Poll: Most California voters want to revamp state's recall process

Sixty percent of likely voters said they would favor changing the state's rules so officials can only be recalled because of illegal or unethical activity.

7/29/2021 7:30:00 AM

A majority of California likely voters would support overhauling the state's recall process to make it harder to remove elected officials mid-term, according to a poll released Wednesday

Sixty percent of likely voters said they would favor changing the state's rules so officials can only be recalled because of illegal or unethical activity.

by Berkeley's Institute of Governmental Studies found him with 50 percent support to 47 percent among likely voters.The PPIC poll found Newsom had an approval rating among likely voters of 56 percent on jobs and the economy.Another suggested change to recall rules got even more support: holding a separate top-two runoff election if the recall succeeds and no replacement candidate receives more than 50 percent of the vote. Sixty-eight percent of likely voters said they would back the change, including majorities of Democrats, Republicans and independents. Under the current system, a replacement candidate could become governor with a relatively small plurality of the vote.

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Still, voters said they would rather keep the recall option than jettison it entirely. Eighty-six percent said they thought it was good that the state constitution allows the recall of elected officials, although 69 percent — including 90 percent of Democrats and 36 percent of Republicans — said the current recall's price tag is a waste of money. PPIC asked voters about an early projected counties' cost of $215 million, though state leaders now estimate it overall costs at $276 million.

Changing the recall process would require amending the constitution, which would take another statewide ballot measure. In anaccompanying blog post, PPIC President and CEO Mark Baldassare recommended "creating a bipartisan commission that offers policy recommendations for California voters to consider on the November 2022 statewide ballot." headtopics.com

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Whoever decided to spend resources on this poll should be recalled These same Democrats no doubt supported both impeachments of Donald Trump and the efforts to recall Scott Walker in Wisconsin. Money was no object then. If it gets rid of Newsom it’s worth it, after the $32 billion in EDD money that was stolen, the billion dollar ch8nese mask contract, highest taxes, highest hous8ng costs and let’s not forget the growing homeless population, Gavin has been a disaster. RecallGavinNewsom

This recall if Newsome is a complete waste of money. They only want more restrictions b/c they're on the receiving end. California has been plagued with the same issues for years. This is why many want Newsom out. Interesting how Jerry Brown and GavinNewsom ignored issues for so long! RecallGavinNewsom

90 percent of Democrats and 36 percent of Republicans — said the current recall's price tag is a waste of money. PPIC asked voters about an early projected counties' cost of $215 million, though state leaders now estimate it overall costs at $276 million. 90% better vote then!

Likely California voters now almost evenly split on Newsom recall, poll findsThe findings of the new poll by the UC Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies and co-sponsored by the L.A. Times dispel the notion that California's solid Democratic voter majority will provide an impenetrable shield for Newsom. horrible

And also who is paying for the damn thing. The recall process in CA is a total circle jerk. Stop wasting my time and the state’s money. Did Newsom write this?

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Gavin Newsom has razor thin support in recall election, new poll showsThe poll also showed while Republicans represent just 25 percent of voters, the poll shows they make up 33 percent of likely voters in the recall election. They are just wasting our tax dollars, when it can be feeding the hungry or housing the homeless. Disgusting.

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