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Young voters favor Newsom

Andrew Sheeler | Sacramento Bee | August 25,2021

Courage California has commissioned a new poll of young voters that finds a majority of young people (59%) plan on voting in the recall election, with a plurality (43%) saying they would vote no. Another 26% said they plan to vote yes on the recall, while a whopping 32% said that they don’t know how they will vote.

Ballots have gone out, and are due by Sept. 14.

The poll found that 50% of Black voters plan to vote no, as well as 44% of Latino voters, 47% of Asian American voters, 45% of white voters and 29% of “other” voters.

The pollster, Data for Social Good, surveyed 2,343 registered voters, age 18 to 29, from July 19 to Aug. 1. The online poll was administered in English, and deliberately over-sampled geographic and demographic communities that have seen higher rates of growth in the last decade, such as the Central Valley, San Diego County and the Inland Empire area, according to a statement from Courage California.

According to a tracker from Political Data Inc., as of Tuesday more than 1 million ballots have been returned so far, with more than half, 56%, coming from Democrats.