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1. Jerry Brown is trouncing Meg Whitman in the governor’s race. A new Field Poll shows the ex-Oakland mayor has opened up a commanding ten-point lead over the ex-eBay CEO, 49 percent to 39 percent, the Chron reports. Brown has been leading Whitman among women, Latino, and independent voters for a while, but the Democratic attorney general now also is ahead among male voters, who had been turning strongly this election toward the GOP. With five days left, it will take a miracle for Whitman to turn this around.