Using the powerful imagery of a woman in scrubs and handcuffs getting her mugshot taken, Newsom says that Republicans are criminalizing abortion in Florida. (Yes, even though the state has the nations lowest literacy rate; Florida is third-worst.).

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It's not obvious to me that he would make a strong candidate and I also think it depends on what Joe Biden is doing.". Its less than 29 months until election day. ", We saw the extent of this extremism when Roe v. Wade was overturned last week by the conservative majority on the Supreme Court, emboldening, One of the most barbaric examples of this extreme new reality came to light on Friday, when it was, The child -- who had missed Ohio's cut-off by just three days -- was compelled to travel to a neighboring state to have the abortion, according to the, In response to this news story, Newsom -- once again taking the fight to the GOP --, The most common complaint I've heard from left-leaning listeners to my SiriusXM show over the past year is that Democratic elected officials are not fighters. Republican leaders, theyre banning books.

It just closed another.

The Yahoo News/YouGov poll shows that Newsom could be a contender, pulling ahead of big-name potential presidential candidates such as Vice President Kamala Harris in a head-to-head matchup with Republican contenders such as former President Donald Trump.

Thats what stands today for education reform.. Interestingly enough, both states are neck-in-neck when it comes to their respective economies; California ranks at 10 and Florida at eight. But, just to have some sort of idea where we are now, it shows that neither Newsom or Harris are in as good political shape as Biden right now and that Republicans need to push someone forward after the midterms who can peak over Biden.

Which in this case would be the one after Newsom and DeSantis run for re-election to their day jobs in November. Does he really want to enter a national battle with his record? French Laundry versus Gov. Hypothetically, if Biden chose not to run in 2024, some suspect Newsom could be among the first to step up to the plate. Photos by Aric Crabb/MediaNews Group/East Bay Times via Getty Images (left) / Joe Raedle/Getty Images (right).

We then see images of DeSantis shaking the hand of Donald Trump, as the screen fills with quotes from news reports appearing to back up Newsom's claim that "Republican leaders are banning books, making it harder to vote, restricting speech in classrooms and even criminalizing women and doctors.

He will paint Newsom as a woke culture warrior whose actions during the pandemic hurt the California economy and frustrated parents while schools remained closed longer than they should have.

When running against Trump, Newsom not only fares better than Harris does (albeit narrowly), but he also has more room to grow (21% of voters said they were undecided in the Newsom-Trump matchup compared to 18% who said the same in the Harris-Trump matchup). The law restricts classroom instruction on gender identity and sexual orientation for kindergarten through third grade but doesnt prohibit casual conversations about these topics.

California was ranked at an abysmal 24.

And, according to the Wall Street Journal, residential electricity costs 66 percent more in California than in the rest of the U.S. Newsoms attacks on DeSantiss record also repeat distortions, as in his reference to book banning. Florida did reject a number of math textbooks in an annual reviewsome for ideological reasons, others for failing to satisfy state criteria.

It remains to be seen what Newsom could do with a national stage, but some experts speculate that he could become a viable contender.

", And as the visuals turn to picturesque vistas of California beaches and vineyards, the governor declares, "I urge all of you living in Florida to join the fight -- or join us in California, where we still believe in freedom: Freedom of speech, freedom to choose, freedom from hate, and the freedom to love." Brooke Jenkins, the citys interim district attorney, is acting like a normal prosecutor, in contrast with the ousted Chesa Boudin. Last month, Newsom sailed to an easy victory in winning the governorship after last year's recall election that threatened to unseat him. I think not. Newsom countered during a recent trolling appearance on Trumps Truth Social Twitter clone site that last year Californias GDP growth was higher than every red states.

Newsom put harsh limitations on personal freedoms, imposing mask and vaccine mandates that resulted in many Californians losing their jobs.

The 2024 shadow campaign heats up: Gov.

