Internal polls released over the past two weeks show Diane Harkey and Mike Levin in a tight race to succeed Rep. Darrell Issa in the 49th Congressional District.
A poll by Harkey’s campaign that was obtained by the Roll Call political website showed her with 46 percent to Levin’s 43 percent. The poll was conducted July 15-17.
However, an earlier poll by Levin’s campaign, conducted June 24-27, showed him with 44 percent to Harkey’s 41 percent.
Levin, an environmental attorney, led a crowded field of Democrats in the June primary, while Harkey, a member of the State Board of Equalization, was the top Republican vote-getter.
Issa, who narrowly won re-election in 2016, decided to retire rather than fight another campaign. He endorsed Harkey as his successor.
The district encompasses north coastal San Diego and south Orange counties.
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