CA: Newsom recall election is turning into landslide, poll shows

Source: San Francisco Chronicle

“For the second time this week, Gov. Gavin Newsom saw a very encouraging poll in the upcoming Sept. 14 California recall election. A SurveyUSA/San Diego Union-Tribune poll found Newsom beating back the recall by eight percentage points, and a Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) poll released Wednesday night shows the governor leading by an even bigger margin. The new poll, conducted among 1,706 Californians between Aug. 20 to Aug. 29, shows that 58% of likely voters plan to vote ‘no’ on the first question (Shall Gavin Newsom be recalled?) while just 39% plan to vote ‘yes.’ Newsom, armed with an eight-to-one fundraising advantage, has dramatically increased voter outreach and engagement efforts over the course of the final month. It’s Newsom’s most favorable poll in a while, as most polling from August showed a close race within five percentage points.” (09/02/21)