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Gavin Newsom’s grassroots work against recall showing success – but it’s still early

Joe Garofoli | San Franciso Chronicle | August 24, 2021

On Tuesday, the 1.4 million-member liberal activist group Courage California released a survey that found that 30% of voters under 30 didn’t know if they were going to vote in the recall. If young voters were to cast ballots, 43% said they would vote no on the recall, 26% would support it and 32% didn’t know, according to the poll of 2,343 registered voters between 18 and 29, with a margin of error of plus or minus two percentage points.

The Newsom campaign said it is spending “eight figures” on connecting to Black, Latino, Asian American and Pacific Islander voters. It has sent 24 million text messages, in both English and Spanish, to its target audience of the state’s 10 million Democratic voters.