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California Governor: Brown (D) Still Leads Whitman (R)

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Democrat Jerry Brown remains slightly ahead of Republican Meg Whitman in California’s gubernatorial race.

The latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Voters shows Brown picking up 48% of the vote, while Whitman draws support from 42%. Four percent (4%) prefer some other candidate, and six percent (6%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

The race remains Leans Democrat in the Rasmussen Reports Election 2010 Gubernatorial Scorecard

Last week, Brown held a similar 50% to 44% edge over Whitman.   Support for Brown, a longtime Democratic figure in the state who previously served as governor from 1975 to 1983, has steadily risen from 40% in late August. Backing for Whitman, a former CEO of eBay, has declined slightly from a high of 48% in the same period.

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 The survey of 750 Likely Voters in California was conducted on October 21, 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

 Incumbent Democrat Barbara Boxer and Republican challenger Carly Fiorina are still neck-and-neck in California’s U.S. Senate race.

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