California’s Democrat Gov. Gavin Newsom’s approval rating has reportedly dropped 14 points over the last four months amid growing recall petitions, a new poll found.
The University of California, Berkeley’s Institute of Governmental Studies survey found that 46% approve of Newsom’s job performance — down from 60% four months ago — the highest of any of the state’s governors in the last five decades, the Los Angeles Times reported.
The drop tracked with growing public dissatisfaction with Newsom’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic. The share of voters who said he is doing an excellent or good job dropped from roughly half in September to about a third, while those who faulted him for doing a poor job jumped from 28% to 43%.