LA Poll Has Gascón Losing Recall
A poll commissioned by the campaign to recall progressive Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascón found that 61.4% of registered voters support replacing him. James Varney of the Washington Times reports that Gascón did not respond to a request for comment. Gascón’s policies of releasing property offenders without bail, declining to fully charge serious offenders, and seeking to reduce the sentences of even violent criminals, has contributed to an epidemic of crime an violence in Los Angeles, sparking the effort to remove him from office. The poll, conducted between July 23-28, involved 650 LA County voters of which 53% were Democrat and 17% Republican, with the rest either declined to state or independent. The poll also found that 41.5% of respondents are willing to sign the recall petition, with translates into 2,331,653. The campaign needs to gather signatures from 579,062 registered LA Country voters by October 27 to put the question on the ballot.