With Northern California having coming down with a serious case of World Series fever, San Francisco pollster Ben Tulchin added a baseball question to his latest California political poll and came up with some interesting differences between those in the state who are rooting for the Giants and those who are pulling for the Texas Rangers.
First, as expected, the large majority of Californians are rooting for the in-state team -- 53 percent for the Giants, 15 percent for the Rangers.
Among Giants fans, Democratic candidates are dominating. They favor Jerry Brown over Meg Whitman 56 percent to 32 percent, Barbara Boxer over Carly Fiorina 59 percent to 33 percent and Gavin Newsom over Abel Maldonado 52 percent to 24 percent.
Rangers' fans tend to be Republicans, and are backing Whitman, Fiorina and Maldonado.
Perhaps the best hope for the GOP slate is that the Giants wrap up the World Series with a a victory tonight. The party in Northern California might be so wild that many Giants fans will be either too tired or too hungover, or both, to make it to the polls tomorrow.