Not that long ago, California Gov. Gavin Newsom faced a brutal recall election. While he managed to hold onto his job, the recall race underscored deep dissatisfaction for the governor and his far-left government.
California has suffered significant decline in recent years, as hundreds of thousands have moved out.
Many have blamed the governor for these problems. And, despite calls for him to run for president, Newsom just got hit with bad news.
From Fox News:
A new poll shows California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s approval rating has dropped to an all-time low as he continues to face accusations that he is running a “shadow” presidential campaign as a backup plan to President Biden.
The late October poll, published on Tuesday by the UC Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies poll co-sponsored by the Los Angeles Times, showed Newsom with a 44% approval, down 11 points from February.
Gov. Newsom’s approval has dropped by 11 points since earlier in the year. Some are claiming this is the result of his “shadow” presidential campaign. Critics have suggested Newsom and Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer are secretly running for president.
Should President Biden be unable to continue through 2024, these Democrats will be poised to jump in and take his place. These accusations have been unconfirmed, however. And Democrats continue to scramble over news that Biden might lose to Donald Trump.
Newsom’s drop in approval might be linked to the ongoing problems faced by Californians. Crime continues to be a major problem. Businesses are shutting down locations in major cities. Homelessness and drug addiction are driving families out of their communities.
And California seemingly does nothing along the border, as millions of migrants enter illegally.
It is likely that Newsom’s drop in favor is a result of residents blaming him for these problems. But the Democrat appears to be ignoring the writing on the wall. His spokesperson claimed this alarming poll is an “outlier,” dismissing it outright.
It does not appear that Newsom is concerned with this poll. This means, he is unlikely to change any of the policies that have been criticized by many.
Will this result in further decline? Should California fail to recover from its current slump, Gavin will have a hard time holding onto his job.
Source: Fox News