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Jerry Brown opens 13-point lead over Meg Whitman

October 24, 2010 |  5:00 am

Democrat Jerry Brown has opened up a wide lead over his Republican challenger, Meg Whitman, with just eight days left before Election Day, a new LA Times/USC poll has found. Brown's lead over Whitman has jumped to 13 percentage points. Of the voters surveyed, 52% said they would vote for Brown while just 39% said they planned to vote for Whitman. The poll also found Sen. Barbara Boxer with an 8-point lead over Republican Carly Fiorina. Read the story here. --Anthony York in Sacramento