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Would a Party Endorsement Matter in the Recall? August 3 2021 Later this week, California Republican Party delegates will consider endorsing a replacement candidate in the gubernatorial recall. Given the large number of candidates, an endorsement could be consequential.
What’s Wrong with the Recall? July 28 2021 An overwhelming majority of California likely voters say it is a good thing that there is a process for recalling elected officials. But more than two-thirds say the current recall is a waste of money, and a similar share say the recall process should be changed.
California’s Politically Invisible July 27 2021 California voters are older, better educated, wealthier, and more likely to be white than Californians who don’t vote. This gap between the voting public and Californians as a whole can make election results unrepresentative.
Voter Enthusiasm Could Shape the Governor’s Recall July 2 2021 Although less than a majority of California likely voters say they want to remove Governor Newsom from office, an “enthusiasm gap” between recall supporters and those opposed could have implications for the September 14 election.
Video: Californians and Their Government June 3 2021 PPIC’s Dean Bonner and Mark Baldassare discuss new statewide survey findings on Governor Newsom’s job approval, the gubernatorial recall effort, Californians’ economic outlook, and other topics.