By Jennifer Kerns, Editor-in-Chief & Publisher | All-American News
Gavin Newsom doesn’t even have friends in Berkeley, California these days.
A new poll out of Berkeley shows Newsom’s approval ratings have plummeted a stunning 20 points in just six months.
The University of California, Berkeley Institute of Government Studies poll found that just 46 percent of California voters actually approve of his job performance.
The figure stuns in comparison to the nearly 2/3 majority approval he enjoyed in just September, and last May when he held a coveted 64% approval rating.
The California recall effort has clearly taken a toll on the governor’s public image.
Nearly 40 percent of California voters would vote to recall him — and the recall effort hasn’t even been officially placed on the ballot yet.
A Public Policy Institute Poll of California (PPIC) poll had slightly better news for the governor in finding that 52 percent of California voters approve of Newsom.
His handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, botched vaccine distribution, and egregious lockdowns are seen as contributing factors to the disapproval he faces.
However, one swift move could turn it all around for Gavin: a “REOPEN CALIFORNIA” edict that would let the Golden State do what it does best: produce, and get people moving again.