California Republican Leads Obama-backed Democrat Accused of Sexual Misconduct in Hotly Contested Race: Poll

Sexual harassment allegations raised against Democrat opponent by fellow Democrat

A new poll shows a Republican candidate in a highly contested swing district in California is leading by 10 points over her Democratic opponent — who was endorsed by former President Barack Obama but whose candidacy was plagued by accusations of sexual misconduct.

Young Kim, a former representative in the California State Assembly, is leading Democrat Gil Cisneros among likely voters in California’s 39th Congressional District, according to a Monmouth University poll released Tuesday.

The support among the candidates is divided mostly along racial lines, with most Hispanic voters supporting Cisneros, who made his riches in lottery winnings, while Asian voters and non-Hispanic white voters are supporting Kim.

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