Meanwhile, Carly Fiorina has barely pulled ahead of Tom Campbell in a closely-contested race. Carly's one-point lead over Campbell isn't much to bank on, but she's taken steps to make a name for herself as a conservative politician. Earlier this week, she expressed opposition to the health care reform bill, efforts to curb climate change, and gays.
She's also gained global recognition by commissioning a couple of completely insane commercials. With all the chatter around her demon-sheep ad, there's been hardly any mention of her firing from Compaq or business relationship with Iran.
In the gubernatorial race, Meg Whitman's taken the lead over Steve Poizner. Like Fiorina, Poizner has taken steps to establish himself as a strong conservative, expressing his desire to impose limits on abortions and gay couples. Unlike fellow anti-gay legislator Roy Ashburn, Poizner has not been caught in any same-sex scandals to date.
So far, neither Fiorina's nor Poizner's conservative stances have translated into reliable support among voters. But with the primaries coming up on June 8 and the general election not for another seven months, there's still plenty of time for surprises.