California voters headed to the polls on Wednesday for the first time in a presidential election that has brought a new era of political uncertainty.
But the state is also heading for a new level of uncertainty.
As voters head to the ballot boxes to cast their ballots in the first round of the governor’s race, the latest polling data is already starting to emerge.
As of Tuesday morning, the exit polls released by California’s secretary of state showed the state’s Democratic nominee, former Secretary of State Kate Brown, leading Republican challenger Matt McGinty by just 0.6 percentage points, a slight shift from the previous polling average.
The polls had Brown leading McGintys 52.3 percent to 44.9 percent, according to the latest count by Edison Research.
But that’s only the first poll released by the state, as McGinties campaign is expected to release more early and absentee ballots.
That data is likely to lead to more uncertainty for the governor, who is now in the middle of his own battle with the national party to win over voters.
The race will determine how many votes McGintymans will collect from California’s 95 electoral votes.
McGinty is expected hold onto a small lead, but a victory there could mean an opening for Brown, who was once viewed as a lock to win the race.
McGlinty had a small margin of victory in the state on Tuesday, according with Edison, with a 47.5 percent to 47.4 percent margin of error.
In the same poll, Brown had a lead of 0.5 percentage points.
The California Secretary of the State’s office released the latest results on Wednesday morning.
The state also released preliminary results from a new poll conducted for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) which found McGintey with a 46.5 to 44 percent lead in the race to fill the Democratic congressional seat vacated by the death of Rep. Andre Carson, D-Calif., who was assassinated on the Capitol steps in Sacramento in July.
McGrady was up by 0.7 percentage points from a similar poll conducted last week.
McGoldin’s lead was slightly smaller in the latest poll, but was still larger than the 0.4 percentage point lead McGintis lead in Edison’s previous poll.
McDonald’s also released a poll, which showed McGintay up by 2.4 points.
The DCCC released the results Tuesday morning.
McBurgert’s lead in a new survey was smaller, at 0.3 percentage points in the poll.
A recent poll from Democratic strategist Jon Cohen of the firm Public Policy Polling showed McGinys support was up 5 percentage points over last week, with Brown’s support unchanged.
McCrandell’s support was unchanged, but his lead was up 6 percentage points compared to a previous poll conducted by Public Policy.
McCutcheon was a surprise candidate to enter the race, according both in the political circles and in the general electorate.
McDermott was a top-tier candidate, according polls, but he struggled to draw support from voters.
McDougherty’s campaign did not release any new polling information, but polls conducted before the election showed him down in the polls in most recent surveys.
McGehee was expected to challenge McGint’s victory in 2018.
McInty has been running a strong campaign in the last several weeks, winning endorsements from former President Donald Trump, former President Bill Clinton, and former Vice President Joe Biden.
The governor also has the backing of national Democratic groups, which have pledged $4 million to help him defeat McGintry.
McGovern has said he would run in 2020 if he were elected.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.