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Meg Whitman’s poll numbers drop like stone in California Governors GOP Primary race…….

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[ Former eBay executive Meg Whitman. left, and California Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner shake hands after their debate for the California Republican gubernatorial primary Monday May 15, 2010….}

Money isn’t everything……

And Meg Whitman….

Suffering attacks from GOP opponent  Steve Poizner hammering away at her…and connections to Goldman-Sachs…not being far enough to the right…and the issue of money itself…combined with the normal voter movement has caused Whitman once huge lead to to drop….

She is still ahead..but the Primary day can’t come too soon for her…..

Meg Whitman, the billionaire Republican candidate for governor, has plunged in polls as rapidly as she once ascended, dropping from a 50-point lead in March to single digits in a poll released Wednesday.

Whitman’s rise earlier this year relied largely on a single overwhelming factor — a personal fortune she has tapped for $68 million so far, allowing her to flood the airwaves for months. But her decline stems from a host of factors, according to political analysts and strategists.

Her opponent Steve Poizner’s attack on her as being too liberal on illegal immigration lacked traction for weeks, then found footing with the passage of a tough new Arizona law that Whitman opposed.

The business background that was an early advantage for the former EBay chief turned into a liability with publicity about her ties to a controversial Wall Street firm.
Attacks from both the right, via Poizner, and the left, from Democrats, left Whitman whipsawed. Anti-establishment voters may have taken their angst out on a high-flying frontrunner.

The result: According to a new poll by the Public Policy Institute of California, Whitman’s once-massive lead over state Insurance Commissioner Poizner has dwindled to nine points, 38% to 29%. Whitman’s support dropped 23 points in two months, the survey showed, while Poizner gained 18 points. Democrat Jerry Brown now narrowly leads Whitman in a general election matchup, a reversal of their standing in March.

With less than three weeks to go before the June 8 primary, the battle between the two free-spending Republican rivals rests on colliding imperatives: Whitman’s is to arrest her slide, and Poizner’s is to find the path past her that has eluded him thus far.

Almost a third of voters in the new poll said they were undecided, a signature of the race’s continuing volatility. “What this suggests is that overall both candidates still have a lot to prove to the core conservative Republican voter,” said institute President Mark Bald…..

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May 20, 2010 - Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Counterpoints, Government, Media, Men, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Updates, Women | ,

3 Comments »

  1. Whitman is still going to win the Primary. Get this crap Poizner out of the way.

    Comment by Daniel G. | May 20, 2010 | Reply

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  3. Please tell that to the voters in California….The GOP ones…..

    They don’t seem to be following thew company line…..

    Comment by jamesb101 | May 20, 2010 | Reply


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