Poll: Majority of Hispanic Voters in California Want to Recall Gavin Newsom

FILE - In this May 9, 2019 file photo Gov. Gavin Newsom discusses his revised 2019-2020 state budget during a news conference in Sacramento, Calif. The state Senate rejected Newsom's budget proposal Wednesday, May 15, 2019, that would put a tax on most residential water bills to improve drinking water …
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A majority of Hispanic voters in the State of California want to remove incumbent Democrat Gov. Gavin Newsom, according to a new Emerson College poll.

The Emerson College poll reported that 54% of likely voters who are Hispanic wanted to recall Newsom, while only 41% wanted to retain him — a gap of 13 points. Latino voters were the only group that wanted to remove Newsom; white voters were split evenly, while African American and Asian voters favored retaining him.

The result suggests that Democrats’ losses among Hispanic voters in 2020 might have been long-term.

In California, polls found that more Latinos voted for Trump in 2020 than in 2016, even as Trump took a hard line against illegal immigration. Democrats’ association with “defund the police” and with harsh coronavirus lockdowns, which kept people out of work and children out of school, also likely had an impact.

As Breitbart News reported Tuesday, the Emerson College poll also “shows a statistical tie between likely voters who favor removing Gov. Gavin Newsom (46%) in the Sep. 14 recall, and those who favor retaining him (48%).

Moreover, “undecided voters appear to be breaking against the incumbent. In July, 43% favored recalling Newsom, with 48% against it, and 6% of likely voters undecided. Undecided voters have since fallen 3%.”

Conservative talk radio host Larry Elder leads likely replacements for Newsom, as the only candidate in double digits.

The poll was conducted between July 30-August 1 among 1,000 likely voters, and has a margin of error of 3%.

Joel B. Pollak is Senior Editor-at-Large at Breitbart News and the host of Breitbart News Sunday on Sirius XM Patriot on Sunday evenings from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET (4 p.m. to 7 p.m. PT). He is the author of the recent e-book, Neither Free nor Fair: The 2020 U.S. Presidential Election. His recent book, RED NOVEMBER, tells the story of the 2020 Democratic presidential primary from a conservative perspective. He is a winner of the 2018 Robert Novak Journalism Alumni Fellowship. Follow him on Twitter at @joelpollak.

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