Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown is foreseeing troubles for his Republican rival Meg Whitman because a recent Reuters/Ipsos poll showed him leading Whitman by six percentage points.
Brown made his comments during his weekly talk with San Francisco radio station KGO, which visited diverse subjects ranging from Whitman's campaign tactics to his first gubernatorial stint from 1975 to 1983.
Asked about the poll, Brown noted that his lead had widened compared to previous other polls although Whitman has been running negative TV ads against him for about a week while Brown has spent virtually nothing. One union-backed independent expenditure committee, however, has been running negative TV ads against Whitman.
"She's been on the air," Brown said. "I think she's spent almost $6 million on television, and she hasn't moved a point. In fact, I think she lost a point. So what seems to be happening is the credibility of the Republican candidate has really deteriorated and suffered some real blows because of the Poizner campaign," referring to defeated Republican primary gubernatorial candidate Steve Poizner.
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