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Latest Field Poll Shows Democrats Beating Republicans in California Governor & Senate Races

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The Field Poll late this week released pre-election results of their latest survey about California's most contested races. In the gubernatorial arena, it shows Democrat Jerry Brown leading Republican Meg Whitman by 10 points. There's also a wide lead in the race for a U.S. Senate seat where Democratic incumbent Barbara Boxer is ahead of Republican Carly Fiorina by eight points. For both polls, there's a +/- 3.2 margin of error for the nearly 1,100 likely voters surveyed.

Whitman, the former eBay CEO billionaire who has broken records in non-presidential election spending, has seen the number of voters with a negative opinion of her grow to its highest level at 51%. Like Whitman, Brown's unfavorable rating has also steadily grown throughout the campaign to his highest at 47%.

Pollsters cites support among women, non-partisans, Latinos in L.A. County as one big reason why Brown's numbers have jumped. He leads her 49% to 39%. 7% are undediced and 5% are voting for other candidates.