Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Whitman's Wealth Pays Off

By Robert Gammon
Wed, Mar 17, 2010 at 11:59 AM

The $40 million that Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman poured into her own campaign has paid off. According to, which aggregates polling nationwide, Whitman now leads Democrat Jerry Brown after trailing by nearly 20 points a year ago:

Whitman's turnaround also appears to prove that positive ads work. Most of the expensive TV spots she ran during the Winter Olympics were glossy pieces designed to make voters feel good about her. Of course, her new lead in the polls also can be attributed Brown's mostly nonexistent campaign. And it looks as if her missteps last week, haven't affected her.

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