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Two new polls show Brown ahead of Whitman in governor's race
San Jose Mercury News ^ | 10/4/10 | Ken McLaughlin

Posted on 10/04/2010 8:27:28 PM PDT by SmithL

Two new polls Monday showed Democrat Jerry Brown leading Republican Meg Whitman in the race for governor, but the modest point spread indicates it will likely remain a tight contest to the finish.

The Rasmussen and SurveyUSA polls were the first taken since celebrity Los Angeles attorney Gloria Allred revealed last week that Whitman had employed an illegal immigrant housekeeper for nine years -- a story that has dominated the campaign ever since.

The polls were released on a day when KGO-AM in San Francisco announced that a radio debate between Whitman and Brown scheduled for today had been canceled. Exactly why remains a bit of a mystery.

The Rasmussen poll of 750 likely voters showed 49 percent favored Brown, while 44 percent favored Whitman. In a similar survey two weeks ago, Rasmussen found the two candidates in a statistical dead heat -- Brown at 47 percent, Whitman at 46 percent

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TOPICS: Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: ca2010; capoll; goldenstate; jerrybrown; megwhitman; moonbeam; polls; rasmussen; surveyusa; whitman
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1 posted on 10/04/2010 8:27:33 PM PDT by SmithL
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To: SmithL

Why would anybody expect anything else from Californians?


2 posted on 10/04/2010 8:30:52 PM PDT by clintonh8r ("Let them eat lobster cake." Michelle Antoinette, vacation #6.)
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To: SmithL

Let him have it. I’d rather have the Titanic slip beneath the waves with a Democrat at the helm than a RINO.


3 posted on 10/04/2010 8:31:06 PM PDT by hometoroost (Somewhere a community is missing its cruise director)
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To: SmithL

1. There was bound to be some fallout to the hit piece maid b.s. story.

2. Likely voters? Dems have a very low motivation to turn out.

3. People know Jerry Brown. He’s maxed out his voters. I’d give Whitman the edge with undecideds.

4. It IS California. Republican having a legit shot at a win = great news.


4 posted on 10/04/2010 8:31:46 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: SmithL

RCP Average Brown +2.8
CNN/Time Brown +9
PPIC Whitman +1
SurveyUSA Brown +3
Rasmussen Reports Brown +1
LA Times/USC Brown +5
Field Tie


5 posted on 10/04/2010 8:33:03 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience.)
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To: SmithL
So a minor pt bump is the best the Brown can do after all the lies Brown can peddle.
Its sad.

okay Calmanure and posse, troll away.

6 posted on 10/04/2010 8:33:59 PM PDT by ncalburt (Even)
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To: TigerClaws

If this is the Gloria Allred bounce then it is underwhelming. If it fades in the next few weeks then Meg has a good chance.


7 posted on 10/04/2010 8:34:13 PM PDT by freedomrings69
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To: SmithL

Let them reap what they sow.

Pretty sure in less than a month us in the rust belt won’t have to bail their worthless union asses out.


8 posted on 10/04/2010 8:35:44 PM PDT by quantim (Victory is not relative, it is absolute.)
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To: clintonh8r

Having lived in California for 42 years I won’t be surprised to see Brown, Boxer and Global Warming win... Hope not, but just trying to be realistic.


9 posted on 10/04/2010 8:36:19 PM PDT by 20 years too late
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To: hometoroost
Gee , another brilliant idea.
Don't vote let the radical left win .

brilliant

10 posted on 10/04/2010 8:37:21 PM PDT by ncalburt (Even)
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To: SmithL

Good. Seriously. It’s apparent that California needs to truly feel the effects of their misplaced sentimentialism. I might even vote for Brown myself, just to hasten the state’s fiscal demise. I live amongst some of the most selfish, childish, entitled voters anywhere.

I’m stuck here, too. There’s no way i’m leaving (family commitments). Which means I’ll just continue to be the bitter man on campus, who will eventually be proven correct, but long after there’s any way to do anything about it.

No prob, all my toys are dialed in and there’s plenty of food on the table.


11 posted on 10/04/2010 8:37:39 PM PDT by rmccullo
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To: SmithL

Nightengale.


12 posted on 10/04/2010 8:38:36 PM PDT by REDWOOD99
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To: clintonh8r

Look at all the Freepers who are voting for Brown rather than Whitman..... go figure. They have a death wish for the formerly great state of California.


13 posted on 10/04/2010 8:38:54 PM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
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To: hometoroost

I’m all for the Californian dems sinking in their own cesspool with Jerry Brown at the helm.

