Jerry Brown will easily surpass top two Republican challengers: survey

Jerry Brown will easily surpass top two Republican challengers: survey

Jerry Brown, California's incumbent governor, will easily take a lead over his top two Republican challengers in Tuesday's gubernatorial primary, a fresh poll has suggested.

According to the poll released on Sunday, 50 per cent of likely voters will cast ballots for the Mr. Brown in the open primary, while 18 per cent will support Republican businessman Neel Kashkari. Another Republican, Tim Donnelly, will likely receive support form 13 per cent of the likely voters.

Conducted between May 21 and 28 by the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts & Sciences in partnership with the Los Angeles Times, the poll surveyed a total of 1,511 registered voters. The split between Kashkari and Donnelly is within the poll's margin of error.

Research director David Kanevsky, of the Republican polling firm American Viewpoint, the battle in the primary would show who would win the Republican vote.

Speaking on the topic, he said, "Given that Brown has no opposition from the left, the battle in the primary is who will win the Republican vote. Right now, it is too close to call but Kashkari appears to have the momentum and edge with key primary voting groups."

Among likely Republican voters, 32 per cent will support Kashkari, while Donnelly will receive support of 21 per cent. Seventeen per cent of Republicans will likely support Brown. Among likely Democrat voters, 73 per cent will likely support Brown, while 6 per cent and 3 per cent will favor Donnelly and Kashkari.

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