gavin_newsom_thumbs_up.jpgA 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.

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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.

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  • EarlRichards

    Gavin should be elected, because he has shown a genuine concern for Californians by preserving funding for domestic violence programs in San Francisco. Battered women shelters are absolutely required to stop a battered wife from being beaten or killed. Most women are smaller than men. Schwarzenegger, Shriver, Maldonado and Whitman could not care less whether battered women live or die.

  • EarlRichards

    Gavin should be elected, because he has shown a genuine concern for Californians by preserving funding for domestic violence programs in San Francisco. Battered women shelters are absolutely required to stop a battered wife from being beaten or killed. Most women are smaller than men. Schwarzenegger, Shriver, Maldonado and Whitman could not care less whether battered women live or die.

  • hillarys_quivering_lip

    Gavin can’t handle being Mayor, he’s not ready for a statewide office.

    I’m not pulling the lever for a Repub nor that dollop of hair gel. The rest of California can figure this out. I can’t vote for either of em.

  • hillarys_quivering_lip

    Gavin can’t handle being Mayor, he’s not ready for a statewide office.

    I’m not pulling the lever for a Repub nor that dollop of hair gel. The rest of California can figure this out. I can’t vote for either of em.