Thursday Must Read: Brown Up, Boxer’s Lead Shrinks, Props 19 and 23 Losing

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1. Nannygate appears to have damaged Meg Whitman’s candidacy, as a new poll shows that Latino voters have helped Jerry Brown open up an eight-point lead in the governor’s race. The new survey by the respected Public Policy Institute of California shows Brown ahead 44 to 36 percent overall, and he has a commanding 2-1 advantage among Latino voters, the Chron reports. The ex-Oakland mayor also is now leading among women voters by 15 points.

2. But the same survey also shows that Barbara Boxer’s lead over Carly Fiorina has shrunk to five points, 43 percent to 38 percent, the Chron reports. Fiorina is being buoyed by outside conservative groups and large corporations who are spending millions to get her elected. The ex-Hewlett Packard CEO is expected to push for a repeal of the new Wall Street regulations if she wins.

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