New State Poll Shows Support for Newsom, Feinstein, Gas Tax Repeal

The results of a new state poll indicate a strong chance of there being another Democrat as governor in California.

The Survey USA Poll shows Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gavin Newsom leading his Republican challenger and incumbent U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein leading her challenger, a fellow democrat.

The poll which was conducted for reporting partner 10News, the San Diego Union-Tribune, KABC-TV in Los Angeles, and KPIX-TV in San Francisco.  The poll asked California voters how they would vote with less than a month before the Nov. 6 election.

In the governor’s race, the Democrat Newsom -- currently the state’s Lieutenant Governor -- leads San Diego-based businessman/Republican candidate John Cox 52 percent to 35 percent, according to the poll.

In the U.S. Senate race, incumbent Democrat Feinstein -- seeking her fifth term in the U.S. Senate -- holds a 40 percent to 26 percent lead over fellow Democrat Kevin De Leon. The poll shows there are 35 percent of voters who are undecided on this race.

Among the state propositions, Prop 6, which would repeal California’s gas tax that was enacted in 2017, has the support of a large majority of California voters. The poll shows 58 percent of voters want to do away with the gas tax increase while 29 percent would vote against the repeal. 

The rent control issue, Prop 10, is opposed by 46 percent of voters while 36 percent of voters support Prop. 10.

See all of poll results here.

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