By Dan Walters
firstname.lastname@example.org The Sacramento Bee
Published: Wednesday, Mar. 17, 2010 – 12:00 am | Page 3A
Political California is fixated on the rapidly developing contests for high-profile offices, particularly what appears to be a looming slugfest between Republican Meg Whitman and Democrat Jerry Brown for a governorship that will be dominated by the state’s chronic budget crisis.
A new Field Research Corp. poll implies that the duel for the GOP nomination between Whitman and Steve Poizner may be yesterday’s news. She did well in a debate Monday between the two, and the Field Poll – taken before the debate – found she now holds a nearly 5-1 lead over Poizner among Republicans, 63 percent to 14 percent.
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