Brown Leads Whitman By 2 In California Governor’s Race

The California governor’s race between Democrat Jerry Brown and Republican Meg Whitman remains a nail-biter.

The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in the state finds Brown with 43% support and Whitman earning 41% of the vote. Six percent (6%) prefer another candidate, and 10% are undecided.

For both candidates, this reflects a drop in support over the past month. In July, Whitman was at 47% and Brown at 46%. The two candidates have been neck-and-neck since September 2009. Brown bounced briefly ahead immediately following the state Democratic Convention in April. But the race tightened again in June after Whitman’s Republican primary win.

The survey of 750 Likely Voters in California was conducted on August 3, 2010 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 4 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.

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