Election 2010: California Governor

California Governor: Brown (D) Edges Further Ahead
Friday, October 15, 2010

Coming off a bare-knuckles debate this week, Democrat Jerry Brown hits his highest level of support to date in his race against Republican Meg Whitman to be the next governor of California.

The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in the state finds Brown with 50% of the vote to Whitman’s 44%. Two percent (2%) like some other candidate in the race, and four percent (4%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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

At the beginning of the month, Brown posted a similar 49% to 44% lead. 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, who was hit in recent weeks with charges of employing an illegal immigrant as a housekeeper, has declined slightly from a high of 48% in the same period.

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