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Strong Leads for Brown and Boxer in CNN/Time Poll

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With less than five weeks to November's election, polls about California's two biggest races are seemingly coming out daily. Today is one from CNN/Time, which shows Democrats in the lead. Among likely voters, it shows incumbent U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer leading former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina 52% to 43%. The exact same numbers were reflected in the gubernatorial race with Attorney General Jerry Brown ahead of former eBay CEO Meg Whitman.

However, the range between candidates broadened when a larger sampling of registered voters was considered. The results yielded Boxer leading Fiorina by 19 points at 56% to 37% and Brown leading Whitman by 13 points at 52% to 39%.

1,507 adults were polled by telephone between September 24th and 28th. 1,325 were registered voters in California and 786 of them were considered likely voters. The margin of error is +/- 2.5% for registered voters and 3.5% for likely voters.

A CNN/Time poll earlier this month found that Whitman and Boxer were ahead.