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Recent poll predicts California Gov. Gavin Newsom could lose recall vote by double digits

According to a recent poll, Governor Gavin Newsom could be set to lose the recall election by double digits.

The results suggest 51 percent of likely voters in California’s upcoming gubernatorial recall election today would vote yes to recall incumbent Governor Newsom, while 40 percent would vote no to keep him in office. With regard to political ideologies, Republicans support recall by an 8:1 margin; Democrats oppose by a smaller 3:1 margin.

The report reads, “When asked why Newsom should be recalled, a majority of those supporting his recall point to COVID-related issues: 34% cite Newsom’s handling of COVID restrictions; 13% the closures of businesses; 4% the closures of schools. Another 10% point to Newsom’s attendance at a party while the state was in lockdown. 18% say Newsom’s spending decisions are the main reason he should be recalled; 12% say the mishandling of unemployment dollars.”

The poll was organized by Survey USA and the San Diego Union-Tribune, questioning 1,100 Californians about their stance on the special election. The official recall election date is September 14th, however, every resident will receive a mail-in ballot in August.

By the middle of the month, Gavin Newsom will be sending Californians another round of stimulus checks, at the same time mail-in ballots are delivered. This special election is the success of a historic grassroots effort, as hundreds of Californians volunteered to build support and organize the recall.

ARTICLE: ANTOINETTE AHO

MANAGING EDITOR: CARSON CHOATE
PHOTO CREDITS: SF GATE

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Antoinette is a community college student in Sacramento, California. She is a Politics Editor at Fact Based America, a correspondent for Campus Reform, and a student journalist. She previously worked for Turning Point USA as a High School Coordinator.

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