New poll shows Harris with slight lead over Cooley

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SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) -- California's Democratic attorney general candidate, Kamala Harris, is now leading her GOP opponent with less than one week left until the general election. A new Suffolk University poll released Tuesday shows Harris ahead of Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley, 35 to 34 percent. Meanwhile, Green Party candidate Peter Allen has 2 percent, American Independent candidate Diane Beall Templin has 1 percent, Libertarian Timothy Hannan has 1 percent and Peace and Freedom candidate Robert Evans has 1 percent, with 26 percent of likely voters remaining undecided, according to the survey results. The public Suffolk polling confirms private polling that shows Harris has the momentum heading into the last days of the race and is significantly cutting into Cooley's lead in his home county of Los Angeles. The statewide survey of 600 California likely voters was conducted Oct. 21-24, using live telephone interviews. The margin of error is plus or minus 4 percent at a 95 percent level of confidence, according to Suffolk. The most recent public poll until Tuesday's Suffolk survey, a University of Southern California/Los Angeles Times poll, showed Cooley leading the San Francisco District Attorney 40 to 35 percent. From Legal Newsline: Reach Jessica Karmasek by e-mail at jessica@legalnewsline.com.

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