Latest polls from California show voters evenly split over whether Governor Gavin Newsom should be recalled for his botched handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, high taxes, rising crime, and rampant homelessness.
New surveys show 52% of likely voters want Newsom to stay in office, while 48% believe he should be ousted.
“The CBS survey is just the latest to show Newsom narrowly beating out the recall effort but also showing that his opponents are more likely to vote in the Sept. 14 election,” reports The Hill.
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The recall comes on the heels of Newsom’s new COVID mandates as the Delta Variant rages across the Golden State.
California is now the first state in the country mandating vaccines or weekly tests for all public school teachers and staffers.
“The new policy will mirror Newsom’s recent order that all of California’s healthcare workers and state employees be vaccinated or be tested regularly, according to Politico, which first reported the new policy,” reports Forbes.
“The plan has already gotten the approval from California’s two most influential teachers unions, the California Teachers Association and the California Federation of Teachers,” adds the magazine.
The order will take effect in mid-October and impact 319,000 employees working at the Golden State’s public schools.
Dr. Anthony Fauci backs the decision to mandate vaccines for America’s educators.
“I’m going to upset some people on this, but I think we should,” he told MSNBC on Tuesday.
“We are in a critical situation now,” he added. “We’ve had 615,000-plus deaths and we are in a major surge now as we’re going into the fall, into the school season. This is very serious business. You would wish that people would see why it’s so important to get vaccinated.”
Read the full report at The Hill.