Besides, if Whitman wins, the newly in-charge Republicans in Congress might be more inclined to bail California out of its mess with our money. That won’t happen if Moonbeam is in charge.

However, I am for Boxer to be called ma’m for the rest of her life.


14 posted on 10/04/2010 8:44:19 PM PDT by A'elian' nation ( I miss Calvin Coolidge.)
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To: ncalburt; calcowgirl
okay Calmanure and posse, troll away.

Hey, CalCowGirl, seems ncalburt is too much of a wuss to ping you after he slanders you.

His behaviour doesn't surprise me in the least given his apologetics for the horrible RINO so-called Republican Meg Whitman.
15 posted on 10/04/2010 8:44:33 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: Arizona Carolyn

“Look at all the Freepers who are voting for Brown rather than Whitman..... go figure.”

That’s ok, there are probably a few Kossacks canceling them out - just unable to vote for Moonbeam again. Maybe they are starting to feel the effects of the socialism.


16 posted on 10/04/2010 8:45:00 PM PDT by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: ncalburt
Well first of all I can't vote in California as I don't live there. Second, if Whitman the RINO does win she can't and won't do anything to right the ship so she'll be another Arnold and Republicans will get the blame for California's inevitable failure.

So if you actually think that electing Whitman is going to save California's bacon then maybe you're the one who's not so brilliant.

Finally, I didn't say I actually wanted Brown to win but if he does let him take the hit for the inevitable collapse.

17 posted on 10/04/2010 8:45:35 PM PDT by hometoroost (Somewhere a community is missing its cruise director)
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To: clintonh8r
Why would anybody expect anything else from Californians?

Again the (R)s put up a wuss. She is not anywhere a conservative sooo the "candy man" (Brown)wins again. This state will not change by the election of this race. This nation is not going to change by the outcome of this election. We may be center/right nation but the election fix WILL not allow it to happen. NOT make it happen.

18 posted on 10/04/2010 8:47:31 PM PDT by Digger (If RINO is your selection, then failure is your election)
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To: Persevero

I lived through both Moonbean’s terms... his dad was governor when my fami;ly moved to California.


19 posted on 10/04/2010 8:48:05 PM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
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To: clintonh8r

California is over. The golden state is gone. Socialism has triumphed. Illinois too is like California; broke, eroding
middle class losing businesses the rise of poor minorities and firm one party rule.

The makers will relocate to different states or countries.
The takers of course will remain behind bleeding whatever is left in the corpse.

We are witnesses to the devolution of the U.S.A. This next election will show even greater political divisions among the states. It’s inevitable.


20 posted on 10/04/2010 8:49:47 PM PDT by ChiMark
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To: Arizona Carolyn

Why would a FReeper vote for Moonbeam? Whitman isn’t pure enough for them?


21 posted on 10/04/2010 8:50:06 PM PDT by clintonh8r ("Let them eat lobster cake." Michelle Antoinette, vacation #6.)
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To: hometoroost

I think about that with mclame. I would’nt have the energy to to defend his obama-lite policies.


22 posted on 10/04/2010 8:50:33 PM PDT by stevio (Freedom! -NRA)
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To: clintonh8r

If Californians want to allow a slip and fall lawyer like Gloria Allred to have more influence over how they vote rather than the issues that actually impact California, then they get what they deserve. I wish California luck and now officially write the state off. It, along with NY and some other states will soon become irrelevant.


23 posted on 10/04/2010 8:51:41 PM PDT by FlipWilson
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To: Arizona Carolyn
Look at all the Freepers who are voting for Brown rather than Whitman..... go figure. They have a death wish for the formerly great state of California.

Carolyn,

Nothing good will come from either a Brown or Whitman governership.

Meg will disappoint you in ways just like Arnold.

SHe is bad news and will only help to finish the job Arnold started where destroying the GOP in California is concerned.

It's her full-throated support for taxpayer-funded Abortion that I can't stomach.

It's bad enough when your political enemies, invested in Marxism, support Abortion, but when somebody who is supposed to be on my team and representing me supports it, there is no way that I'll be voting for this turd of a candidate.

There is no excuse for this type of behavior, none.
24 posted on 10/04/2010 8:52:51 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: clintonh8r
Why would a FReeper vote for Moonbeam? Whitman isn’t pure enough for them?

1. Supports Tax-Payer funded Abortion
2. Is an Open-Border Advocate, was against AZ1070
3. Supports the Global Warming Scam, is against Prop. 23.

What is your definitino of pure enough?
25 posted on 10/04/2010 8:54:46 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: ChiMark
"Socialism has triumphed."

