The movement to recall California Governor Gavin Newsom had been floating around for a while, receiving little support. But by the end of last year, into this year, it had been kicked into high gear. The effort secured over 500,000 more signatures than required to trigger a recall election this November. Now, the once-celebrated governor has to seriously think about fighting to save his job.
Perhaps you think Newsom has enough support from a variety of demographics to stay safe. Knowing how minorities in California vote, you’d suspect that there won’t be enough movement among voters to oust this failed governor. But you might be wrong. Because a new poll reveals one major demographic—that Newsom absolutely needs—just might vote him out.
A new poll released this week shows that Latino voters are perhaps more likely to vote to recall Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom than other racial groups…
A Probolsky Research poll showed that 44.5% of Latino/Hispanic voters would vote “yes” to the question, “Shall Gavin Newsom be recalled (removed) from the office of Governor?” 44.1% answered “no” to the question. Around 14% did not say they would vote “yes” or “no.”
“It really just speaks to the current state of affairs of Latinos being disproportionately impacted health-wise and economically by this pandemic,” said Adam Probolsky, president of the firm that conducted the research. [Source: Daily Wire]
Latino voters in CA are almost overwhelming Democrats. So, for this many of them to want to vote Newsom out is significant.
Hey, we shouldn’t be that surprised. Most voters only pick someone because they think his policies and leadership will help them and their families. But what has Newsom done to actually help Latino residents—and most people in California for that matter?
He shut down the schools, churches, and most businesses. Families are struggling to make ends meet, put food on the table, and educate their children. Statistics suggest minority families have been disproportionately hit by Newsom’s lockdown measures (as many of them work in industries hit hard by his policies).
After a year of misery, uncertainty, and outright hypocrisy from their governor, Latino voters should be eager to get rid of him. Newsom claimed they were “all in it together,” then violated his own lockdown rules again and again. He was frequently seen attending parties and events at restaurants supposedly closed.
How does that make residents feel, knowing Newsom can flout lockdown rules whenever he wants? Very angry.
Add to that the fact that Latino residents reportedly made up about half of the state’s COVID cases and deaths. Who do you think they blame for that?
If I were Newsom, I’d be getting very worried right about now.