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Wed Mar 31, 2021, 10:37 AM

California voters would support Newsom against recall campaign, new poll finds

Source: Politico

OAKLAND — Gov. Gavin Newsom is in a strong position to defeat a likely recall vote, according to a new poll of California voters.

A double-digit majority of likely voters said they would vote to retain Newsom, with 56 percent saying they would keep him versus 40 percent seeking to jettison the Democratic governor, according to a Public Policy Institute of California poll released Tuesday night.

The favorable poll bolsters Newsom’s argument that a recall fueled by pandemic fatigue will fall flat in Democrat-heavy California. While the effort to oust him hasn't yet formally qualified for the ballot, it is overwhelmingly likely to go before voters in the fall. Newsom has launched a campaign in his defense and begun enlisting national Democratic luminaries, including Sen. Bernie Sanders, Sen. Elizabeth Warren and voting rights advocate Stacey Abrams.

Overall, Newsom has a 53 percent approval rating, down from his peak of 65 percent in May 2020. That includes 77 percent approval among Democrats and a slight edge among no-party-preference voters, a growing constituency that makes up a quarter of voters and approves of Newsom 49 percent to 46 percent.


Read more: https://www.politico.com/states/california/story/2021/03/31/california-voters-would-support-newsom-against-recall-campaign-new-poll-finds-1370542





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Reply California voters would support Newsom against recall campaign, new poll finds (Original post)
brooklynite Mar 2021 OP
Polly Hennessey Mar 2021 #1
ffr Mar 2021 #16
JohnSJ Mar 2021 #2
Dream Girl Mar 2021 #3
JohnSJ Mar 2021 #4
Dream Girl Mar 2021 #7
JohnSJ Mar 2021 #8
maliaSmith Mar 2021 #5
DBoon Mar 2021 #6
Hekate Mar 2021 #10
aggiesal Mar 2021 #11
Hekate Mar 2021 #12
aggiesal Mar 2021 #18
bahboo Mar 2021 #9
LiberalFighter Mar 2021 #13
ffr Mar 2021 #17
LiberalLovinLug Mar 2021 #14
oasis Mar 2021 #15

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Mar 31, 2021, 11:04 AM

1. Of course we would.

We know the creeps, libertarians, and right-wing fools behind this. If possible, no more “Newsom is Toast” from the negative doomsayers among us. It is becoming tiresome and boring.

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Response to Polly Hennessey (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 31, 2021, 04:26 PM

16. +1 He's a freakin ROCK STAR!

Any silly waste of taxpayer money recall will go down in flames, 70/30.

Fuck repukes!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Mar 31, 2021, 11:16 AM

2. I will be voting AGAINST the recall with extreme prejudice against the racist, bigoted republicans

and trumpers, many from out of state, who pushed this garbage, that will cost the state 70 million dollars at a time we can't afford this bullshit.

As long as we have the turnout, the recall will go down in flames

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Response to JohnSJ (Reply #2)

Wed Mar 31, 2021, 11:22 AM

3. And with mail in voting, it will so easy to do so!

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Response to Dream Girl (Reply #3)

Wed Mar 31, 2021, 11:38 AM

4. I have been doing mail-in voting for a long time now

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Response to JohnSJ (Reply #4)

Wed Mar 31, 2021, 12:00 PM

7. Me too. It isn't it universal now? I thought he enable ballots to be mailed to all registered oter

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Response to JohnSJ (Reply #2)

Wed Mar 31, 2021, 11:43 AM

5. I like my Gov Gavin Newsom

And I will never vote to oust him. Have you noticed that the strongest Democratic Governors are being attacked? I believe the GOP are behind both attacks on Newsom and Cuomo. They can't win in Calif or NY except by cheating or casting lies about them. I can't wait to vote NO on recalling Gov Newsome.

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Response to maliaSmith (Reply #5)

Wed Mar 31, 2021, 11:48 AM

6. Whitmer is being attacked too

This is a nationally coordinated effort to remove top ranking Democrats.

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Response to DBoon (Reply #6)

Wed Mar 31, 2021, 01:53 PM

10. Yes it is. It's waaaaaay too easy to get Dems to play along in our own political self-destruction...

...especially with the media stirring the pot for fun and profit.

This time last year I was watching Gov Cuomo trying to inform New Yorkers about the pandemic, while incidentally engaging the whole nation with his emotional capacity, genuine ethnic folksiness, intelligence, and heart. He talked about his family in very relatable ways.

This time last year I was tuning in to my own Governor Newsom’s broadcasts as he tried to keep us abreast of California’s efforts to deal with the catastrophe. He’s really bright, and I like that, and he’s a Democrat so we know where he stands on the important issues, but he’s a technocrat, so while not cold, he lacks the folksiness of the guy from New York.

Over time, hubs and I started assessing the two men as presidential candidates, post-pandemic. I bet a lot of other people were doing the same.

What do you think their prospects are now?


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Response to Hekate (Reply #10)

Wed Mar 31, 2021, 03:09 PM

11. No on Recall, I'd like to see Newsom take Princess DiFi's Senate seat. ...

What is the reason behind the recall? Other than (R)'s not getting their way.

I live in SD, and I still can't find a reason why Gov. Newsom is being Recalled.

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Response to aggiesal (Reply #11)

Wed Mar 31, 2021, 03:30 PM

12. I can't find any reason other that GOP can't win without cheating & they need to take down Dems...

...any way they can. Clearly, not everyone voted for Newsom when he was elected in the first place, but he won fair and square.

It didn’t take Trump to show Republicans they didn’t have to take “no” for an answer, as they had already done it by ousting Gray Davis, and with a recall ballot stuffed with known and unknown wannabes, we ended up with Arnold Schwartzenegger.

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Response to Hekate (Reply #12)

Wed Mar 31, 2021, 04:35 PM

18. Gray Davis was a completely different issue ...

He campaigned and never once mentioned that the state would be
20 billion in the red until after he won (because of the dot com crash).
Then after he was elected Davis announced it, and people were pi$$ed.

Once the Recall was announced, ENRON dumped a bunch of money
backing Herr Gropenator, so that CA. could stop their lawsuit against Enron
over Enron's intentional brown-outs we were experiencing across the state.

I was not happy with Davis not announcing the tax shortfall prior to the election,
but I still did not vote to RECALL him.
I was pi$$ed that Herr Gropenator took office then really pi$$ed me off when
he settled with Enron for 3 cents on the dollar.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Mar 31, 2021, 12:23 PM

9. yes we will...

and then the recall rules need to be changed. Too damn easy....

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Mar 31, 2021, 04:00 PM

13. People who recklessly call for a recall like this need to be punished.

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Response to LiberalFighter (Reply #13)

Wed Mar 31, 2021, 04:27 PM

17. +1

Yes!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Mar 31, 2021, 04:03 PM

14. Another kind of "purity test" that we cannot afford to bow to right now

Of course Democrats want a pure as driven snow, every Democratic candidate. No past mistakes, going back decades even. No prejudices when you were a young, growing, and learning person.

But right now, we must accept and defend even a flawed Democrat. Of course there are limits. But our purity test has to be somewhat relaxed in this age where the other side, for one, is worse, and two doesn't give a shit about the issue other than to push over the first domino and watch as we crawl all over ourselves to be the first to demand resignation!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Mar 31, 2021, 04:06 PM

15. GOP dirty tricks won't work this time. Tax dollars wasted. nt

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