Vote percentage for winning candidate in gubernatorial elections from 1968 to 2020, and Republican Larry Elder's current polling average in California recall polls as of Sept. 12, 2021
A scatterplot showing the vote percentage for winning candidates in gubernatorial elections from 1968-2020, along with Larry Elder's current polling average. Elder has the possibility of become the first governor ever elected with less than 30% of the statewide vote.
Includes any type of election that chose state's next governor: regular general election, runoff, recall or all-party primary (used in Louisiana).
Source:Sources: Congressional Quarterly, Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections