SAN DIEGO -- Tony Krvaric, Chairman of the Republican Party of San Diego County today issued the following statement in response to a brand new poll conducted by Reform California showing Governor Newsom is out of step with Californians on major issues.
"For those who hoped Governor Newsom would be a centrist his actions prove he's anything but, thwarting the will of the voters regarding the death penalty, proposing a tax on drinking water, keeping the high-speed rail boondoggle going, and holding gas tax road funding hostage."
"Recent polling proves that Governor Newsom is out of step with Californians. Going into 2020, Republicans are committed to offering a positive vision for California, challenging the status quo in Sacramento, by prioritizing taxpayers over an ever encroaching and inefficient government bureaucracy."
- Q: In 2016, Californians voted to keep the death penalty. Despite this, Governor Gavin Newsom recently announced he will permanently suspend the death penalty because he considers it immoral. Do you support or oppose Newsom’s decision?
Support: 39% | Oppose: 52% | Not sure: 9%
- Q: Governor Newsom’s first budget proposal included a tax on drinking water. Do you support or oppose California enacting a tax on drinking water?
Support: 13% | Oppose: 78% | Not sure: 9%
- Q: In 2018, Californians were told that the gas tax would be guaranteed to go to transportation projects and fairly distributed to all regions of the state. Despite that, Governor Newsom wants to take away gas tax funding from any city that does not comply with his affordable housing mandates. Do you support or oppose this decision by the Governor?
Support: 32% | Oppose: 53% | Not sure: 14%
- Q: Governor Gavin Newsom recently admitted that the High Speed Rail Project is billions over budget and behind schedule. Despite this, Governor Newsom wants to proceed with a scaled back segment of the project in the least traveled route. Do you support or oppose his decision to proceed?
Support: 31% | Oppose: 54% | Not sure: 15%
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