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.
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