Poll shows Dianne Feinstein would lead in governor race

If she decided to run for governor in 2010, the U.S. senator from San Francisco would beat Mayor Gavin Newsom and presumed candidate state Attorney General Jerry Brown in the Democratic primary, according to a new poll. Feinstein was backed by 40 percent of respondents, versus Brown’s 27 percent and Newsom’s 16 percent, in a random telephone survey of 1,005 voters.

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