CA Gov: Brown Holds Single-Point Lead Over Whitman in Latest Poll

California Attorney General Jerry Brown currently holds a single-point lead over his Republican opponent for Governor, Meg Whitman. This sliver of a lead is within the Field Poll’s (PDF) margin of error, meaning the race is effectively tied at this point.

Field 6/22-7/5
Brown 44
Whitman 43
Undecided/Others 13

Interestingly, Whitman holds a small lead with younger voters (18-39) while Democrat Brown leads with voters over 50. Whitman’s lead among younger voters might be due to her huge spending on advertising, making her more recognizable to voters too young to remember Brown’s previous time as Governor from 1975 to 1983.

While Latinos significantly support Brown over Whitman, 50-39, that margin is smaller than traditional for a Democrat.

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Jonathan Walker grew up in New Jersey. He graduated from Wesleyan University in 2006. He is an expert on politics, health care and drug policy. He is also the author of After Legalization and Cobalt Slave, and a Futurist writer at