12/25/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Brown, Boxer Maintain Significant Leads Entering Last Week Of Camapigns

Defections from Meg Whitman's ranks on the part of women, Latinos and nonpartisan voters have fueled a surge by Jerry Brown in the race for governor, according to a new Los Angeles Times/USC poll.

The shift comes after a tumultuous month for the Republican candidate that has led some voters to question her veracity and her handling of accusations by an illegal immigrant housekeeper.

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