All eyes are on the 6 key congressional races in Southern California. Democrats hope to take some or all of those seats -- previously held by Republicans -- which could help the party retake control of the House.
The new poll, conducted by Berkeley IGS Poll and the LA Times, shows that Democrats have the lead in these races now, just weeks before Nov. 6. But they are so tight that any hiccup could revert them to Republican control.
Mark DiCamillo, director of IGS Poll at UC Berkeley’s Institute of Governmental Studies; he conducted the survey
Sean T. Walsh, Republican political analyst and partner at Wilson Walsh Consulting in San Francisco; he is a former adviser to California Governors Pete Wilson and Arnold Schwarzenegger and a former White House staffer for Presidents Reagan and H.W. Bush