A poll of voters shows Mayor Gavin Newsom leading the pack in the race for lieutenant governor. According to the results of a recent Field Poll, Newsom is leading Maldonado by nine percentage points. Another 23 percent of voters that are still undecided.
Newsom’s biggest advantage seems to be that he is well recognized by the voters. About 67 percent of voters know of the mayor, a whopping number, but 41 percent hold a negative image of him. This only skyrockets among Republicans, with 66 percent of GOP voters viewing him unfavorably.
His opponent, Abel Maldonado has a positive image, but only one-third of voters know of him.
An interesting note is that voters in Northern California prefer Newsom by a nearly 2-to-1 margin whereas Southern California is more evenly divided over the candidates.
These results were taken from a telephone poll which took a random sample of 357 likely voters. The poll was conducted in various languages and dialects with a margin of error of 5.5 percentage points.