaRupert.com
The 46th district includes Van Nuys, Sherman Oaks, Studio City, Panorama City, Valley Glen, Lake Balboa, Valley Village, Toluca Lake, and Universal City and portions of North Hollywood, the Hollywood Hills, and North Hills.