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Riordan and Davis Close in Poll

Tuesday, 29 January 2002 12:00 AM

The survey offered little good news for the incumbent California governor.

Fewer than half of Davis' fellow Democrats are committed to supporting his re-election. That said, Davis ran even with Riordan among registered voters, 44 percent to 43 percent, in a trial contest for November.

However, Davis would easily defeat Republican Bill Simon Jr. and Secretary of State Bill Jones, 51 percent to 33 percent.

Californians will vote in primary elections March 5. In the GOP primary, the former mayor leads the field with 34 percent, followed by businessman Simon with 20 percent and Secretary of State Jones with 13 percent.

Riordan's lead depends on voter turnout, the Times poll said.

Under a high turnout, Riordan's lead widens to 37 percent, with Simon at 18 percent and Jones at 14 percent. In a low turnout election, Riordan's lead slips to 26 percent to 21 percent for Simon and 14 percent for Jones.

The survey found that Riordan is benefiting the most from his wide name recognition, as well as the eight years he spent as Los Angeles mayor.

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