Poll shows Calif. recall race tightening

Sept. 12, 2003 at 11:21 AM

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- A new poll Friday indicates the California recall election may be getting tighter with less than a month to go before the Oct. 7 vote.

The survey by the Los Angeles Times found a significant increase in Gov. Gray Davis' popularity as well as a closer race between his potential successors.

According to the poll, 50 percent of the electorate favor ousting Davis compared to 47 percent opposed and 3 percent undecided. The percentage of voters who disapprove of his job performance fell to 63 percent from 72 percent last month.

Among the challengers, 30 percent of voters favored Democratic Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante, with Arnold Schwarzenegger getting 25 percent. Republican State Sen. Tom McClintock was in third place with 18 percent and Arianna Huffington had 3 percent.

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