Monday round-up: New poll shows Brown with slight lead, both candidates bail on KGO debate
A new Rasmussen poll has Jerry Brown gaining a sliver of a lead over Meg Whitman. Rasmussen has Brown at 49 percent and Whitman at 44 percent, stretching the 1-point lead Brown had in Rasmussen's last poll two weeks ago. The margin of error is 4 points. The poll surveyed 750 voters on Oct. 3, after allegations that Whitman employed an illegal immigrant as a housekeeper for nine years rocked the Whitman campaign and became a national scandal.
The housekeeper scandal made for some heated back-and-forth during this weekend's debate in Fresno, with Whitman accusing Brown of using the woman for his own political means and Brown firing back that Whitman refuses to take accountability for her own actions. Check out the LA Times for full coverage.
Hopefully voters got all they needed from the Fresno debate, because Whitman and Brown have both backed out of a KGO debate that was scheduled for tomorrow.