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Poll: Stephan leads Jones-Wright in San Diego County District Attorney race ahead of June 5 election

Posted at 12:10 PM, May 31, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-04 15:54:12-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - San Diego County District Attorney Summer Stephan is one of three incumbents leading their respective races as the June 5 election quickly approaches, according to a new 10News/San Diego Union-Tribune scientific poll.

The poll, conducted by SurveyUSA, shows Stephan with a seemingly comfortable 45 percent to 25 percent of the vote lead over challenger Genevieve Jones-Wright.

Thirty percent of voters are still undecided.

According to the poll, 57 percent of those who voted early chose the Republican Stephan to remain as the county’s top attorney.

The Democrat Jones-Wright’s supporters are young and liberal, the poll shows. Stephan’s backers are mostly older and conservative voters.

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The district attorney race took a controversial turn in recent weeks due to ads funded by billionaire George Soros that slam Stephan over rape kit testing.

Although the ads were pulled from television, Jones-Wright said she stood by the ads' content.

In the race for San Diego County Sheriff, incumbent Sheriff Bill Gore leads challenger Dave Meyers by 12 points, according to the poll.

However, 60 percent of those polled who submitted early ballots voted for Gore.

According to the poll, 46 percent remain undecided in the County Assessor/City Clerk race between incumbent Ernest J. “Ernie” Dronenburg Jr. and Matt Strabone.

The new poll shows Dronenburg Jr. leading the race with 36 percent of the vote compared to Strabone’s 17 percent.

While these three elections are non-partisan, do the political parties of the candidates or of yourself have ... a lot to do with how you vote in these three elections?

Which one of the following issues is most important in how you vote in local elections this year?