Arnold Schwarzenegger's political career is finally reaping dividends - a new poll places him as a big favourite to become the new Governor of California.

The Republican Terminator actor was found to have 40 per cent of support to become the next Governor in the CNN/USA TODAY conducted poll.

The popularity of current incumbent, Gray Davis, is also waning - 60 per cent of those polled said they would vote the Democrat out in the first stage of the recall election next month (07OCT03), a figure which has doubled in recent weeks.

29/09/2003 17:36