The Public Policy Institute based in the city of California carried out a poll with regard to the elections that are likely to take place concerning Gavin Newsom, the governor of the state. And it was found out that he has the backing of a majority of the population. The main reason for this is the way he handled the spread of the Delta variant of coronavirus in the state. The supporters of the Democratic governor claimed that they would vote against the recall election of the governor.
Gavin Newsom’s Strengths
The political survey was released on the 1st of September. Accordingly, a total of 58% of voters stated that they would go for rejecting the recall election. And the remaining 38% approved of taking the action against the California governor Gavin Newsom. The election is to take place on the 14th of September. It was found out that public opinion is split on the basis of party lines. Almost all the voters belonging to the Democratic Party stated that they will be supporting Governor Gavin Newsom. Also, 50% of independent voters said the same thing. As against this, a bulk of voters belonging to the Republican Party expressed their disapproval of the Democratic governor.
One of the major factors that contributed to the advantage of Gavin Newsom is the concern that lingers in the state with regard to the Delta variant of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and the rate at which hospitalizations are taking place throughout the country. The poll also reflected that the people of the state are most afraid of the coronavirus pandemic currently and that they approve the policies of the current governor in tackling the issue. Most people stated that they love the job that the state officials were doing under the direction of Newsom.