Morse Closing the Gap in Final Stretch - 49% to 45%


Wednesday, October 24th, 2018
Anthony Kusich, (916) 288-2228,

ROSEVILLE, Calif. – Today, the Morse for Congress campaign released the results of an internal poll in the 4th Congressional District race showing a close race in the closing days of the campaign. At 49%-45%, just four points separate incumbent Congressman Tom McClintock and Jessica Morse. This is the first publicly released general election poll of the campaign, a race that has grown increasingly competitive as McClintock faces his toughest challenge since his first election in 2008, which he won by half of a percent. 

The poll was conducted by Clarity Campaign Labs over the course of October 15-16 among 840 voters in the district. 

Also of note in the poll, Morse has a lead of 63% to 31% among independent/decline-to-state voters — a key constituency in the community.  

These numbers represent a significant improvement from Trump's 54% win in the district two years ago. 

Recently Jessica Morse also announced that she raised just over $1.3 million in the third fundraising quarter of 2018 – the most ever raised by a 4th district candidate of any party in a single quarter. This stands in stark contrast to incumbent Congressman Tom McClintock, who raised only $360,000 in the same period  a deficit of more than 3 to 1.

A link to the polling memo can be found here.