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Whitman, Brown in SoCal day before election

DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES (KABC) – Both California gubernatorial candidates are taking advantage of the last day before the election.

New polls do not bode well for Republican candidate Meg Whitman. The results from an Eyewitness News Survey USA poll showed Whitman with 37 percent of the vote, which is her lowest number in the past four months.

Democratic candidate Jerry Brown has 48 percent of the respondents, which is his highest number in the last four months.

Brown campaigned in Riverside Sunday, where he said he has the experience needed to run the state. The current attorney general has served as governor, state controller and mayor of Oakland. Brown said he is the best candidate to get the economy going and generate jobs.

“We’ve got to get the money flowing. That’s the way you get jobs. Whether it’s bond money, local money or money out of Washington – I’ll look wherever I can and invest,” Brown said at the rally in Riverside.

Whitman attended a “Take Back California” rally in Burbank on Sunday. The former chief executive officer of Ebay has pumped $142 million of her own money into her campaign. She promised to reduce government spending, boost the economy and improve public schools. She also continued to call Brown a job killer who will raise taxes.

“Who wants to raise taxes during a recession? It’s the wrong thing for California. You won’t see that under a Whitman administration,” Whitman said in Burbank.

Whitman will be visiting a GOP field office in Woodland Hills on Monday.

Brown will be at the “Get out the Vote” rally in downtown Los Angeles, which is scheduled to begin 11:30 a.m. Monday. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa are scheduled to appear at the Democratic rally.

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