If the Gavin Newsom recall vote were held today, it seems likely that the recall effort would fail, according to a new poll.
The Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) found that 56% of likely voters said they wanted to retain Newsom, while 40% said they wanted to see him gone.
After hitting a 46% low in approval ratings earlier this year after Newsom violated his own strict COVID restrictions by attending a dinner party at the French Laundry, Newsom finally started opening up California and making plans to get kids back to school. His approval rating seems to have bounced back up into the 50s since that time.
Republicans are still mostly in favor of the recall, which gained 2.1 million signatures through mid-March when it only needed 1.5 million.
Voters would need to vote in favor of a recall of Newsom later this year before replacing him with someone else.
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