Did you know that Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) is running a “shadow campaign” for president in 2024? That’s the growing consensus among insider politicos — even U.S. Senator John Fetterman (D-PA) admitted this month that the California governor is running, but doesn’t have “the guts to announce it.”
However, new poll numbers in the last week could spell doom for Newsom’s presidential aspirations - and trouble for Newsom at home in California.
An October Berkeley/IGS poll found that Newsom’s approval rating among California voters hit an all-time low, with 49% disapproving of his job as governor - up a whopping 10 points since February.
Newsom’s approval rating was just 44% — the lowest point ever recorded for him in California and an 11-point drop from February when his approval rating stood at 55%.
Newsom’s support plunged amongst every demographic in California - with drops registered among Democrats, Independents, and young voters.
Carl DeMaio, chairman of Reform California and a prominent critic of the governor who helped advance the 2021 recall against him, said that the polling was Newsom’s own fault.
“Californians are finally waking up to the reality that Gavin Newsom and the California democrats’ policies are hurting our hardworking families by hiking taxes, coddling criminals, and attacking parental rights — and Newsom has himself to blame because the national spotlight has made it easier for Californians to see what he’s doing and how it’s affecting them,” explained DeMaio.
Newsom’s standing nationally isn’t much better.
If he replaced Biden at the top of the Democrat ticket in 2024, the Democrats may be more likely to lose the White House than if they nominated President Biden or Vice President Harris.
Earlier this week, Stack Data Strategy released data and projections showing that if the 2024 presidential election were held today between Governor Newsom and former President Donald Trump, Newsom would lose the electoral college 219-319 — and would lose the popular vote by approximately 1.5 million. In the match-up, Newsom fairs the worst against the former president, with Biden winning the popular vote but getting 246-292 in the electoral college and Vice President Kamala Harris getting 227-311 and losing the popular vote.
“Make no mistake — Gavin Newsom is running for president in 2024 and all of his latest actions prove it,” DeMaio said, pointing to evidence such as Newsom’s planned debate with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, increased domestic and international travel, and recent proposal to amend the U.S. Constitution to weaken the 2nd Amendment.
“The more Gavin Newsom continues his push into national politics, the more California and the rest of the country sour on his extremist ideas and failed record,” DeMaio continued.
That’s why Reform California and Carl DeMaio are leading a campaign to expose and highlight Newsom’s failed policies and corruption — to warn the rest of the country and educate Californians. You can join the campaign at ExposeGavinNewsom.org.