Polling on Newsom suggests decreased support, safe from recall

PPIC time trend; likely voters (https://www.ppic.org/wp-content/uploads/time-trends-likely-voters-0121.pdf): pre-pandemic wa43% approve, 29% approve, 21% no opinion. Approval spiked to 64%, declined to 42%. Disapproval up to 43%. Everyone now has an opinion PPIC cross tab, likely voters (https://www.ppic.org/wp-content/uploads/crosstabs-likely-voters-0121.pdf): Gender gap is huge. Men disapprove of Newsom by a small margin. Females love him 55% to 42%. Approval on economy much worse than covid Berkeley poll shows similar trends: https://escholarship.org/uc/item/1tj8q5rb

Overall Newsom support is still strong. Moderates will be key for him and they still approve of Newsom. Divide on Newsom closely mirrors Biden vs Trump which is a great dynamic for Newsom to have.

More commentary here https://calmatters.org/commentary/2021/02/california-polls-newsom-approval-recall/