A poll released Monday showed a majority of California voters said Senator Diane Feinstein (D-California) should resign.
An Inside California Politics/Emerson College poll found 63% of California voters said Feinstein, 89, would resign and California Gov. Gavin Newsom, a Democrat, would serve the rest of his term. I answered that I should be able to appoint a successor for. Thirty-seven percent of respondents said they believe Mr. Feinstein should remain in office and complete his term.
The same poll showed Feinstein with 22% support among voters. 48% of voters surveyed said they disapprove of her work, while 31% said they were neutral.
The findings come as Feinstein faces questions about his health and his ability to serve in the Senate. Feinstein had been absent from the Senate for several months after contracting shingles and encephalitis earlier this year. The senator also faces questions about his amnesiac reports. The New York Times reported last month that Mr Feinstein expressed his embarrassment when Vice President Kamala Harris tied the ballot in the Senate.
Some Democrats, including Rep. Lo Khanna (D-California), have called on Feinstein to step down. Feinstein announced in February that he would not seek re-election in 2024 and would complete the remainder of his term.
Feinstein’s retirement has opened the door to a crowded Democratic primary. A poll by Inside California and Emerson College found that 23% of registered Democratic voters supported Rep. Adam Schiff (D-California) in the primary and 22% supported Rep. Katie Porter (D-California) state). 10% of voters said they supported Rep. Barbara Lee (D-California). 34% said they hadn’t decided yet.
The poll, released Monday, will run from June 4-7, 2023. The sample consisted of 1,056 voters registered in California with a margin of error of 3 percentage points.
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