Poizner pulls ahead in Republican governor's race

GOP gubernatorial candidates Steve Poizner, left, answers a question as Meg Whitman listens during a televised debate at the Tech Museum in San Jose, Calif. on Sunday, May 2, 2010. Steve Poizner and Meg Whitman squared off in their second debate as each vies to become the GOP nominee for California's governor. (AP Photo/Jim Gensheimer, Pool)

May 10, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
There is a huge change in the Republican race for governor.

According to a new poll by Survey USA insurance commissioner Steve Poizner has moved into a statistical tie with former eBay chief executive Meg Whitman.

The poll shows Whitman is leading Poizner 39 percent to 37 percent.

The margin of error is 4.3 points.

In a field poll in March, Whitman had led 63 percent to 14 percent.

Whitman is spending a record amount of money on the race, much of it her own.