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For Immediate Release: August 15, 2012
Contact: Linsey Pecikonis(202) 746-8426
Paid for by Democracy for America, www.democracyforamerica.com, and not authorized by any candidate.
Voters in CA 36
District Concerned with Paul Ryan
s VoucherPlan
Rep. Mary Bono Mack
s seat in question as climbs to statistical tie in the polls
Burlington, VT
Today, Democracy for America (DFA), released poll numbers showing that likely voters inCalifornia
s 36th Congressional District overwhelmingly oppose Vice Presidential Candidate Paul Ryan
s plan toturn Medicare into a voucher plan.The plan laid out in Ryan
s proposed budget passed by the House of Representatives this year, scraps Medicare aswe know it and creates a voucher program. Republican Mary Bono Mack, voted for the budget to end Medicare.When polled the week of August 7
, likely voters in the 36th Congressional District overwhelmingly opposeturning Medicare into a voucher program.
Only 16% of likely voters support Medicare vouchers.
When asked if they would support a candidate who advocated transitioning Medicare into a voucher program, only 14% of likelyvoters said they would.President
Barack Obama maintains a narrow lead over GOP candidate Mitt Romney
with likely voters inCalifornia
s 36th Congressional District.Seven term Republican incumbent Rep. Mary Bono Mack is in trouble in the 36
Congressional District as,
Democratic challenger Raul Ruiz has pulled into a statistical tie
. Bono Mack leads Ruiz by 45% to 43%, but thisfalls within the survey
s 3.9% margin of error, making the lead insignificant. As 53% of voters have not yet heardenough about Ruiz to form an opinion of him, the 36
looks like a prime opportunity for a Democratic pick up inthe fall. Ruiz, who is a finalist for DFA
s Dean Dozen slate, is seen as a strong challenger to gain one more seat forDemocrats this fall.This polling was conducted August 7
and 8
and is considered a strong indicator at how the 36th CongressionalDistrict will swing 83 days out from the election.
Jim Dean, Chair of Democracy for America said
, “
This is the yearthat Democrats unseat Rep. Mary Bono Mack. When she voted to end Medicare and fell in line with fellowRepublicans, she voted against the best interest of her district. Raul is not only a great man with a great vision forCalifornia
but he
s an ER doctor who understands the true needs of his community.
 The polling was paid for by Democracy for America and was conducted August 7
and 8
in a survey of 630 likelyvoters in California
s 36
Congressional District with the margin of error falling to 3.9%. The Dean Dozen is DFA'shighest tier of federal endorsement. It is limited to 12 total candidates running for either US House or US Senateand represents the races that DFA will expend the greatest amount of resources on during the 2012 cycle.Link to this statement and complete polling information can be found on democracyforamerica.com [
insert bit.lylink]###
Democracy for America
is a people-powered Democratic Political Action Committee. With over one millionmembers nationwide,
is a grassroots powerhouse working to change our country and the Democratic Partyfrom the bottom-up.
For Immediate Release: August 15, 2012
Contact: Linsey Pecikonis(202) 746-8426
Paid for by Democracy for America, www.democracyforamerica.com, and not authorized by any candidate.
s 36th Congressional District:Question 1:Question 2:Question 3:Question 4:

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