Looking at the Public Policy Institute of California’s survey for the Governor’s race (see California Senate above), Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) continues to hold a lead. The question is whether a Republican will qualify for the second general election position. According to the jungle primary ballot test question, Mr. Newsom has a 28-14% lead over businessman and former presidential candidate John Cox (R). Close behind is former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) at 12%. Republican state Assemblyman Travis Allen (R-Huntington Beach) is next with 10%. Former Mayor Villaraigosa is making a strong push to claim second place, which would enable him to battle Newsom in the general election. Republicans have virtually no chance of winning the statewide election.
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