Arnold Schwarzenegger has emerged as the clear favourite to be elected Governor of California - after triumphing in the first poll since the action hero announced he would run for the post.

The results showed 25 per cent of the electorate in the state supported the Terminator 3: RISE OF THE MACHINES star - which was an impressive 10 per cent ahead of his closest rival.

Arnie has also declared he had nothing to hide by issuing a statement of his financial dealings, which detailed his 100 business ventures - 19 of which are worth over $960,000 (GBP600,000).

It now looks certain present Governor Gray Davis will be ousted from his post in the October (03) election.

12/08/2003 00:14