Internal polling puts Miller over Villapudua in Stockton Assembly seat

An internal polling war has emerged between the two candidates in the Stockton-area Assembly race, the lone competitive legislative battle in the Valley.

Although California Assembly candidate Carlos Villapudua released poll results showing a double-digit lead, his competitor, San Joaquin County Supervisor Kathy Miller, released a poll of her own showing the opposite. 

The internal poll, conducted by David Binder Research, revealed that Miller – a current San Joaquin County Supervisor – leads Villapudua 42 percent to 31 percent after voter education. 


Before voter education, Villapudua led 33 precent to 25 percent, according to Miller’s poll. 

David Binder Research surveyed 400 likely voters for the poll. 

Although both candidates are running as Democrats, Miller leads among voters of the same party by a margin of 54 percent to 23 percent. 

Miller also holds an 11 percent lead among independent voters. 

Villapudua won the March primary, taking 35.9 percent of the vote. Miller won a tightly-contested race for second at 31.9 percent, a mere 30 votes more than fellow Democrat and San Joaquin County Supervisor Christina Fugazi.

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