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GOP Senate hopefuls Tom Campbell and Carly Fiorina remain locked in a statistical dead heat with less than three weeks to go until the June 8 primary, according to a poll released tonight by Public Policy Institute of California.

Fiorina posted a slight lead, with 25 percent support among likely GOP primary voters. Twenty-three percent of respondents said they backed Campbell.

PPIC's March survey found similar results, with 24 percent of respondents backing Fiorina and 23 percent backing Campbell.

While Chuck DeVore still trails the two front-runners, the Irvine assemblyman saw a jump in support, which has doubled from 8 percent in March to 16 percent in this poll.

The poll surveyed 411 voters likely to vote in the Republican primary, with a margin of error of five percentage points for that subgroup.

As for the general election, Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer leads all three would-be challengers in hypothetical matchups.

Boxer's lead has grown since March, when poll results put her in a dead heat with Campbell or Fiorina, but both GOP front-runners are still within striking distance.

The three-term senator now leads Fiorina by nine points (48 percent to 39 percent) and Campbell by six points (46 percent to 40 percent). The poll's margin of error among likely voters is plus or minus three points.

Click here to read the full poll. Find coverage of the gubernatorial race results on


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