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Whitman wants to take a lie detector test?

Whitman Offers to Take Polygraph Test

Never a good sign: California gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman (R) said she is prepared to take a polygraph test to prove that she was “really stunned” to learn just last year that her housekeeper was an undocumented worker, CNN reports.

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September 30, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Fiction, Media, Politics, Updates, Women | , , | Leave a comment

Daniel……California Governor: After Democratic State Convention last weekend Attorney General Jerry Brown (D-CA) gets a Bounce, leads Whitman by 6 Points……

Hello Dog Folks!

California Attorney General Jerry Brown (D-CA) after receiving the Endorsement of the California Democratic State Party at their annual State Convention has gotten a little Bounce to lead former EBAY CEO Meg Whitman (R-CA) by 6 Points.

Both Candidates were TIED at 40 % last month in the same Poll.
Brown however has a BIG 18-Point lead over State Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner (R-CA)

Rasmussen Survey

California Governor 2010

General Election

Former California Governor Jerry Brown (D)  44 %
Former EBAY CEO Meg Whitman (R)  38 %
Others  9 %
Undecided  9 %

Former California Governor Jerry Brown (D)  50 %
State Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner (R)  32 %
Others  10 %
Undecided  8 %

Major Candidates Campaign Websites:

http://www.jerrybrown.org/
http://www.megwhitman.com/
http://www.stevepoizner.com/index.php

Analysis:

This is probably just the Convention Bounce Brown got.

Every credible Candidate would get this.
This Race is probably going to revert into a Toss-Up again.
Anyways…….. the more interesting Race seems on the Senate Side with Incumbent Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) maybe losing her Senate Seat.

Daniel G.

Daniel…Whitman is spending a boat load of money to try to get this…Jerry Brown’s name by itself is worth the millions Whitman is spending……
And will most probably win this give Arnold’s numbers as a Republican in the heart of an economic downturn…..

Again…I don’t like Boxer..but Obama came to town a few days ago and earned her a good amount of running money…..

She’ll be okay……

April 22, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Daniel G @ PolitcalDog, Government, Media, Men, Other Things, Politics, Polls, Projections, Updates, Women | , , , | 8 Comments

Jerry Brown comes back…….

The former Governor and current Attorney General wants his old job back……

And will get it……


He has retaken the lean in the latest Rasmussen Poll…..

Daniel will have more tommorrow…….( he called Brown retaking the lead…to his credit )

From PoliticalWire……

Brown Grabs Lead in California

A new Rasmussen survey in California finds Jerry Brown (D) taking a 6-point lead in the gubernatorial race over Meg Whitman (R), 44% to 38%.

A month ago the two candidates were tied at 40%.

April 21, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Daniel G @ PolitcalDog, Government, Media, Men, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Polls, Projections, Updates, Women | , | 2 Comments

Daniel……California: Third straight Poll puts Whitman ahead of Brown; Whitman, Campbell lead Republican Primaries….

Hello Dog!

Third straight Poll finds Whitman edging Brown. A new Statewide Survey in the Golden State commissioned by the Los Angeles Times and conducted by Pollsters from Greeberg Quinlan Rosner (D) as well as American Viewpoint (R) finds former Ebay CEO Meg Whitman (R-CA) edging out Attorney General & former Governor Jerry Brown (D-CA). Whitman also leads the Republican Primary over State Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner (R-CA) by a whopping 40-Point margin.

In the Senate Race Republican Primary former U. S. Rep. Tom Campbell (R-CA) has a slim lead over former HP CEO Carly Fiorina (R-CA).

Los Angeles Times / University of South California Greenberg Quinlan Rosner (D)/American Viewpoint (R) Survey

California Governor 2010

Republican Primary

Former Ebay CEO Meg Whitman  60 %
State Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner  20 %
Undecided  15 %

General Election

Former Ebay CEO Meg Whitman (R)  44 %

Former CA Governor Jerry Brown (D)  41 %
Undecided  13 %

Former California Governor Jerry Brown (D)  53 %
State Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner (R)  22 %
Undecided  18 %

Major Candidates Campaign Websites:

http://www.megwhitman.com/
http://www.stevepoizner.com/
http://www.jerrybrown.org/

California Senate 2010

Republican Primary

Former U. S. Rep. Tom Campbell  29 %
Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina  25 %
State Senator Chuck DeVore  9 %
Undecided  31 %

Major Candidates Campaign Websites:

http://www.campbell.org/
http://www.carlyforcalifornia.com/
http://www.chuckdevore.com/

Daniel G.

