LA Times: Brown, Boxer Lead in Polls

AG Jerry Brown and Senator Barbara Boxer are beginning to pull away from tight election races according to this story in the Los Angeles Times.

The survey cites negative reaction to both Meg Whitman and Carly Fiorina by likely voters.

From the story: “Democrat Jerry Brown has moved into a narrow lead over Republican Meg Whitman in their fractious contest for governor, while his party colleague Barbara Boxer has opened a wider margin over GOP nominee Carly Fiorina in the race for U.S. Senate, a new Los Angeles Times/USC poll has found.

The Democratic candidates were benefiting from their party’s dominance in California and the continued popularity here of President Obama, who has retained most of his strength in the state even as he has weakened in other parts of the country. Support for Obama may play a key role in the Senate contest, one of a handful nationally that could determine which party wins control of the chamber.

At the same time, the survey showed, Republicans Whitman and Fiorina have yet to convince crucial groups of voters that their businesswoman backgrounds will translate into government success.

Brown, the former governor and current attorney general, held a 49%-44% advantage among likely voters over Whitman, the billionaire former chief executive at EBay.

Boxer, a three-term incumbent, led Fiorina, the former head of Hewlett-Packard, by 51%-43% among likely voters in the survey, a joint effort by The Times and the USC College of Letters, Arts and Sciences.”

  4 comments for “LA Times: Brown, Boxer Lead in Polls

  1. Leonardo Sanzhez
    September 27, 2010 at 12:49 am

    Democrats’ Party talks the talk, while Republican Party walks the walk!!!

    Say NO to failed career politicians, Jerry Brown and Barbara Boxer, who fight for only partisanship!

    VOTE Meg Whitman and Carly Fiorina for a better future of the great golden State of California.

    Both Meg and Carly have the experiences of cutting spending, balancing budget, as well as CREATING JOBS!!! They will fight for small businesses and working families for WE Californian.

  2. September 27, 2010 at 7:53 am

    Carly knows how to create jobs — in INDIA! As far as Meg goes, even the founder of eBay won’t endorse her, and there’s that nasty lawsuit she settled by manhandling a media relations employee.

  3. Montana
    September 27, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    These two republican women are falling in the polls since people are finding out who they real are. Lets face it Carly Fiorina was basically fired from HP, but not before she sent HP USA jobs overseas. California has already tried a so-called outsider Republican, his name Arnold Schwarzenegger, we all know how that turned out. Meg Whitman, thinks she can buy the election, but what puzzles many is if she real cared and loved California then why not do your civil duty and vote, seems that its more rhetoric than anything. She is finding out that California is not for sale and that you can’t buy everything! What a waste of money!

  4. lefty
    September 29, 2010 at 9:13 am

    CS & MW – please.

    Republican nominations are obviously FOR SALE to the highest bidder.

    Cara Sneed (CF) is a PROVEN JOB EXPORTER totally unqualified for public service.

    MW almost never – even bothered to vote – now she expects others to vote for her? Why, for her unprincipled pandering & flip-flops?

    The Republicans – FOR SALE – to the Highest Bidder Nomination System is leaving them sadly lacking in palatable candidates.

    And the AVERAGE voter – who “thanks to Republican service to Greedy Wall Street Bankers” (Gramm/ Leach/ Bliley Act, NAFTA, PNTR) – have more time on their hands to ferret out the truth on these charlatans.

    Does anyone truly believe the concerns of ultra-rich Republican Candidates – is really the same as the concerns of the average American Family?

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