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Poll: Republicans and Marijuana will Win in the November Election

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The latest Survey/USA poll conducted for a handful of California TV stations, including KABC-TV locally, continues to show that Republicans have the lead. That's a pretty consistent theme if you take a look at other recent polls. The poll, which surveyed 569 likely voters, also found that the legalizing marijuana initiative, Prop 19, would pass.

The difference, however, between the past two Survey/USA polls and this one is that Prop 19 is losing support. Now, this is just one survey, but one must wonder when the likes of Senator Dianne Feinstein and other democrats coming out against the initiative, what does that do, if anything? Here's a look at the three polls:

Sept. 2nd: Prop 19 wins 47% to 43%
Aug. 12th: Prop 19 wins 50% to 40%
July 12th: Prop 19 wins 50% to 40%

As for Republicans, today's poll shows them winning -- well, except in the Lt. Governor's Race:

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Governor: Whitman (47%), Brown (40%)
U.S. Senate: Fiorina (48%), Boxer (46%)
Lt. Governor: Newsom (44%), Maldonado (39%)

In the last poll, Former eBay CEO and Republican Meg Whitman only had a one point lead on Attorney General Jerry Brown. But in the July poll she carried a seven point lead. So this category is all over the place.

San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom has gained traction since the last poll and the U.S. Senate race, which was only surveyed in the July poll, is still neck and neck.