IRVINE, CA – – Congresswoman Mimi Walters is leading challenger Katie Porter in the tight race for California’s 45th congressional district, according to a new poll.

Among those who have definitely made a decision, Walters leads Porter 37% to 36%. Among informed voters, Walters’ lead expands to 44% to 39%.

“As voters learn more about Katie Porter’s extremely liberal position on economic issues including taxes, government spending and regulations, they move away from her. She is clearly not a good fit for the 45th district,” said Walters campaign consultant Dave Gilliard. “Democrats have poured massive amounts of money into this district, but they cannot hide the fact they have a fundamentally flawed candidate.”

The poll of 400 likely voters was conducted by Public Opinion Strategies, September 24-27.