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Poll: Jerry Brown, Barbara Boxer Hold Narrow Leads

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A new poll shows Democrats Jerry Brown and Barbara Boxer slightly ahead in their races for California governor and U.S. Senate just five weeks before Election Day.

The Los Angeles Times-University of Southern California poll released Saturday shows Brown with support from 46 percent of likely voters, compared with 41 percent support for Republican Meg Whitman. Brown also fares well among Hispanics.

Boxer is favored by 48 percent of likely voters, while 40 percent support Republican challenger Carly Fiorina.

The poll was conducted by Democratic firm Greenberg Quinlan Rosner and Republican firm American Viewpoint. It surveyed 1,511 registered voters by telephone from Sept. 15 to Sept. 22, and had a sampling error margin of 3.3 percentage points for likely voters.

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