According to a Field Poll released today, Democrat Jerry Brown has a strong "double-digit" lead over his Republican opponent, Meg Whitman. "The survey found the former two-term governor leading the former eBay chief executive 49 percent to 39 percent among likely voters," reports KTVU. "It is the third poll released in the past week showing Brown leading a race considered too close to call a month ago." Whitman has spent a record-breaking $142 million of her own money in her first bid for political office. [AP/KTVU]