Friday | September 12, 2003
Davis still hanging in there
Longer-time readers should know I harbor no good will for Gray Davis. And his recent mocking of Schwarzenegger's accent (who was actually pronouncing "California" correctly) has done nothing for my distaste for the man.
But I oppose the recall as a sleazy power grab by Republicans who can't stomach losing a fair election. In that regards, I have always maintained Davis would survive. Not because anyonme likes Davis (few do), but because there were higher principles at stake.
So this latest poll is further fuel to my relatively bold prediction:
California voters are almost evenly split on whether to recall Gov. Gray Davis, and Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante retains a narrow lead over Arnold Schwarzenegger in the tightening race for a successor, according to a new Los Angeles Times poll.In the successor portion of the ballot, Bustamante has a 30-25 lead over Schwarzenneger, which is a smaller margin than the last LAT poll, but more in line with recent Field Polls (which I maintain is the only poll that matters this race).
This race is a tossup in both parts of the ballot, and will ultimately come down to turnout. But we knew that from day one.Posted September 12, 2003 10:49 AM | Comments (55)