Monday, October 04, 2010
In the first poll conducted since Meg Whitman faced accusations from her former housekeeper and a debate on Univision, former Governor Jerry Brown now holds a modest advantage in California’s gubernatorial race.
The latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Voters shows Brown picking up 49% of the vote while Whitman draws support from 44%. Four percent (4%) prefer some other candidate while four percent (4%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
Two weeks ago, the candidates were virtually tied with Brown picking up 47% support to Whitman’s 46%.
In surveys conducted from February through September, Whitman, the former CEO of eBay, has earned 38% to 48% support. Brown's backing in those same surveys ranged from 40% to 47%.
This race moves from Toss-Up to Leans Democratic in the Rasmussen Reports Election 2010 Gubernatorial Scorecard.
The survey of 750 Likely Voters in California was conducted on October 3, 2010 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/-4 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.
Other data from this survey can be found at www.rasmussenreports.com/California. New numbers for the U.S. Senate race in California will be released tomorrow.
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