Two of California's prominent Republican Senate candidates are running neck and neck in a new poll.

The latest numbers, released Sunday by Greenberg Quinlan Rosner and Public Opinion Strategies, show both Carly Fiorina and Chuck DeVore with about 27 percent of surveyed Republican voters' support.


But few voters know enough about the candidates to form an opinion about them. Only about 29 percent of those surveyed said they felt much of anything about Fiorina, the former Hewlett-Packard CEO who announced her candidacy last week. And just under 20 percent had an opinion of DeVore — a State Assemblyman representing the 70th district of California.

Of course, those numbers are likely to change considerably over the next few months, as both the party primaries and general election draw nearer.

However, one number is sure to remain constant: Almost 80 percent of Californians signified they were unhappy with the direction their state was headed, and more than half indicated they were similarly dismayed by the country's current course. That could provide either Fiorina or DeVore ample political fodder in a race against Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer (Calif.) next year.