Will white elites pick California’s next Governor?

Screenshot 2017-12-21 at 07.54.05.pngWealthier, white voters and people from the Bay Area like Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom.

Los Angeles residents tend to prefer their former mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, who also gets support from households of modest means and Latinos.

The two have settled into first and second place in the race to replace Gov. Jerry Brown, according to the latest California gubernatorial poll by UC Berkeley’s Institute of Governmental Studies.

Overall, Newsom leads, 26 percent to 17 percent for Villaraigosa, as they head toward a June primary that will advance the top two regardless of party to a November general election.

Sacramento Bee

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