Daly’s Margin Is Almost Two-To-One Over Nearest Democrat Competitor

In Recent David Binder Survey Of Registered Voters

Likely To Vote In June Primary In Open Assembly District Race


SANTA ANA – New poll results of likely primary voters in central Orange County’s 69th State Assembly District, show Orange County Clerk-Recorder (and former Anaheim Mayor) Tom Daly with an overwhelming lead over his Democratic opponents in the race to replace termed-out State Assemblyman Jose Solorio.  Solorio has endorsed Daly’s effort to replace him.


The Survey, conducted February 11-13, 2012 of 400 likely voters (4.9% margin of error) showed the following results:


2012 AD69 Primary Preferences    Total

Tom Daly (D)                                          25%

Michele Martinez (D)                             13%

Francisco Barragan (D)                         5%

Julio Perez (D)                                         4%

Robert Hammond (R)                          25%

Undecided                                              28%


“Daly is the only Democratic candidate who receives notable support among all parties,” said David Binder, whose firm conducted the recent survey.

“As the campaign commences and voters begin to focus on the candidates for State Assembly, the survey shows that Daly, with his experience as the Orange County Clerk-Recorder and as former Mayor of Anaheim, is in a strong position to win this contest,” continued Binder.  “When voters hear more about his background, experience, qualifications and accomplishments, they react very positively.”


Binder’s survey shows that Democrat Daly receives the vote of 30% of Democrats, 18% of Republicans, and 30% of Independents.  Santa Ana Councilwoman Michele Martinez receives 21% of Democrats, 1% of Republicans, and 17% of Independents; while Non-Profit Workforce Director Julio Perez receives 7% of Democrats, 3% of Independents, and no Republican support.


When voters hear more about Daly, his numbers jump even higher, with an initial positive sentiment of 35% moving to 80% after voters hear a short paragraph regarding his background and extensive experience.