Good news for the California gubernatorial race today! A Rasmussen poll taken yesterday reveals that Romney-endorsed Meg Whitman and probable Democrat nominee Jerry Brown (currently serving as CA attorney general) are tied at 43% approval. Just a month ago, liberal Brown held a four-point lead over Whitman.
Republican Meg Whitman, the former eBay chief executive, is running neck-and-neck with Attorney General Jerry Brown in a California gubernatorial matchup, with each drawing 43 percent of voters, according to a Rasmussen Reports poll conducted Feb. 15. Six percent prefer someone else and 8 percent are undecided. The margin of error is 4.5 points.
If State Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner managed to get the GOP nomination, Brown would be leading him 46 percent to 34 percent with 7 percent preferring another candidate and 13 percent undecided.
The San Francisco Chronicle reported in late January that some California state legislators were thinking of pressing three-term Sen. Dianne Feinstein to jump into the race because they believe she could break through legislative gridlock and achieve reforms necessary to deal with the state’s financial crisis.
If that happened, Feinstein does not fare much better than Brown. She leads Whitman by a statistically insignificant 45 percent to 43 percent with 2 percent preferring some other candidate and 9 percent undecided. Like Brown, she easily beats Poizner, 48 percent to 36 percent with 5 percent preferring another candidate and 11 percent undecided.
Whitman and Brown get about the same level of support from members of their own parties, but Whitman has a modest edge of 49 percent to 42 percent among unaffiliated voters.
“Let’s say what we mean, and mean what we say – and let’s get the job done.” ~ Meg Whitman
Romney’s endorsement of Whitman:
As you probably already know, my good friend Meg Whitman is running for governor of California. I want you to know that she has my strongest support. Click here to see why I hold her in the highest esteem personally and professionally, and why she is exactly the leader your state needs to restore the California dream.
Meg and I were colleagues at Bain & Company, and she proved herself to be a tremendously smart, dedicated leader with a remarkable understanding of business and what it takes to grow an economy to create jobs and wealth.
Meg was an early and tireless supporter of my presidential campaign. I consider her a loyal friend and one of the first people I would turn to for advice. In February, it was my pleasure to attend the California Republican Party Convention with Meg and officially announce my support of her candidacy for Governor of California. I am convinced that she is the only candidate who can get California back on the right track.
Please join me today in supporting Meg. Meg has a bold vision of how to meet the extraordinary challenges facing California today and to secure a bright and prosperous future. It’s inspiring and I know that she can make it happen. With her at the helm, there is no dream beyond California’s reach. Be sure to click here now and help Meg work to restore the greatness of California.
Read more Whitman endorsements here.
The United States needs a fiscally vibrant California. California desperately needs Meg Whitman. Let’s roll up our sleeves and do all we can to elect her!