Gubernatorial, Senate Races Heat Up, Field Polls Find
A Field Poll released Thursday found that former e-Bay CEO Meg Whitman, the Republican gubernatorial candidate, and Attorney General Jerry Brown, the Democratic gubernatorial candidate, are in a dead heat, with each candidate garnering support from 41% of likely voters. Nearly 20% of likely voters still are undecided. Meanwhile, a Field Poll released Friday found that Sen. Barbara Boxer (D) now leads her Republican challenger Carly Fiorina 47% to 41%. The poll also found that the percentage of undecided voters has increased from 9% in July to 12%.
- "Whitman, Brown Tied in Latest Field Poll" (Chang, Sacramento Bee, 9/23).
- "Barbara Boxer Widens Lead Over Fiorina in Poll" (Garofoli, San Francisco Chronicle, 9/24).