The Sacramento Bee reports that a new UC Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies survey of California likely voters finds that Californicator Democrats Lt. Gov.
and former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa still lead the 2018 California gubernatorial Primary:
- Gavin Newsom (D) – 22%
- Antonio Villaraigosa (D) – 17%
- John Cox (R) – 9%
- David Hadley (R) – 8%
- John Chiang (D) – 5%
- Delaine Eastin (D) – 3%.
The IGS poll was conducted May 4-29 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.3 percent.
A similar poll taken in March, found Newsom in the lead with 28%, with Villaraigosa well behind at 11%.
The San Jose Mercury News reports that “a plurality of likely voters polled – 37 percent – said they didn’t have a preference.”
This is California so the top two finishers in the “jungle primary,” regardless of party affiliation, will advance to the general election.