Meg Whitman, the former CEO of eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY) is leading the race for the governor of California against Democratic competitor Jerry Brown according to a recent poll.
If the election were held today, Whitman would win the support of 44% of voters. Brown is has 3% less support. Whitman has used her own personal wealth to contribute to her campaign, about $39 million.
The poll is based on a survey between March 23-March 30 of 1,515 registered California voters. The margin of error for the poll is 2.6 percentage points. The current governor of California is Arnold Schwarznegger. [Bloomberg]