Poll Finds Newsom Has Healthy Lead Over Cox in California Governor’s Race With Fewer Voters Undecided

Left: John Cox is seen in an image posted to his Facebook page on Jan. 12, 2018. Right: California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on July 27, 2016. (Credit: Nicholas Kamm / AFP / Getty Images)

Left: John Cox is seen in an image posted to his Facebook page on Jan. 12, 2018. Right: California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on July 27, 2016. (Credit: Nicholas Kamm / AFP / Getty Images)

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom has a dominant lead over the wealthy Rancho Santa Fe businessman John Cox in the race for California governor, according to a new poll by the Public Policy Institute of California.

Opportunities for Cox to pick up support before the November election also appear to be limited, with just 9% of likely voters saying they were undecided.

“The electorate is very polarized today. For Republicans it’s hard to imagine voting for a Democrat. For Democrats, it’s hard to imagine voting for a Republican,” institute President Mark Baldassare said.

That could spell bad news for Cox: In California, Democrats have a 19-percentage-point advantage over the GOP in voter registration.

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