Despite Criminal Charges, San Diego County Rep. Duncan Hunter Still Leads in Reelection Fight: Poll

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Congressman Duncan Hunter walks out of the San Diego Federal Courthouse after an arraignment hearing on Aug. 23, 2018. (Credit: Sandy Huffaker / Getty Images)

Congressman Duncan Hunter walks out of the San Diego Federal Courthouse after an arraignment hearing on Aug. 23, 2018. (Credit: Sandy Huffaker / Getty Images)

Facing a federal indictment for misuse of campaign funds, Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Alpine) is still the front-runner in the race for the 50th Congressional District — although with a shrinking advantage over Democratic challenger Ammar Campa-Najjar.

According to a Survey USA poll released Monday, Hunter has an eight-point lead over his opponent, 47% to 39%, with 13% undecided.

In the June primary, the top two finishers were Hunter, with 47%, and Campa-Najjar at 18%.

However, as the field of candidates has narrowed, Campa-Najjar appears to have consolidated support among Democrats and even potentially picked up backing among some swing voters.

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