According to a recent California statewide survey, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom is the clear front-runner in the Democratic primary election for Lieutenant Governor. Newsom holds a 21-point lead over Los Angeles City Councilwoman Janice Hahn in the initial vote, is much better known and has much higher favorability ratings, and performs strongly with Democratic primary voters across the state. With only one in four voters currently undecided, Newsom is extremely well positioned to win the Democratic primary for Lieutenant Governor in June.
Newsom Has a Large Lead in the Horserace
In the horserace match-up, Newsom garners 47% of the vote, 21 points ahead of Janice Hahn who trails at 26%. The remaining 27% are currently undecided. The relatively low number of undecided voters indicates that it will be extraordinarily difficult for Hahn to obtain the necessary votes to overtake Newsom. Given the results, Newsom is the clear leader in the Democratic primary and well poised for victory.