In the midst of a growing recall movement, California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s approval rating in a new UC Berkeley poll has plummeted from 64% to 46% in just four months. Under Newsom, the state has shut down businesses and schools, unconstitutionally targeted churches, imposed draconian COVID rules that Newsom was famously caught violating, and left millions of Californians awaiting unemployment payments while paying out $11.4 billion in fraudulent claims.
To quote Instapundit blog master Prof. Glenn Reynolds, what’s astonishing is that his poll numbers aren’t worse. For instance, who are the 43% of Californians who actually approve of how Newsom has dealt with the coronavirus? Did that many people get fraudulent unemployment checks?