Reuters/Ipsos Poll: Brown And Boxer Narrowly Lead In California

The new Reuters/Ipsos poll of California gives the Democratic candidates narrow leads in the state’s top two races.

In the gubernatorial race, to succeed term-limited Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Democrat Jerry Brown leads Republican Meg Whitman by 48%-44%. In the previous Ipsos poll from just under two weeks ago, Brown led by 50%-43%. The TPM Poll Average for the gubernatorial race gives Brown a lead of 47.4%-43.8%

In the Senate race, incumbent Democrat Barbara Boxer has an edge of just 46%-45% over Republican Carly Fiorina. In the previous poll, Boxer led by 49%-45%. The TPM Poll Average for the Senate race gives Boxer a lead of 47.9%-43.7%.

The survey of likely voters has a ±4.6% margin of error.