April 5, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Daniel G @ PolitcalDog, Government, Media, Men, Other Things, Politics, Polls, Updates, Women | , , | 8 Comments

Whitman is spending a boatload of money in the California race for Governor…..

Meg Whitman

From PoliticalWire……

Whitman’s Unprecedented Ad Blitz

The San Jose Mercury News notes that since the begininng of the year, Meg Whitman’s campaign for governor in California spent $27.2 million — more than $4 a second.

“At that pace, in the time it takes to read this sentence aloud, the campaign will have spent another 50 bucks to pulverize her already-battered GOP opponent, Steve Poizner, whom she’s beating by 50 points in the polls.”

You know the Dog thought Jerry Brown had this locked up……

No more…..

While I think voters will eventually come home to Brown…..Whitman’s money could be the food for a upset……

She’s got the GOP nomination locked up…That’s for sure

March 28, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Government, Media, Other Things, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Polls, Projections, Updates, Women | , , | 1 Comment

Daniel…..California Senate: Another Field Poll SHOCKER; CA-SEN Race now a Toss-Up; Campbell edges ahead of Boxer; Campbell also ahead in the GOP Primary by 6 Points…..

Hello Dog!

One Day after Field released their Governor Polling showing Whitman ahead of Brown by 3 Points they now have Numbers today for the Senate Race showing former U. S. Rep. Tom Campbell (R-CA) edging out Democratic Incumbent Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA). Campbell also leads the Republican Primrary by 6 Points over former HP CEO Carly Fiorina (R-CA).

Field Research Corporation Survey

California Senate 2010

Republican Primary

Former U. S. Rep. Tom Campbell  28 %
Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina  22 %
State Senator Chuck DeVore  9 %
Undecided  41 %

General Election


Former U. S. Rep. Tom Campbell (R)  44 %
Incumbent Senator Barbara Boxer (D)  43 %
Undecided  13 %

Incumbent Senator Barbara Boxer (D)  45 %
Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina (R)  44 %
Undecided  11 %

Incumbent Senator Barbara Boxer (D)  45 %
State Senator Chuck DeVore (R)  41 %
Undecided  14 %

Major Candidates Websites:

http://barbaraboxer.com/
http://www.campbell.org/
http://www.carlyforcalifornia.com/
http://www.chuckdevore.com/n/

Full Results of the Field Poll including Candidates Favorables can be found here:

http://field.com/fieldpollonline/subscribers/

Obama coming to CA to stump for Boxer

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0310/34606.html


Analysis:

The CA-SEN Race is now a TOSS-UP. If we said to Democrats a year ago “Hey, we can make CA-SEN competitive” we would have been called STUPID. In the last 4 Polls Campbell and Boxer are within 4 Points of each other. I expect some of the Political Handicappers in DC to move this Race into Toss-Up.

The Real Clear Politics Average shows Boxer ahead by 2,2 Points. I think that’s close enough to move it. The Pollster.com Average has similar findings.

Guess what who is coming: Yes, the President. While the Dog will once again hail his vist I’m sceptical this will help the Incumbent. Presidential Visits to California are RARE when it comes to Elections. It’s usually not a good sign if the Democratic has to come for the Rescue in a Deep Blue State.

Daniel G.

He, he, he…..we have eight months to go…Obama usually goes to Cali to raise money…..they all do….

I also don’t like Boxer…..

The Dog

March 18, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Daniel G @ PolitcalDog, Government, Media, Men, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Polls, Updates, Women | , , , , , | 9 Comments

Daniel…..California Governor: POLL SHOCKER; Whitman surges ahead of Brown…..

Hello Dog!

Well, what a POLL SHOCKER this morning. This really took me offguard. A new Statewide Survey in the Golden State shows former Ebay CEO Meg Whitman (R-CA) has surged ahead of former Governor Jerry Brown (D-CA). Folks, this isn’t just a usual Poll. This is Field Poll, the most reliable Poll in the State of California.

Field in California is what the NBC News / WSJ Poll is nationally.

Field Polling Research Survey

California Governor 2010

Republican Primary

Former EBAY CEO Meg Whitman  63 %
State Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner  14 %
Undecided  23 %

General Election


Former EBAY CEO Meg Whitman (R)  46 %
Former CA Governor Jerry Brown (D)  43 %
Undecided  11 %

Former CA Governor Jerry Brown (D)  49 %
State Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner (R)  32 %
Undecided  19 %

Major Candidates Websites:

http://www.jerrybrown.org/
http://www.megwhitman.com/
http://www.stevepoizner.com/

Full Results of the Field Poll can be found here:

http://field.com/fieldpollonline/subscribers/

Note to Readers: The Senate Portion of the Field Poll is expected to be released tomorrow.