Newsoms ad may be part of a gambit to reverse this dynamic, but it wont succeed. Having so many undecided voters makes itdifficult to read too much into the results. Jeff Charles is the host of "A Fresh Perspective" podcast and a contributor for RedState and Liberty Nation. In April 2020, a paddleboarder was handcuffed and arrested for being out in the Pacific Ocean alone while beaches were closed.

DeSantis, who touts his 100% pro-life record, tweeted that the prayers of millions have been answered after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. The California governors attacks on Floridas chief executive miss the mark. Many of the millions who have come here sought to escape the sort of nightmarish future they believe is unfolding in blue states.

California was far from free for much of the pandemic. Ron DeSantis decried the woke tyranny of Gavin Newsoms California in a fundraising email titled Have you been to CA lately?. The only metric where the Golden State beats Florida is in healthcare. How does political and government news affect the Bay Area and California? The recent Yahoo News/YouGov survey looked at hypothetical matchups between Newsom and potential Republican candidates for president in 2024. The Sunshine State is ranked third in the country, while California is ranked at 20. For those who point to Harris beating DeSantis by four percentage points in the poll while Newsom beats him by three, consider the massive number of undecided voters in all of the DeSantis matchups. The survey was conducted between June 24-27. "He's running for president," Newsom said. 2022 Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, Inc. All rights reserved. Making it harder to vote, restricting speech in classrooms, even criminalizing women and doctors, Newsom said.

And this poll shows Newsom would fare better than Harris would, though not by much. Newsom has said he has "sub-zero interest" in running for president in 2024, and yet, he's been running ads in Florida and on Fox News. Sea of Reeds Media.

It was another chorus of the Newsom versus Florida medley thats regularly heard in California, repackaged for the D.C. media and national influencers who are window-shopping for a Biden replacement. Email:, Gavin Newsom is a stronger 2024 presidential candidate than Kamala Harris, poll says. Dont let them take your freedom.. A Newsom/DeSantis showdown, heavily touted in recent months thanks to incidents like the sparring over Disney jobs and the July 4th ad, has Newsom up 39% to 36%, albeit with 25% undecided.

The 30-second spot aired on Fox News starting Monday, July 4.

Newsom also recently joined Truth Social, Trump's new social media platform. Newsom has adamantly stated that he does not plan to run for president in 2024 despite running ads 3,000 miles away from his voters.

Newsom has also been quick to hop on hot-button national issues lately, vehemently backing abortion rights after the overturning of Roe v. Wade and decrying the Supreme Court for throwing out concealed weapons restrictions.

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The Sunshine State's Chamber of Commerce found that 50 percent of Florida residents believe the state is headed in the right direction, while 41 percent disagreed.

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As they say, the numbers don't lie: Florida is a much better state to live in than California.

Unfortunately for California's governor, the data shows that picking a fight with DeSantis might not exactly be the best use of this time. Gavin Newsom would do well if he decided to run for president, the most recent 2024 general election poll shows. These results are fueling speculation about who Democrats may consider as a candidate two years.

Newsom has a lot of baggage from being Governor, and he would have to explain to voters nationally why California is where it is with things like the homeless and housing crises, not to mention having to explain the major recall effort and election to the American people, who will automatically see that as negative.

"I do think that he's relatively popular in California.

"And he looks at the Democratic bench and he doesn't see anyone sitting there, so he says, 'I am going to sit there.'".

Thats worse than where Trump was at the same time in his presidency. His final act: a scorching S.F.

In total, both Biden and Trump seem to be the most strongly favored of the major candidates who have currently expressed interest or are rumored for a run, with results similar to the 2020 election.

I'm not talking about the replay of 2020 that so many are predicting, with President Joe Biden running yet again against former President Donald Trump. "My first 'truth' on Truth Social got a HUGE amount of engagement! Some speculate that Newsom might be eying a run himself in 2024 if President Biden doesn't seek re-election, just as DeSantis is believed to be planning a White House bid.

