(CNN) - In the race for the governor's mansion in California, Democrat Jerry Brown has now extended his lead to double digits, according to a new poll.
A USC College/Los Angeles Times Poll of likely voters released Sunday shows Brown 13 points ahead of former eBay CEO Meg Whitman, the Republican nominee. Fifty-two percent of those surveyed supported Brown, 39 percent supported Whitman, 3 percent planned to vote for another candidate and 4 percent remained undecided. The poll carried a sampling error of plus or minus 3.4 percent.
Among Latino voters, Brown led Whitman by 36 percentage points, 59 to 23. That is a significant jump from the September USC College/Los Angeles Times poll that had Brown leading by 19 percent among Latino voters.
Editor's Note: In the final 100 days before Election Day, CNN has been profiling one race at random each day from among the nation's top 100 House races, which we've dubbed "The CNN 100." Read the full list here. Today's featured district is:
Michigan 7th - Rep. Mark Schauer (D) is seeking a 2nd term
Date of Primary: August 3
Location: Southern Michigan, parts of Lansing
Days until Election Day: 9
With just nine days until the election and big bucks flowing into southern Michigan, residents of the state's 7th congressional district may be experiencing déjà vu.
In 2008, Rep. Mark Schauer narrowly defeated then-Rep. Tim Walberg as he rode the Obama-wave into office and became the first Democrat since 1993 to represent MI-07.
(CNN) - Candidates in the upcoming Colorado Senate election faced off Saturday in a televised debate, sparring on everything from abortion to the war in Afghanistan, but focusing on jobs and the economy.
Republican Ken Buck, a conservative backed by the Tea Party movement, is challenging Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet.
The contest is close and one of the most hotly-debated races in the nation. The two men exchanged arguments for an hour in a debate aired by KCNC, which is not a CNN affiliate.