After choosing not to recall the incumbent Governor, Gavin Newsom in 2021, California is set to vote once again to elect a new Governor of the state on November 8th, 2022.
California Governor Election 2022 Polls: Latest Polls
The latest Polls are not yet conducted between Gavin Newsom and Brian Dahle for the California Governor Race
California Governor Polls 2022: Google Trends
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California Governor Election 2022 Polls: The Candidates
However, the GOP is pretty crowded with over 10 candidates running for the June 7 Primary election.
- Ronald A. Anderson
- Shawn Collins
- Brian Dahle
- Ron Jones
- Jenny Rae Le Roux
- David Lozano
- Daniel R. Mercuri
- Robert C. Newman
- Lonnie Sortor
- Anthony Trimino
- Major Williams
- Leo S. Zacky
- Anthony Fanara
- Gavin Newsom, the incumbent governor
- Armando Perez-Serrato
- Joel Ventresca
California Governor Election 2022 Polls: Other Non-Party Candidates
California Governor Election 2022 Polls: Rules for Voting
Since the 2020 Presidential election, California has made universal mail-in ballots and in-person voting on election day permanent. The registered voter in California will receive a ballot in the mail. After being marked by the voters, the ballot should be returned by mail before June 7. The voters can also vote by walking to their nearest polling booth.
The last day to register to vote n California is May 23. However, one can still conditionally register and vote up through June 7.
The last date for the voter registration for upcoming California was May 23rd. However, the ones who have missed the May 23rd registration deadline can register themselves by accessing the conditional voter registration platform. The conditional voter registration began on May 24th.
From May 28 and June 6, vote centres start at 10 a.m. and end at 7 p.m. On the primary election day, which is June 7, the voting starts at 7 a.m. and ends at 8 p.m.
California Governor Election 2022 Polls: General Election Prediction
California has been a den of Democrats and since 1992 California has voted for the Democratic Party in every Presidential election. If we talk about the upcoming California Governor election, even before the conclusion of the Primary election, almost all the Predictions by the well-known procrastinators have been in favor of the Democrats.
The latest prediction for the upcoming California Governor election has been The Cook Political Report and Inside Election. Both the platforms have predicted a win for the Democratic Party irrespective of the candidates.
California Governor Polls 2022: How California has voted in previous electoral races?
It is no understatement to say that the Democratic Party dominates California lock, stock and barrel. Since the year 1994 the Republican Party has been on a downswing in the state with the only time it could put up a fight being in 2003 and 2006 in the Gubernatorial Race. But since then no Republican has won any elected office statewide.
For perhaps the first time, no Republican could qualify and appear on the ballot in the Election to the US Senate in the 2016 Senate Election As per California voter registration statistics of February 2021, 46% of the state identifies as Democrat and 24% as Republican.
To think that Presidents Ronald Reagan (a Republican Hero) and Richard Nixon were denizens of this state and won it decisively just a few decades back boggles the minds of most people.
A) Presidential Races
|Year||Democratic Candidate||Democrat Voteshare||Republican Candidate||Republican Voteshare|
|2004||John Kerry||54.31%||George Bush||44.36%|
|2008||Barack Obama||61.01%||John Mccain||36.95%|
|2012||Barack Obama||60.24%||Mitt Romney||37.12%|
|2016||Hillary Clinton||61.73%||Donald Trump||31.62%|
|2020||Joe Biden||63.48%||Donald Trump||34.32%|
The last time a Republican Presidential Candidate won California was in 1992 and no Democrat has gone below a Voteshare of 50% since 1996.
B) Gubernatorial Races
|Year||Winning Candidate||Winner’s Voteshare||Runner-Up||Runner-Up’s Vote share|
|2003-Recall||Arnold Schwarzenegger(R)||48.6%||Cruz Bustamente(D)||31.5%|
|2006||Arnold Schwarzenegger(R)||55.9%||Phil Angelides(D)||38.9%|
|2010||Jerry Brown(D)||53.8%||Meg Whitman(R)||40.9%|
|2014||Jerry Brown(D)||60%||Neel Kashkari(R)||40.%|
|2018||Gavin Newsom(D)||61.9%||John Cox(R)||38.1%|
The last a Republican won the Gubernatorial Election was in 2003 when Arnold Schwarzenegger won the election in the 2003 Recall. Since then no Republican has come close to ousting a Democrat.
The last time the Republican Party got more than 40% of all voters in the House of Representatives Races was in 2010, since then it has slowly been losing more and more ground to the Democrats
California Election: FAQ’s
- How long Has Newson Been the Governor of California?
Gavin Newson has been serving as Governor of California since 2019. He is the 40th Governor of California. Gavin Newsom has been the Governor of California for over 4 years now.
- Can Gavin Newson Run for Governor Again?
As per the rules, a Governor in California can serve for 2 terms. If Gavin Newsom wins the upcoming election, it will be the last 4 years of him as Governor. However, if he loses, he will be able to run for the office once again.
- How long was Arnold Schwarzenegger the governor of California?
Arnold Schwarzenegger was one of the rare Republicans who had an opportunity to serve as Governor of California. He was Governor of California for 8 years (2003-2011).
- Who ran for California Governor in 2014?
In 2014, Jerry Brown was the Democratic Party’s candidate and Neel Kashkari was the GOP candidate. Jerry Brown won the election by a massive 20%. He got a 60% vote share.
- Who is Governor Newsom Wife?
Governor Newsom is married twice. First to Kimberly Ann Guilfoyle (2001-2006). Kimberly Ann Guilfoyle also served as an advisor to the 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump.
Currently, Newsom is married to Jennifer Siebel Newsom since 2008. She is the first lady of California.
How Polls were Wrong In California Recall Election 2021?
The Polls were wrong and as we mentioned earlier, the polls were underplaying Newsom’s votes. Google search data confirmed our hypothesis and the data showed us that Governor Newsom was in fact performing better than in the 2018 election.
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