California: Governor’s race poll shows Trump-friendly John Cox closing in on Newsom

American Thinker: Confounding the political punditocracy, Republican gubernatorial candidate John Cox is rising rapidly in the polls and is now so close to overtaking Democrat Gavin Newsom that he’s nearly within the margin of error of winning.  That’s what a new statewide poll from Probolsky Research, conducted Aug. 29-Sep. 2 among 900 likely voters, found.

According to the Sacramento Bee:

If California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom was expecting an easy race for the governor’s mansion, a poll released Thursday didn’t carry much in the way of good news.

While the statewide poll from Probolsky Research showed Newsom leading with 44 percent of respondents, his Republican opponent John Cox had 39 percent support; a further 17 percent of those polled were unsure whom they would support.

So all the pundit claims about Cox running in an unwinnable race, due to the Democrats’ voter registration advantage, seem to be falling apart.

Here’s another deet that won’t make the Democrats’ candidate happy: the trend that’s Cox’s friend.

On June 19, a USC-Dornsife-Los Angeles Times poll had Newsom in the lead, 45% to Cox’s 28%.

On June 27, a SurveyUSA poll had Newsom in the lead even more, by 58% to 29%.

But on July 25, a Public Policy Institute of California poll had Newsom ever so slightly starting to slip – and Cox starting to gain, with a 55% to 31% reading.

Now the Probolsky readout is 44% Newsom, 39% Cox, and plenty of undecideds.

What a coincidence: The precipitous drop comes right after Newsom promised free taxpayer-paid health care to the state’s millions of illegal aliens.  MORE

9 Comments on California: Governor’s race poll shows Trump-friendly John Cox closing in on Newsom

  1. While there are lots of other races where I really really want to see DJT supporters win, I can’t think of anything that would please me more than to see Cox blow away Newsome in CA.

  2. You can thank Jerry Browns dumb ass legislation for pushing Cox up in the polls because Coxs idea of a campaign rally is 4 old people at a nursing home. Travis Allen would have been killing Newsom in the polls right now.

  3. It would be really nice if Cox actually placed some ads!!!
    How will people learn how extreme Gavin’s views are without a little advertising?
    The obvious default for most Californians is to pull the D lever, but maybe if they had a little information presented to them they could make an informed choice.

  4. Frankly, I wrote California off years ago. I’d just as soon saw it off the mainland and let it fall into the Pacific. ….Lady in Red


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