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Local poll says 40 percent of San Diego's registered voters support Gavin Newsom recall

Posted at 3:39 PM, Mar 31, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-31 22:21:15-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- 40 percent of San Diego's registered voters say they support the recall of California governor Gavin Newsom, according a recent poll conducted by SurveyUSA.

The poll interviewed 600 San Diego County adults from March 29 2021 through March 31, 2021. A total of 529 adults were identified as being registered voters and were asked the subset of questions concerning the potential recall.

30 percent of registered voters in San Diego County, including 50 percent Republicans and 17 percent Democrats, say they’ve signed the petition to recall the governor.

The survey's results were released as Californians wait to see if recall organizers have collected enough signatures to force a special election.

In San Diego, of the registered adults surveyed, 35 percent say he should remain in office. Meanwhile, 25 percent of those asked said they were unsure.

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So far, no Democrats have announced an intention to run in a potential recall election, but among announced republicans, 18 percent of those surveyed said they’d support former San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer with 61 percent undecided.

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A total of 36 percent of survey respondents also said Newsom’s coronavirus restrictions went too far. Meanwhile, 34 percent said the restrictions were about right while 20 percent said they didn't go far enough.

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As the state begins reopening, the survey suggests that locals are split on whether California is reopening at the right pace or too slow.

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