The governor's first 'truth' cited research that said the states with the highest murder rates are led by Republicans. Theres Pence, whom not many like for, lets face it, a variety of reasons.

Newsom is picking a fight with the next biggest bully on the playground.

Consider the fact that Newsom's approval rating is quite dismal when compared to his Florida counterpart.

Moreover, for the first time in the state's history, Republicans have more registered voters than Democrats. Virtual learning represented a massive infringement on both the freedom of parents and the academic development of children, but Newsom was too afraid of teachers unions to insist on in-person learning during the pandemic.

Head to head against former President Donald Trump, Newsom received 40% support to 39% for Trump. Crime and homelessness: They hobbled law enforcement and allowed drugs and crime to destroy their cities, DeSantis wrote in his fundraising email. That's especially true when DeSantis runs against Newsom another relatively undefined national figure and neither candidate is able to top 40% support in the poll. Americans seem to get all of this. Ron DeSantis on the Republican side. It found Harris tied with Trump 41% to 41%, but matched Biden's margin against DeSantis at 41% to 37%. One thing is for sure: It will be a battle for the ages. Their ongoing shadow White House race heated up last week as Newsom accepted an award in Washington from the Education Commission of the States honoring Californias innovation in education.

Conversely, a Florida Politics survey also conducted in February found that 54 percent of respondents approved of Gov. In a matchup against Newsom, the Golden State governor was ahead 39 percent to 36 percent. French Laundry should they meet down the road.

It isnt hard to understand why the governor of California wants to talk about Florida, DeSantis said in the fundraising email sent Tuesday.

Despite having the world's 11th largest economy, California just does not compare to Florida when it comes to quality of living. More than 20% were undecided. DeSantis ordered schools to reopen in fall 2020, while Newsom said schools could open then if their infection rates merited it. Woke forces are working to turn Americas diplomatic corps into an arm of the Democratic Party.

Newsom would counter that California, under his watch, has made an unprecedented investment in homeless services and affordable housing. The law also includes exceptions for women whose health is threatened by the pregnancy or in the case of a fatal fetal abnormality. It establishes penalties for doctors who perform illegal abortions but does not punish women who receive them.

Harris, by comparison, tied with Trump 41 percent to 41 percent.

In a matchup between Biden and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, Biden would have an even larger 41% to 37% lead, although with a larger 22% undecided group. A U.S. News analysis ranks the Sunshine State at number 10 out of all 50 states.

And the freedom to love. Freedom, Newsom pointed out, doesnt include banning math textbooks.

However, Californian candidates such as Harris and Newsom were found to do almost as well.

To that, my response is, yes and no. Freedom from hate.

On the other hand, U.S. Census Data shows that Florida has seen a remarkable increase in its population; 211,000 Americans chose to make Florida their home just between July 2020 and July 2021. Floridas voter turnout is unlikely to decline. Here's what they're saying, Van Jones: Biden going through 'summer of real heartbreak' with Black voters, 'You had a president who went AWOL': Conway previews January 6 hearing, Video: Pence's ex-adviser says a 2024 run is 'a known thing' by his close circle, Jake Tapper breaks down GOP threats to democracy, Hear Goldman Sachs CEO's message to the Biden administration, Why investigators need to decide soon whether to charge Hunter Biden, Hear what a former top Secret Service official thinks about the missing texts, See Stacey Abrams' response when asked about Biden's low approval, 'Complete negligence': S.E.

DeathSantis idea of freedom is tens of thousands of Floridians dying because of the policies he put in place during the pandemic and forcing victims of rape to bear the child of their attacker.. Remember, in politics, its never too soon to start talking about the next race.

