New Public Policy Institute of California’s poll shows the drive to recall Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom is getting complicated since a strong majority of state voters approve his pandemic management with only 40 percent saying they would like to see him removed, Politico writes.
The increased optimism in California after its rebound from the Covid-19 crisis sees a whopping 90 percent of voters believing the worst of the crisis is behind the state compared to the 74 percent who said that in March.
Newsom enjoys majority approval of his job performance at the moment with 54 percent of all likely voters and even higher, 64 percent, supporting his handling of the pandemic.
PPIC President and CEO Mark Baldassare said in an interview that everything is pointing in the direction of much more optimism about Covid and the economy and California, and people are feeling good about the economic prospects in the year.
According to the poll, 57 percent of likely voters would vote no on recalling Newsom if the recall election were held today while 40 percent would vote yes and only 3 percent said they didn’t know. The drive to oust Newsom is backed by 78 percent of Republicans, 47 percent of independents and 11 percent of Democrats.