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Barbara Boxer Edges Out Carly Fiorina in Most Recent Poll

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Another day, another poll for the closely watched California U.S. Senate seat. And what's new? Nothing, really, as it's too close to call. The latest survey is compliments of Public Policy Polling, which found that voters are 50% for incumbent Barbara Boxer and 42% for former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina.

But as KPCC noted, this is not an exactly reliable poll. Besides the 3.9 percent margin of error, which could put the two candidates even closer, the poll surveyed registered voters, not likely voters. Then add this: the poll was automated over the phone where the participant chose answers by pressing a number, which is considered to be a less reliable way to garner answers.