Embattled Governor Gavin Newsom discussed his impending recall this week when he told reporters the voters can simply “vote him out” during next year’s Democratic Primary.
“Look, if you don’t like me, just vote me out at the start of the primary next year,” said Newsom during a virtual interview with reporters.”
“My sense is, trying to be as objective as someone who is the target of this recall as I possibly can be, I think it will be quite pronounced for many, many years,” he continued. “I think it will be felt all across the country. I think people haven’t really thought that through. … I don’t think the national Democratic Party is asking themselves that question.”
“I think the opportunity for the Republican Party with the midterm elections coming up, in [Minority Leader] Kevin McCarthy’s backyard, in [House Speaker] Nancy Pelosi’s state, in [Vice President] Kamala Harris’ home state, with California and the values we profess and practice that would be judged in a different light if this was a successful recall — I think it would have profound consequences nationwide,” the governor said.
A new poll published by Survey USA and the San Diego Tribune spells bad news for embattled California Governor Gavin Newsom, with new data showing the top Democrat losing his recall election by double digits.
The first question: “Should Gavin Newsom be recalled?”
51% of likely voters want Newsom removed, just 40% want him to remain in power.
“Republicans support recall by an 8:1 margin; Democrats oppose by a smaller 3:1 margin. Independents support recalling the Governor by 5:3. Those who have been partially or fully vaccinated against the Coronavirus narrowly back recall, 47% to 43%; those who have not been vaccinated, 18% of likely voters, support recalling Newsom by a 40-point margin. White voters vote to recall Newsom by a 21-point margin, 56% to 35%; Latinos narrowly vote to recall, 47% to 41%. Black voters vote no, to keep Newsom, by a 52-point margin; Asians vote no by a 37-point margin. “Likely” voters vote No, 43% to 36%; “100% certain” voters break Yes by 3:2,” adds Survey USA.
Similar polls showed Newsom’s recall in a statistical dead heat.
A survey from Emerson shows 48% are now against the recall and 46% support removing Newsom.
Read the full report at Fox News.
CALIFORNIA REVOLT: Newsom Approval Plummets, Just 31% Back CoVID Response, Down 18%
California Gavin Newsom got some more bad news this week when a new poll showed his overall job performance plummeting as he struggles to handle a series of crises across the Golden State; including CoVID, homelessness, and rising crime.
“People are reevaluating how well Newsom is doing handling the pandemic,” said Mark DiCamillo, director of the survey. “Once your job performance rating starts to decline, it’s more difficult to put it back in the right direction. You kind of accumulate negatives over time.”
“The poll, released Tuesday morning, also found that just 31% of those surveyed thought that Newsom and other state government leaders had done an excellent or good job handling the pandemic, while 23% said they had done a fair job, and 43% called it a poor job,” writes the LA Times.
Newsom’s overall approval rating is now 46%, down from 64% just four months ago.
Read the full report at the Los Angeles Times.
DEAD HEAT: New Polls Show Voters Evenly Split in Newsom’s Recall Election
Voters in California are now in a statistical tie over whether Governor Gavin Newsom should be recalled and replaced over his botched handling of the Coronavirus pandemic, rising crime, housing costs, and homelessness.
A new survey from Emerson shows 48% are now against the recall and 46% support removing Newsom.
“As it turns out, COVID is re-emerging,” said Golden State political insider Darry Sragow. “And now the fact is the governor is going to have to handle it in a way that reassures these Democratic voters.”
“How close the recall turns out to be depends on exactly one thing and only one thing,” Sragow said. “And that is whether Democrats take the time to vote.”
BREAKING: New Inside California Politics/Emerson College Poll shows support for the recall of Governor Gavin Newsom has increased just in the last couple of weeks.
54% of Hispanic respondents say they would vote to recall the Governor. pic.twitter.com/GFYhBkKQuG
— Ashley Zavala (@ZavalaA) August 3, 2021
A Los Angeles Sergeant with the Police Protective League sounded the alarm last month after Gavin Newsom dismissed rising crime and felonies taking place all over California; saying the Governor is living in a “fantasy world.”
“That’s a fantasy world. Where are we living in? I mean, you could look at the numbers throughout California and the rest of the country. Crime is increasing. It is surging, and there’s no consequences,” Los Angeles Police Protective League vice president Sgt. Jerretta Sandoz told Fox News’ “Fox & Friends.”
“There’s no repercussions for these criminals that feel that they could go in and do what they want. And it’s because of these laws. That statement is not true. The numbers don’t lie,” she added.
Read the full report at CBS San Francisco.