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Most Recent Gubernatorial Poll: Brown 50%, Whitman 44%

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Supporters and protesters gather during a news conference in front of Dorris Place Elementary School in Elysian Valley where California Attorney General and Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Jerry Brown spoke on Thursday (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
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Despite the "whore" controversy, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown is leading Republican opponent Meg Whitman by 6 points, according to the latest poll from Rasmussen.

"The numbers: Brown 50%, Whitman 44%. likely voters has a ±4% margin of error," explained TPM. "In the previous Rasmussen poll from two weeks ago, Brown led by a nearly-identical margin of 49%-44%." In late August, Brown was at 40% and Whitman at 48%.

TPM has been keeping a scorecard by averaging most all polls, whether Rasmussen, Field, LA Times, etc., about the race. The average of all them combined has Brown at 47.1% and Whitman at 43.9%.