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LOS ANGELES (AP) – A new poll on California’s gubernatorial race finds that Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown maintains a strong lead over Republican challenger Neel Kashkari and that few voters could even identify the GOP candidate in the Nov. 4 election.

The USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times Poll released Friday surveyed 1,507 registered voters statewide from Sept. 2-8.

The poll found that if the election were held today, Brown would defeat Kashkari 57 percent to 32 percent.

The poll also found that 78 percent of voters correctly identified Brown as the incumbent while 79 percent were unsure of the Republican candidate’s name.

The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.9 percentage points.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press.

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