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