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Politics California Recall Voters Most Concerned About COVID in Good News for Newsom: Exit Polls

04:20  15 september  2021
04:20  15 september  2021 Source:   newsweek.com

Newsom's nightmare: How one November day fueled the recall

  Newsom's nightmare: How one November day fueled the recall SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — On a single day last November, two events helped set the course for just the second recall election against a governor in California history: Gov. Gavin Newsom dined with 11 friends and lobbyists at one of the country’s most expensive restaurants as he pleaded with Californians to stay home, while those looking to kick him out of office won four more months to qualify for the ballot. Photos of the maskless dinner showed the Democratic governor going against what he had been urging for months to combat the coronavirus: don’t gather in groups, keep your distance, wear a mask.

A voter drops her ballot into a ballot box in the California gubernatorial recall election at a polling station at Burbank High School in Burbank, California , September 14, 2021. (CNN) The Covid -19 pandemic remains at the top of voters ' minds, with about one-third saying it's the biggest issue for the state, according to a California exit poll conducted for CNN and other news networks by Edison Research. That's followed by just over one-fifth saying homelessness, 1 in 6 saying the economy and wildfires, respectively, and slightly under one-tenth saying crime. Concerns vary across partisan lines

Many Democrats had previously been concerned about Newsom getting recalled because polls taken over the summer indicated that he might be in trouble. However, the governor appears to have mitigated that threat in recent weeks. According to polling data compiled by FiveThirtyEight, about 57% of likely voters in California now oppose removing Newsom from office. Joe Biden visited California yesterday to encourage voters to support Newsom in the recall race, warning that Republican candidate Larry Elder is a “clone of Donald Trump”. “Can you imagine him being governor of this state?

An exit poll during the California recall election shows that voters are most concerned about the coronavirus pandemic.

Gavin Newsom holding a sign: California Gov. Gavin Newsom, shown here speaking to union workers and volunteers on election day at the IBEW Local 6 union hall, could defeat the recall, according to exit polls that show voters are most concerned about COVID. © Justin Sullivan/Getty California Gov. Gavin Newsom, shown here speaking to union workers and volunteers on election day at the IBEW Local 6 union hall, could defeat the recall, according to exit polls that show voters are most concerned about COVID.

About one-third of voters have said that COVID-19 remains the biggest issue in the state, according to a California exit poll conducted for CNN and other news networks by Edison Research.

In the early months of the pandemic, Gov. Gavin Newsom was praised for his response and COVID was the center of the Democrat's campaign in the recall fight.

California's Newsom votes as recall against him nears end

  California's Newsom votes as recall against him nears end SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom voted to keep himself in office Friday, days before the recall election against him comes to a close. The Democratic governor cast his ballot at an early voting center in Sacramento alongside his wife, Jennifer Siebel Newsom, and took a glimpse of her vote. “I think we're gonna be alright," he joked. The last day to vote is Tuesday, and at least a third of California's 22 million registeredThe Democratic governor cast his ballot at an early voting center in Sacramento alongside his wife, Jennifer Siebel Newsom, and took a glimpse of her vote.

California 's Democrat Governor, Gavin Newsom , faces being replaced as the leader of the state if voted out of office in Tuesday's election. His handling of the pandemic has been criticised, fuelling a long Republican-led effort to remove him as governor. Here, BBC News looks at some of the claims made by Governor Newsom and his challengers on the campaign In contrast to California , he said in late August, Texas, Florida and Mississippi had some of the country's highest case and test-positivity rates in the US. The positivity rate shows the proportion of Covid tests that come back positive.

The effort to recall California Gov. Gavin Newsom comes to a close Tuesday, as voters head to the polls for a final day to decide whether to remove a relatively popular, first-term Democrat and replace him with one of 46 other candidates, including Larry Elder, a conservative Republican who supports former president Donald Due to the strong Democratic lean of the California electorate, high turnout should would be good news for Newsom . And the partisan breakdown of the early votes looks very similar to that of the 2020 presidential election, in which Biden won California by 29 percentage points.

Just 3 in 10 voters also said the governor's response pandemic to the pandemic was too strict despite efforts to use Newsom's efforts against him, according to ABC News. And 6 in 10 Californians rated the Republican party unfavorably in the exit poll.

Second is homelessness with just more than one-fifth of voters most concerned about that issue.

This is a developing story and will be updated with more information as it becomes available.

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The election will be just the second recall election for governor in state history. The other took place in 2003 when Democratic Governor Gray Davis was recalled and Republican Arnold Schwarzenegger became governor. Here's what you need to know about the recall. How did we get here?In February 2020, a group called the California Patriot Coalition began circulating a petition to recall Newsom, citing his administration's policies on immigration, homelessness, the state's drought emergency and taxes. Newsom had faced five previous recall attempts, but such petitions require 1.

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