Poll Finds Newsom Has a Commanding Lead Over Cox in California Governor’s Race
There was a lot of discussion about this kind of primary and the likely result. We got a strong Dem and a weak GOP guy. If people had not reacted strategically, maybe it would be Dem V Dem. If we had a real party divide primary, we would still have a strong Dem and a weak GOP contest.
Did we change the rules just to come full circle? Political junkies/wonks and writers please help me get this. Lil puzzled.
The post-primary survey also indicated that some Californians are adapting their behavior in response to the state’s relatively new top-two primary, where the pair of candidates who get the most votes move on to the general election regardless of party.
Three out of 10 Californians who voted for Cox said they did so primarily because they wanted to ensure a Republican was on the November ballot, as opposed to supporting him because he reflected their beliefs and values, or some other reason, the survey found.