Politics & Government

May 20, 2010 6:42 AM

Immigration, Goldman Sachs take toll on Whitman's lead in California

The past month has not been kind to California Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman. The first hit came when her GOP rival Steve Poizner and labor unions went after her ties to the investment firm Goldman Sachs just as federal investigators launched a criminal probe into the company. A newly released poll showed the toll the attacks have taken on Whitman's once-unbeatable candidacy. Her 50-point lead over Poizner among likely Republican primary voters had collapsed to just nine percentage points.

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