You mean like in Russia? Or maybe Cuba? Or how about Europe?

26 posted on 10/04/2010 8:54:59 PM PDT by I am Richard Brandon
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To: SmithL
Nathan Bedford's maxim:

All Politics in America is not local but ultimately racial.


27 posted on 10/04/2010 8:55:17 PM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: clintonh8r
Why would anybody expect anything else from Californians?

Hmmm,

What?

28 posted on 10/04/2010 8:57:00 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: SoConPubbie

Interesting.

You too are very investing in radical leftist Brown winning .

What a shock ??

I am sure your just a very concerned “so called : conservative that wants a left wing
/Prop 13 hating / SEUI supporting/ Acorn loving/ Cal Nurse Assoc loving/ candidate to WIN.

And that make sense in what reality ??


29 posted on 10/04/2010 8:58:43 PM PDT by ncalburt (Even)
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To: ncalburt
You too are very investing in radical leftist Brown winning .

No, just invested in somebody who isn't a Republican and doesn't represent the core values of the GOP winning and therefore moving the GOP further to the left and to it's eventual demise as a result.

I take it Killing Babies doesn't bother you a bit, right?
30 posted on 10/04/2010 9:01:17 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie; ncalburt
No, just invested in somebody who isn't a Republican and doesn't represent the core values of the GOP winning and therefore moving the GOP further to the left and to it's eventual demise as a result.

Should have said:

No, just invested in somebody not winning who isn't a Republican and doesn't represent the core values of the GOP winning and therefore moving the GOP further to the left and to it's eventual demise as a result.
31 posted on 10/04/2010 9:02:39 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: clintonh8r
Why would anybody expect anything else from Californians?

Precisely, 3rd worlders think like 3rd worlders! Californians love their illegals.
32 posted on 10/04/2010 9:03:40 PM PDT by roses of sharon (I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13)
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To: hometoroost
Please spare me.

Why don't you work so a radical leftists can win the Gov and state houses in your state house so it can be controlled by the radical leftists .

So decades later , the conservatives can magically sweep in make everything right.

I loved all those Sci Fi movies like :Return of the King ,
too !

I live in the here and now !

33 posted on 10/04/2010 9:07:02 PM PDT by ncalburt (Even)
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To: nathanbedford

“All Politics in America is not local but ultimately racial.”

Thanks for being bold enough to say that.

If anything, racial politics are going to increase in “intensity” in the next 10-20 years, ultimately reaching a boiling point.

The election of a black to the presidency has done nothing to halt this trend and everything to exacerbate it. But then, considering the deteriorating “state of the races” over the last forty years, we should have expected nothing less that what we’re seeing now.

Another poster wrote:
“We are witnesses to the devolution of the U.S.A. This next election will show even greater political divisions among the states. It’s inevitable.”

He, too, is exactly right. I’m beginning to believe that the issue is no longer _if_ the United States is going to dis-unite, but just when and how that is going to happen.

Whether the “splittin’” is going to be peaceful or traumatic, can’t say. We know what happened once before!


34 posted on 10/04/2010 9:12:12 PM PDT by Grumplestiltskin (I may look new, but it's only deja vu!)
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To: SoConPubbie

My “definitino” is somebody who isn’t Jerry Brown.


35 posted on 10/04/2010 9:13:00 PM PDT by clintonh8r ("Let them eat lobster cake." Michelle Antoinette, vacation #6.)
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To: hometoroost

“Let him have it. I’d rather have the Titanic slip beneath the waves with a Democrat at the helm than a RINO.

I am almost with you on that.
Whitman turned me off with her infatuation with Van Jones.
Anyway, I do not have a dog in that hunt, so I am ambivalent.
The land of nuts and fruits gets what it deserves.


36 posted on 10/04/2010 9:19:08 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: SoConPubbie
Wow, you are very invested in Brown winning,aren't we.

Jerry Brown who Planned parenthood has spent millions on and who is supported by the Radical Socialist/Environ wacko/ Acorn loving nutters. But I did love that “ killing babies comments!!

Your just another ordinary GOP /Meg hater posters that wants Brown to win to prove a point !!

That makes sense to whom ?

37 posted on 10/04/2010 9:25:04 PM PDT by ncalburt (Even)
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To: SoConPubbie

Dang anklebiters! Can’t seem to shake ‘em off. ;-)


38 posted on 10/04/2010 9:29:08 PM PDT by calcowgirl ("In politics the middle way is none at all." -- John Adams)
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To: rmccullo
Well if the Republicans take the house, and Brown wins the Governorship of California, at least when California finally goes down the crapper they wont get any help from the Feds, cause you know the Dems will bail our their Socialist Utopia.
39 posted on 10/04/2010 9:29:16 PM PDT by Husker24
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To: AlexW
Oh wow Alex W, your back too.

