California gubernatorial candidates Democrat Jerry Brown, right, and Republican Meg Whitman, left, shake hands during debate at Dominican University of California in San Rafael, Calif., Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010 for their third and final debate. Brown is California Attorney General. Whitman is former CEO of eBay. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)
Meg Whitman may be able to spend millions to get her message out but she can't use her mountains of gold for the thing she needs most right now: time.
In a sign that the the Republican gubernatorial hopefuls massive spending habits are not converting a notoriously liberal state in her favor, a new poll shows former governor and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown is starting to pull away with the election.
An LA Times-USC poll says Brown has a 13-point lead over the former eBay CEO just over a week ahead of the election.
Fifty-two percent of voters polled said they would vote for Brown, who is currently the state's attorney general, while only 39 percent said they would vote for Whitman.
In a recent interview with the California Report, Whitman downplayed any suggestions that polls have her worried.