A new Quinnipiac University poll has found that 70 percent of California voters do not want to see Gov. Gavin Newsom placing a bid for the Democratic nomination in 2024.
The poll which was released on Wednesday surveyed 1,091 self-identified registered voters in the state over the past week. According to their findings, only 22 percent of those voters stated that they would like to see Newsom place a bid for the White House, while 70 percent do not want to see Newson try for a higher office.
These numbers become even more important when broken down by party affiliation, with 35 percent of Democrats stating they would like to see Newsom try for the White House, while 54 percent said they would not. Among Republican voters, 90 percent stated that they did not want to see Newsom try for the White House.
Quinnipiac poll analyst Tim Mallory, wrote that this is a “thumbs down” as it clearly showed the governor that if he has plans that extend beyond their home state, they would not support him.
Many Democrats have been speculating that Newsom might join the race, as the Democrats are not all convinced that an 80-year-old nominee is going to be the best option for the Democratic party in 2024. Other polls continue to show that Newsom and Vice President Kamala Harris continue to be the favorites among Democrats in the case where President Biden chooses not to try for a second term.