After Joe Biden’s disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan, Democrats are facing a public relations nightmare.
But Joe Biden isn’t the only one in trouble with voters.
That’s because another top Democrat could soon be out of a job for reasons you won’t believe.
The recall election of California Democrat Governor Gavin Newsom is coming up on September 13.
Originally, Democrats laughed at the thought of Newsom actually losing his job.
After all, California is so deeply blue that anyone with an “R” next to their name is usually guaranteed to lose.
But that may no longer be the case.
In fact, the latest polls show the September 13 recall election could go either way as California Republicans are more fired up than the Democrats.
Even in this bastion of progressive politics, ominous signs for the Democratic Party are everywhere. A CBS News-YouGov poll last week found voters who cast ballots for Joe Biden were less likely than Trump supporters to be very closely following the recall — and less motivated to vote. In a Berkeley-IGS survey, registered Democrats and independent voters were nearly 30 percentage points less likely than Republicans to express a high level of interest in voting in the election.
The lack of enthusiasm is so concerning to Democrats that Gavin Newsom, the state’s Democratic governor, has been furiously working to yoke his main Republican opponent, Larry Elder, to Trump, while volunteers working with the progressive advocacy group Courage California texted voters a plea last week not to throw their mail ballots away.
With crime surging as a result of Newsom’s refusal to address public safety, security and crime are a top issue for voters now in California.
Not only that, but the quality of life has been destroyed in San Francisco and Los Angeles due to Newsom allowing homelessness to fester out of control.
When speaking recently of the homelessness situation, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva – a registered Democrat – said that “Nothing will change your political viewpoint more than a transient taking a shit in your front yard.”
As for public safety officials who actually want to do something about the problems, their hands are tied by Newsom and liberal Democrats in control of the government.
But apparently voters are waking up to this fact and also realizing that Newsom’s authoritarian lockdowns and mandates crushed businesses in the state, and that his new vaccine passport scheme will only crush businesses even more.
Democrats originally expected the September 14 recall to be a walk in the park for Newsom.
But with only a few weeks until voters head to the polls, Democrats are worried Newsom could be booted from office on Election Day.
Political Animal News will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.