SAN FRANCISCO - Democrat Jerry Brown leads Republican Meg Whitman by 8 percentage points in the governor's race, the Public Policy Institute of California said in releasing recent poll results of likely voters. The PPIC reported Brown ahead by 44 to 36 percent, with 16 percent undecided. In the U.S. Senate race, the PPIC had Democrat Barbara Boxer ahead of Republican Carly Fiorina by 43 percent to 38 percent, with 13 percent undecided.
The PPIC reported that Prop. 18, which would legalize marijuana, is trailing, with 44 percent of likely voters favoring it and 49 percent opposed.
Prop. 23, which would suspend California's air pollution law until unemployment falls to 5.5 percent or lower for 1 year, is trailing, with 48 percent likely to vote No and 37 percent Yes, the PPIC reported.
Margins of error and a welter of other statistics are available in the PPIC report, which can be downloaded by clicking on the icon on the CNS home page.
The PPIC poll was done with funding from The James Irvine Foundation.