CORRECTED-FACTBOX-Democrats ahead in key California races

Sat Oct 9, 2010 6:25pm GMT
 

(Correcs Oct 5 story to delete reference to climate change proposal in 12th paragraph)

Oct 5 (Reuters) - California Democrats hold a narrow advantage in key races ahead of the Nov. 2 elections and Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman is struggling, a Reuters-Ipsos poll found on Tuesday. [ID:N05207672]

Here is a summary of the poll's findings.

U.S. SENATE RACE

* Democratic incumbent Barbara Boxer holds a 49 percent to 45 percent lead over Republican Carly Fiorina among likely voters.

* Among all registered voters, Boxer leads 48 percent to 42 percent.

* Among independent voters, Boxer leads 34 percent to 29 percent, with another 29 percent undecided.

GOVERNOR'S RACE

* Democrat Jerry Brown holds a 50 percent to 43 percent lead over Republican Meg Whitman among likely voters.   Continued...

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