But Floridas new abortion law allows the procedure up until 15 weeksa more permissive standard than can be found in many European countries, including Switzerland, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, and Norway. shuts down Mission District plaza as it confronts drugs and illegal Piedmont saw its homeless count spike. These results are in line with another poll conducted by University of North Florida which showed DeSantis' approval rating at 55 percent. A return to normalcy is what the American people want, and a candidate needs to come forward conveying that., Plus, you have to admit.

Longtime GOP pollster Frank Luntz said Friday that Americans of all stripes are sending a loud and definitive message if the 2024 match-up is a Biden-Trump rematch: Theyre not saying no. Theyre saying, Hell, no.. The NewsomDeSantis feud could be a preview of the 2024 presidential election, so its worth unpacking his critique.

On crime, Florida is exacerbating the problem with its loose gun laws, which the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence graded a C- compared with Californias A. Floridas gun death rate (13.7 people per 100,000) is far higher than Californias (8.5 per 100,000). The Yahoo News/YouGov poll shows an opening for Newsom.

Yes, he is the incumbent, and yes, he is very unpopular right now. Piedmont saw its official homeless count spike.

Because theyre both warming up in the bullpen for a 2024 presidential run just in case Joe Biden and Donald Trump fade or bow out.

There, he's targeted red states and their Republican leaders.

(CNN)California's Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom marked the July Fourth holiday by unveiling a campaign ad set to air on Fox News in which he speaks about freedom, amid images of skyrocketing fireworks and the Statue of Liberty, with strains of "America the Beautiful" softly strumming on the guitar. But they share a common trait in that they both enjoy needling their political rivals.

Eric Ting is SFGATE's politics editor. General Manager & Advertising: Kevin Sanders, major recall effort and election to the American people, 56% of Americans disapprove of him right now, worse than where Trump was at the same time in his presidency, Gov. Newsom would do well in 2024 presidential race if he ran, a poll shows.

Newsom Polls Higher Than VP Harris as 2024 Dem Candidate In New Poll, California Governor Gavin Newsom speaks at his recall election rally on at Culver City High School, Culver City, CA, Sept. 5, 2021. Prior to the Globe, he reported for the Pasadena Independent, the Cleveland Plain Dealer, and was head of the Personal Experiences section at Cracked. In fact, several studies show that if he wants to advance his career, Newsom would be better served by focusing on fixing his own state instead of getting into the ring with DeSantis.

They forced small businesses to close with many never to reopen again..


A 2024 DeSantis vs. Newsom race could hinge on where voters stand on that last question: What do you mean by freedom? If residents in the state are concerned that they wont be able to vote, the liberal media here hasnt found them yet. A Newsom/Trump battle fared better for Newsom than Harris, with Newsom having a slight 40%-39% edge, with 21% undecided.

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He regularly appears on Bay Area radio and TV talking politics and is available to entertain at bar mitzvahs and First Communions. The poll showed Biden defeating Trump 42 percent to 40 percent and DeSantis 41 percent to 37 percent.

In any case, Floridas law gives school districts the latitude to buy up to half their books as they see fit; the state also approved K-5 textbooks from STEMscopes, a company that runs an emphatic endorsement from Black Lives Matter on its website, so its not as though officials are stacking the ideological deck.

Your email address will not be published. But if you think Newsom is serving up Independence Day platitudes in an effort to attract the support of Fox News' audience, then you don't know Newsom.

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It may not matter when Trump launches. To put it simply, Floridians love DeSantis far more than Californians love Newsom, who was the target of a recall attempt last year.

Newsom is no friend of free speech, either: in February, he announced that he was assembling a team to combat Covid misinformation online, opening the door for state-sanctioned Internet censorship. 56% of Americans disapprove of him right now. That time may be now. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his own. Your email address will not be published. Kristi Noem if South Dakota would force a 10-year-old to have a baby, Gavin Newsom goes on the air against Ron DeSantis as political rivalry grows. Newsom and Harris both have many problems if they are looking at a 2024 run, explained Laura Chaffee, an elections analyst in Washington, DC, to the Globe on Friday.