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Governor's race: Evaluating Brown's temporary tax increase




Gov. Jerry Brown, left, listens as Republican challenger Neel Kashkari speaks during a gubernatorial debate in Sacramento, Calif., Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014.  (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, Pool)
Gov. Jerry Brown, left, listens as Republican challenger Neel Kashkari speaks during a gubernatorial debate in Sacramento, Calif., Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, Pool)
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Another statewide poll shows that the race for California governor is hardly a race at all.

A new Field Poll shows Governor Jerry Brown with a commanding 21-point lead over Republican Neel Kashkari. Even so, voters must ask themselves whether Brown has done a good job.

And one measurement is the temporary tax increase he campaigned for two years ago. The California Report's John Myers reports.