I know .

Its a grand idea to let MOONBEAM WIN.

What an original idea.

Are you still peddling the story that your overseas butr but still hate Meg Whitman from a far ??

40 posted on 10/04/2010 9:30:32 PM PDT by ncalburt (Even)
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To: SmithL

We Californians are so f’n stupid.

Or are memories so short that we don’t remember Brown’s first go around as Governor?

Glad I’m moving.


41 posted on 10/04/2010 9:30:40 PM PDT by hattend (Like a termite to wood, Obama only wants to destroy - Mark Levin)
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To: hometoroost
Let him have it. I’d rather have the Titanic slip beneath the waves with a Democrat at the helm than a RINO.

Would you want that result for your state? Wouldn't you rather do everything possible to prevent a catastrophic failure? California has a better chance of turning things around with Whitman at the helm.

42 posted on 10/04/2010 9:34:56 PM PDT by upsdriver (The revolution begins on Nov. 2 to take back our country. The American people vs the ruling elite.)
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To: calcowgirl

The number one Meg hater is back.

Hey .how is it going ?????

Welcome back to another Meg Whitman trashing session.

I realize that you will contact the Admin person if your OUTED TOO Quickly..

Let the Meg Whitman trashing session BEGIN !!!!


43 posted on 10/04/2010 9:35:38 PM PDT by ncalburt (Even)
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To: ncalburt

“Its a grand idea to let MOONBEAM WIN.”

I never said that. I said I am ambivalent. You can look that word up in the dictionary.
I do not think either candidate will make a nickels worth
of change in that cesspool of a state.
I would rather it sink with Brown there, then on Whitman’s watch.
A RINO is still a wolf in sheep’s clothing.
Ask Ahhhnold.

If this were a US congressional position, I would feel differently, and give wholehearted support to Whitman.


44 posted on 10/04/2010 9:39:13 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: AlexW
The land of nuts and fruits gets what it deserves.

As a native Californian, a life-long conservative who has never, ever missed an election, and a veteran who believes that the country (and each state) is worth defending, I don't think California deserves a death spiral into financial oblivion.

We deserve truthful candidates and honest elections with votes cast and tallied by U.S. citizens. Certified-whacko-Jerrry Brown could never win a completely fair election.

.

45 posted on 10/04/2010 9:45:43 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: AlexW
Maybe you do not realize that even a complete
disaster like Arnold can still VETO the awful crap cooked up by the left wing Nutters in Sactown..\

Here is a list:

http://www.google.com/search?q=arnold+vetoes&hl=en&rls=com.microsoft:en-us:IE-SearchBox&rlz=1I7GGLL_en&prmd=ivn&source=univ&tbs=nws:1&tbo=u&ei=6qqqTOGEKY34swOdxu2nAw&sa=X&oi=news_group&ct=title&resnum=1&ved=0CCUQqAIwAA

Whitman can do the same thing. It works.

46 posted on 10/04/2010 9:49:20 PM PDT by ncalburt (Even)
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To: upsdriver

Exactly.


47 posted on 10/04/2010 9:56:40 PM PDT by ncalburt (Even)
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To: Seaplaner

“As a native Californian,”

Well, I do not want to be misinterpreted.
I do love the PHYSICAL California.
I have twin brothers that have spent 50 years of their adult life in, of all places, San Francisco, and I always enjoyed my visits there.

From a political standpoint, however, the state stinks, and has for quite some time, and it does seem to attract the lowest of the low for citizens.

It is sad that you can not have a true Republican as governor.
In reality I do admit that I would naturally
choose Whitman over moonbeam, but I think she is a classic
RINO, and we see where they have gotten us.


48 posted on 10/04/2010 10:03:03 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: SmithL
Brown is INELIGIBLE

We are faced with Jerry Brown going for a 3rd term -- illegally -- in a state the limits governors, today, to no more than 2 terms. That should make him ineligible to run for governor. Have laws no meaning today?

49 posted on 10/04/2010 10:05:15 PM PDT by flamefront (Any recent mention of REPARATIONS? No, the wealth redistribution yields the same result.)
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To: ncalburt

Zip it.
And quit posting lies.


50 posted on 10/04/2010 10:39:15 PM PDT by calcowgirl ("In politics the middle way is none at all." -- John Adams)
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