Voters are not paying much attention to next year’s open primary election for Barbara Boxer’s U.S. Senate seat, according to the latest NBC Bay Area Field Poll.
Kamala Harris is leading, but just 19 percent of voters selected her as their first choice. Nearly six in 10 likely voters are undecided, the poll shows.
The good news for Harris’s main opponent, Loretta Sanchez, is almost 60 percent of those surveyed aren’t even tuned in to the Senate race.
With so many voters having no preference whatsoever, there’s plenty of room for another candidate or two, NBC Bay Area political analyst Larry Gerston predicts. The deadline for candidates to file is in March 2016.