Gavin Newsom is far more popular than Gray Davis was
Job approval rating among likely voters for California governors Gray Davis and Gavin Newsom, by days before the governors' respective recall elections
A line chart showing job approval ratings for Newsom and Davis. Back in 2003, Gov. Gray Davis was much more unpopular than Gavin Newsom is today. Davis's job approval rating was mired below 30 percent, whereas current Gov. Gavin Newsom's approval rating has hovered around 50 percent.
This year's recall election will take place on Sept. 14, 2021. The 2003 recall election took place on Oct. 7, 2003.
Source:Source: Public Policy Institute of California