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BUSH_OHIO.jpgCORRECTED The Field Poll handed out good news for some ballot measure enthusiasts with today's assessment before Tuesday's election.

Support for Proposition 2, which would give egg-laying chickens a little more room to spread their wings, is favored by three-fifths of likely voters, including 55 percent of those who have already cast ballots. About a quarter are opposed, with 13 percent undecided.

Support is flagging for Arizona billionaire Peter Sperling's Proposition 7 to double the requirement for electricity generators to use renewable energy, with 43 percent opposed and 39 percent in support.

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's effort to revamp the way legislative districts are drawn, Proposition 11, is ahead 45 percent to 30 percent. But a quarter of likely voters remain undecided.

The battle over the ballot's centerpiece issue -- Proposition 8 -- remains tight.

Yes: 44 percent
No: 49 percent

That has moved from supporters of a gay marriage ban in the state Constitution with 38 percent support in September, with opposition dropping from 55 percent. Seven percent remain undecided.

Check out all the details of the poll and Capitol Alert's exclusive statistical tabulations here.

It's the home stretch of election season as campaigns have one last weekend to get out the vote.

Schwarzenegger, who has kept up a busy California campaign scheduled, heads to Ohio today.

Four years ago, Schwarzenegger made a big appearance there days before the last presidential election with President Bush. He repeats himself today with a rally in Columbus with Sen. John McCain.

Lt. Gov. John Garamendi is out there stumping for his fellow Democrats -- and building up chits for his own run for governor.

He begins the day at an event with long-shot Assembly candidate Linda Jones in AD 36. Then, he's off to see former Democratic Assemblywoman Julie Bornstein, who is trying to unseat GOP Rep. Mary Bono Mack.

He'll head south to AD 80, where he'll give a speech backing Democrat Manuel Perez to a group, followed up with some precinct walking.

And that's just Friday alone.

Assembly Speaker Karen Bass is in Los Angeles today for a fundraiser with incoming Sen. Carole Liu.

In San Francisco, Mayor Gavin Newsom, Sen. Dianne Feinstein and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will be talking about high-speed rail.

On Saturday, tens of thousands are expected to attend Qualcomm Stadium for The Call, a religious event featuring "12 hours of prayer and worship." Much of that energy is expected to oppose support Proposition 8.

*The original version of this post said The Call's energy would oppose, not support Proposition 8. Apparently, we fell victim to the same mistake as Willie Brown.

Speaking of Qualcomm, the man who plays there on Sunday, San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers, has donated $10,000 to the Yes on Proposition 4 campaign.

Photo: Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and President Bush greet a crowd of supporters during a campaign rally at Nationwide Arena Friday Oct. 29, 2004 in Columbus, Ohio. Credit: AP Photo/ Jay LaPrete



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