Voters were called Aug. 22-26, the time during which news broke about the indictment of Hunter and his wife Margaret for alleged personal use of campaign funds.
“In some respects, voters in Hunter’s district greet news of the indictment with a yawn,” noted SurveyUSA, which conducted the poll.
However, the poll results show that younger and urban voters in the sprawling East County district back Campa-Najjar.
Hunter has represented the district in Congress since 2009, following in the footsteps of his father, Duncan Lee Hunter, who had represented the district since 1981.
The younger Hunter was among the first House members to publicly endorse Donald Trump in his election campaign.
In response to the new poll, Campa-Najjar spokesman Nick Singer said in a statement: “Polling has consistently found this to be a close and competitive race and we are gaining ground every day as voters learn more about Hunter’s corruption and egregious behavior.”
Updated at 3:15 p.m. Aug. 27, 2018