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Daily Fix Poll: Tonight's high-stakes California gubernatorial debate

By Felicia Sonmez

California Attorney General Jerry Brown (D) and former eBay CEO Meg Whitman (R) are facing off tonight in their third and final debate of the race to succeed term-limited Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R).

With polls showing race, and with both candidates rocked by allegations about their character in recent days, the stakes are high for both Whitman and Brown.

Whitman has been hit lately by allegations that she knowingly hired an undocumented worker as her housekeeper for years -- news that apparently caught the eye of the writers at "Saturday Night Live," who featured a skit about the charges last weekend.

Meanwhile, Brown has been hit over revelations that he or a member of his campaign last month called Whitman "a whore" in a private conversation that was recorded on an answering machine.

The debate, which will be moderated by NBC's Tom Brokaw, is slated to air live tonight at 6:30 p.m. Pacific on NBC affiliates in California, meaning that the showdown is likely to be viewed even by voters who haven't been tuning in thus far.

Which candidate has more on the line in tonight's debate? Vote below, and as always, the comments section awaits.

By Felicia Sonmez  | October 12, 2010; 4:13 PM ET
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