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All Even in Race for Governor

PPIC Releases Survey



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    Californians are split over the Democratic and Republican candidates for governor and U.S. senate, according to a new poll.

    The Public Policy Institute of California found that in the race for governor, 37 percent of poll participants favored Democrat Jerry Brown, while 34 percent supported Republican Meg Whitman. Results show 23 percent were undecided.

    In the race for Senate, 39 percent backed Democratic incumbent Barbara Boxer and 34 percent said they would choose GOP challenger Carly Fiorina. The poll found 22 percent of voters were undecided.

    The survey involved 2,502 California residents interviewed by phone. Polling took place from July 6–20.

    Voter Dave Jans said he is simply hoping to see the economy improve.

    "I want to see people back to work," he said.

    "I'd like to see somebody that can get down to business, and I tend to trust people that have actually run businesses," voter Eric Peterson said. "So, I would be in favor of both Meg Whitman and Fiorina."

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