Analysis:

Whitman leading Brown could spell massive trouble for Democrats not just in California but also nationally. It also could spell huge trouble for Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA). We’ll see tomorrow.

Daniel G.

While these numbers are indeed good for Whitman…we’re still eigth months out…..Brown is not out of this by a long shot…but he’s got to be thinking this isn’t gonna be easy……

Update……

From Rasmussen …


Whitman (R) 40 %
Brown (D) 40 %
Others 6 %
Undecided 14 %

Brown (D) 42 %
Poizner (R) 27 %
Others 13 %
Undecided 18 %

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/elections2/election_2010/election_2010_governor_elections/california/election_2010_california_governor

March 17, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Daniel G @ PolitcalDog, Government, Media, Men, Other Things, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Polls, Updates, Women | , , , , , | 8 Comments

From Daniel G……California Governor: Brown to declare formally tomorrow….

Hello Dog!

We’ve BREAKING NEWS out from the Golden State. CNN has learned that former Governor & current Attorney General Jerry Brown (D-CA) will formally launch his Gubernatorial Campaign tomorrow.

Daniel G

[  California Attorney. General Jerry Brown ]

This also from the LA Times……

Atty. Gen. Jerry Brown will formally announce Tuesday that he is running for governor, a job he last held nearly three decades ago, according to a source close to his campaign.

Brown, 71, an Oakland Democrat who does not face any serious primary election opposition, is expected to make his announcement online. He served two terms as California’s governor starting in the 1970s but is eligible to hold the office again because today’s term limits were not in effect when he first occupied the Capitol.

Brown, an enigmatic political figure whose father, Pat Brown, also served two terms as governor, is seeking to regain the state’s top job near the end of a long political career. He has won elections to the posts of secretary of state and Oakland mayor, besides his current job; waged three failed presidential runs and lost a bid for Senate. Brown has also served as the state Democratic Party chairman.

Though he had been plotting this run for two years, Brown had resisted making it official while two would-be Republican contenders have openly battled for their party’s nod. The winner of that primary contest in June, whether it be former EBay chief Meg Whitman or California Insurance CommissionerSteve Poizner, will have substantial personal wealth with which Brown will have to contend in the general election.

March 1, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Daniel G @ PolitcalDog, Government, Media, Men, Politics, Updates | , | 4 Comments

Meg Whitman………

Meg Whitman

Ex-EBay chief Meg Whitman has closed on Jerry Brown in polls.

From the LA Times……

Whitman no rookie at playing hardball

The GOP gubernatorial candidate, a hard-nosed ex-CEO, tried to push a rival from the race and threatened labor leaders with retaliation if they funded attacks against her. But the moves carry risks.

Reporting from Sacramento –

Meg Whitman is campaigning for governor as a political outsider, but behind the scenes she is playing classic political hardball in her quest for the Republican nomination.

She tried to push her chief GOP opponent, Steve Poizner, out of the primary contest with a consultant’s threat to wage a negative ad campaign that would destroy his career. Her advisors have worked, with some success, to siphon away Poizner supporters, orchestrating calls by former Gov. Pete Wilson and others for the party to unite — four months before the primary election — behind her candidacy.

And Whitman’s team warned labor leaders that if they gave money to Democratic operatives planning to attack her, the billionaire candidate would respond by spending millions to qualify a ballot initiative that would make it harder for unions to use dues for political purposes.

Observers say Whitman’s embrace of rough-and-tumble politics should surprise no one, given her track record as the hard-nosed former chief executive of EBay.

“She’s coming from a world that’s absolutely a hardball world,” said Thad Kousser, a visiting professor at Stanford University who specializes in state politics. “And anybody who thinks you don’t become a politician being the CEO of a major corporation is crazy.”

Asked about the tough moves by Whitman and her aides, her spokesman, Tucker Bounds, said her campaign “is committed to putting her in the most effective position” to explain her vision for improving California. He said talking to voters is her main focus.

Political analysts say Whitman’s use of her wealth to intimidate her opponents — she’s moved $39 million of her own money into her campaign — can backfire if voters believe she is trying to buy the election. Wealthy executives have won as political newcomers elsewhere but have largely failed in California.

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February 27, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Family, Government, Law, Media, Men, Other Things, Politics, Polls, Updates, Women | , | Leave a comment