Gov. Newsom has spent the last year alternating between his vineyard and trying to get Gov. DeSantis to notice him with constant attacks and billboards in Florida. (DeSantis doesn’t appear to be paying attention.)
Newsom’s campaign was a bid to enter the presidential race, but, like most Dems, he chickened out once the Dems survived the midterms and joined the coronation of Biden for the nomination. But based on the latest numbers, he might not have been been able to win his own state.
Gov. Gavin Newsom has repeatedly said he doesn’t want to run for president in 2024.
Apparently, voters agree.
Seven out of 10 said they would not like to see him make a bid for the White House in the next election, per a new Quinnipiac University poll of registered California voters. Even a majority of Democrats (54 percent) still say he shouldn’t run next year.
Two ways to read this. One is that the people of California, at least the ones who haven’t fled yet, are so attached to Newsom’s services, that they want him to stay in Sacramento. The other is that they don’t like him.
Let’s look at another number.
If given the financial means to do so, more than 4 in 10 voters (43 percent) say they would move out of California to somewhere else, while 55 percent say they would not.
That is not a good number.
But California has consistently and unprecedentedly lost population every year Newsom’s been in office. But if Newsom takes over the country, where are people going to flee to?