The recall effort appears to actually have made the Democratic Governor’s standing in office stronger…
Voters would ‘overwhelmingly’ favor another Democrat if Newsom was to lose a recall vote , thus locking out any Republican out of the Governor’s office in the end….
A new UC Berkeley/Los Angeles Times poll finds just 36% of registered voters in the state said they would vote to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom (D), the same percentage of support found in a survey in late January.
In comparison, 49% of voters oppose removing the governor from office.
However, Democratic voters polled “also overwhelmingly favored having a prominent Democratic replacement candidate on the recall ballot in case Newsom was ousted from office, putting them at odds with efforts by their state party and Newsom’s campaign to prevent that from happening.”