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July 27, 2021

LAT/Berkeley Poll: Support for Recalling Gavin Newsom Has Risen; Recall Numbers Now 47% For, 50% Against

NeverTrump's favorite governor, in serious danger of getting fired.

The 3% difference is smaller than the margin of error.

Even better: Among the recall replacement candidates, Larry Elder leads the field.

Californians who say they expect to vote in the September recall election are almost evenly divided over whether to remove Gov. Gavin Newsom from office, evidence of how pivotal voter turnout will be in deciding the governor's political fate, according to a new UC Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies poll co-sponsored by the Los Angeles Times.

The findings dispel the notion that California's solid Democratic voter majority will provide an impenetrable shield for Newsom, and reveal a vulnerability created by a recall effort that has energized Republicans and been met with indifference by many Democrats and independent voters.

This is an attempt to rally the troops by the leftwing media, because Republicans are frothingly eager to vote, and Democrats are meh.

The poll found that 47% of likely California voters supported recalling the Democratic governor, compared with 50% who opposed removing Newsom from office -- a difference just shy of the survey's margin of error.

Conservative talk radio host Larry Elder, who last week won a court battle to appear on the Sept. 14 recall ballot, leads in the race to replace Newsom among the dozens of candidates in the running, while support for reality television star Caitlyn Jenner remains low, the survey found. Forty percent of likely voters remain undecided on a replacement candidate, providing ample opportunity for other gubernatorial hopefuls to rise in the ranks before the Sept. 14 special election.

Let's hope.

There is a Plan B, though.


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