Poll shows Californians don’t favor LA Mayor Garcetti in 2020 Presidential race

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A Stanford University poll released Thursday showed only 5 percent of Californians would L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti if he ran for president in 2020.

U.S. Senator Kamala Harris was favored by 19 percent of those polled, while Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, a candidate for Governor, garnered 10 percent support.

The poll also showed a plurality of Californians would support repeal of the gasoline tax.

Garcetti, a Democrat, has been traveling to early primary states including New Hampshire and Iowa in advance of the 2020 election.

He has described himself as an authentic American representing those who are opposed to the policies of President Donald Trump.

“We’ve got somebody who is playing with our lives in the White House — who doesn’t care what the price of soybeans are; who doesn’t care if that steel is more expensive for our carpenters,” Garcetti said. “He’s disconnected and he’s divisive. We, on the other hand, are people who care.”

The Bill Lane Center for the American West at Stanford conducted the poll of adult Californians, which sought their opinions in advance of the statewide Gubernatorial primary Tuesday.

The survey reached 1,113 respondents and explored attitudes toward the state of the nation and economy, preferences for candidates for statewide office, and experiences of gender discrimination or harassment at the workplace and in other walks of life.

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