In spite of the fact that California Governor Gavin Newsom’s had previously vowed that he will not run for president in 2024, even if President Biden does not run for reelection, at least 70% of California residents polled across the political spectrum agreed that he should stay out of the race.
Quinnipiac University Survey questioned if California voters wanted Newsom to run for president as the next governor, and 7 out of 10 replied no.
Around 54% of Democrats in Newsom’s party stated they do not want their current governor to be the nation’s commander-in-chief.
Newsom, who won a second term as governor of California last year after surviving a citizen-led recall, claimed that he is all in on Biden running for reelection.
Yet, according to Fox News, Newsom has not ruled out running if Biden withdraws from the campaign.
Apart from the subject of a Newsom presidential ticket in 2024, pollsters asked respondents to rank the most pressing concerns confronting California now, with homelessness at 22%, affordable housing at 17%, and inflation at 10% placing first.
Overall, 84% of those polled thought homelessness is a very”significant issue.