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Only 1 in 4 likely voters can identify Gov. Jerry Brown's opponent
Only 1 in 4 likely voters can identify Gov. Jerry Brown's opponent

Just two months before election day, Gov. Jerry Brown holds a commanding lead in his bid for an unprecedented fourth term — and only one in four likely California voters can even identify his Republican challenger, Neel Kashkari, according to a new USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll. Brown, a Democrat, leads Kashkari by 21 points among likely voters, with 57% saying they plan to cast a ballot for the governor or are leaning that way, compared with 36% for the GOP candidate. Approval of Brown's job performance stands at 58% — his highest rating since he assumed office in 2011 and up 10 points from two years ago, when 48% of people likely to vote in 2012 approved of how...

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