Boxer leading Fiorina by 6 points in California

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(Reuters) – California Democratic Senator Barbara Boxer has extended her narrow lead over Republican challenger Carly Fiorina in her closely watched bid for re-election in November, according to a poll released on Friday.

Boxer, facing the toughest electoral fight of her Senate career, led Fiorina, a former Hewlett-Packard CEO, by 47 percent to 41 percent in the Field Poll.

That marked a slight gain from the Field Poll conducted in July, which showed the three-term senator leading Fiorina, making her first run for public office, by 47 percent to 44 percent.

Republicans, who see a chance to regain majorities in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives in the November 2 elections, would love to defeat Boxer, an outspoken liberal and strong supporter of President Barack Obama’s agenda.

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