California governor faces recall amid sinking approval, national ambition

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(The Center Square) – California Governor Gavin Newsom is facing yet another recall effort as his approval level sinks. Meanwhile, the governor is launching an ad campaign against Republican governors for a “war on women,” telling NBC’s Meet the Press that abortion is “a determination for women and their doctors” when asked if there is a week in pregnancy when abortion should be banned.

According to the latest February polling from the Public Policy Institute of California, Newsom’s approval rating is 47%, falling below 50% for the first time since 2019 when wildfires rocked the state and voters blamed the governor. His approval is now lower than it was in 2021 when activists were able to assemble the requisite 1.5 million signatures to force a recall election in the aftermath of COVID-19 policies that were longer lasting and more stringent than other states’. To secure a recall, Rescue California, the group leading the new recall effort, must secure well in excess of the 1.4 million signatures required to ensure the recall makes the November ballot, given that the California Secretary of State could invalidate between 10 and 15% of the gathered si...

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