Meg Whitman’s year of campaigning for
governor seems to be doing the trick.
According to the latest Field
Poll results released today, the former eBay CEO holds a huge 49-point lead over
her GOP rival Steve Poizner in the Republican primary and a three-point lead over Democrat
Attorney General Jerry Brown in a general election matchup.
The poll results:
Last January The Field Poll found
Whitman leading Poizner by twenty-eight points – 45% to 17%, with
38% of likely voters undecided.
Now, in a survey completed this week,
Whitman’s lead has grown to forty-nine points – 63% to 14%. Those
who are undecided or favor other candidates amounts to 23%.
Last October Whitman trailed Brown by
twenty-one points. In January she had cut Brown’s lead in half to
ten points. Whitman’s upward trend in support has continued to
where she now holds a three-point lead over Brown – 46% to 43% –
among likely voters in this November’s general election.
Brown continues to hold a large
preference lead over Poizner in a general election match-up. In this
setting Brown is preferred by 49% while 32% choose Poizner, similar
to what was found last January.
Check out the full results at