California gubernatorial election, 2018

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California gubernatorial election, 2018
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Incumbent Governor

Jerry Brown
Democratic



The 2018 California gubernatorial election will be held on November 6, 2018, to elect the next Governor of California. Incumbent Democratic Governor Jerry Brown will be ineligible to run for re-election for a third (or fifth non-consecutive) term due to term limits from the California Constitution.

Candidates[edit]

A primary election will be held on June 5, 2018. Under California's nonpartisan blanket primary law, all candidates appear on the same ballot, regardless of party. Voters may vote for any candidate, regardless of their party affiliation, the top two finishers – regardless of party – advance to the general election in November, regardless whether a candidate manages to receive a majority of the votes cast in the primary election.

Democratic Party[edit]

Declared[edit]

Declined[edit]

Republican Party[edit]

Declared[edit]

Withdrawn[edit]

Declined[edit]

Libertarian Party[edit]

Declared[edit]

Green Party[edit]

Declared[edit]

  • Christopher Carlson, puppeteer[1]
  • Joshua Jones, geologist[1]

Peace and Freedom Party[edit]

Declared[edit]

No party preference[edit]

Declared[edit]

  • Shubham Goel[54]
  • Hakan "Hawk" Mikado[1]
  • Desmond Silveira (American Solidarity),[a] engineer and national committee member of the American Solidarity Party[1]
  • Jeffrey Edward Taylor[1]
  • Johnny Wattenburg[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ American Solidarity Party does not have ballot access. Appears on ballot as "No party preference."[55]

Primary election[edit]

Endorsements[edit]

Travis Allen (R)
U.S. Representatives
State-level officials
Notable individuals
Organizations
John Chiang (D)
Federal elected officials
State-level officials
Local-level officials
Organizations
Individuals
John Cox (R)
U.S. Representatives
State-level officials
Local-level officials
Notable individuals
Organizations
Delaine Eastin (D)
Local-level officials
  • Norma Alcala, Washington Unified School District Board Member[122]
Organizations
Gavin Newsom (D)
U.S. Senators
U.S. Representatives
State-level officials
Local-level officials
Organizations
Individuals
Desmond Silveira (ASP)
Notable individuals
Organizations
Antonio Villaraigosa (D)
U.S. Representatives
State-level officials
Local-level officials
Organizations
Nickolas Wildstar (L)
Notable individuals and organizations

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Travis
Allen
(R)
John
Chiang
(D)
John
Cox
(R)
Delaine
Eastin
(D)
Gavin
Newsom
(D)
Antonio
Villaraigosa
(D)
Would
not vote
Other Undecided
J. Wallin Opinion Research/Tulchin Research March 30 – April 4, 2018 800 ± 3.7% 9% 9% 16% 5% 26% 7% 28%
Public Policy Institute of California March 25 – April 3, 2018 867 ± 4.4% 10% 7% 15% 6% 26% 13% 1% 22%
SurveyUSA March 22–25, 2018 517 ± 5.0% 7% 9% 11% 3% 22% 14% 13%[a] 21%
Public Policy Institute of California March 7–13, 2018 1,706 ± 3.4% 10% 6% 14% 5% 28% 12% 1% 24%
David Binder Research (D-Newsom) March 1–5, 2018 1,000 10% 13% 16% 7% 26% 12% 4%[b] 12%
David Binder Research (D-Newsom) January 31 – February 4, 2018 800 ± 3.5% 4% 11% 7% 4% 30% 11% 4%[c] 29%
Public Policy Institute of California January 21–30, 2018 1,705 ± 3.2% 8% 9% 7% 4% 23% 21% 4%[d] 24%
Tulchin Research/Moore Information January 21–28, 2018 2,500 ± 2.0% 8% 9% 10% 6% 29% 11% 8%[e] 18%
UC Berkeley December 7–16, 2017 672 ± 3.8% 9% 5% 9% 5% 26% 17% 1% 28%
Public Policy Institute of California November 10–19, 2017 1,070 ± 4.3% 6% 9% 9% 3% 23% 18% 1% 30%
USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times October 27 – November 6, 2017 1,070[f] ± 4.0%[f] 15% 12% 11% 4% 31% 21% 22%[f] 6%
UC Berkeley August 27 – September 5, 2017 1,000 ± 4.0% 9% 7% 11% 4% 26% 10% 33%
SmithJohnson Research (R-Cox) July 27–30, 2017 500 ± 4.4% 10% 7% 14% 3% 25% 12% 28%
GSSR (D-Chiang) May 30 – June 5, 2017 602 10% 11% 26% 12%
David Binder Research (D-Newsom) March 16–21, 2017 1,750 13% 9% 16% 2% 29% 7% 8%[g] 16%
The Feldman Group (D-Villaraigosa) March 2017 22% 26% 20%

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Robert Newman (R) 3%; Yvonne Girard (R) and Robert Kleinberger (NPP)* with 2%; Daniel Amare* (R), Brian Domingo* (R), Peter Yuan Liu (R), Michael Bracamontes (D)*, Juan Bribiesca (D), and Nickolas Wildstar (L) with 1%; Akinyemi Agbede (D), Zoltan Istvan (L), Josh Jones (G), Harmesh Kumar* (D), and James Tran* (NPP) with 0%; Other 0%. *Denotes candidate withdrew.
  2. ^ Amanda Renteria (D) 4%
  3. ^ Doug Ose (R) (withdrawn) 4%
  4. ^ Doug Ose (R) (withdrawn) 3%, Someone else 1%
  5. ^ Doug Ose (R) (withdrawn) 4%, Someone else 4%
  6. ^ a b c 1,070 likely primary voters out of 1,504. MoE out of 1,504: ± 3.0. 22% out of 1,504 would not vote.
  7. ^ Amanda Renteria (D) 2%, Other 8%

General election[edit]

Predictions[edit]

Source Ranking As of
The Cook Political Report[192] Solid D August 7, 2017
Rothenberg Political Report[193] Solid D November 10, 2017
Sabato's Crystal Ball[194] Safe D November 14, 2017

Polling[edit]

with Newsom and Cox
Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Gavin
Newsom (D)
John
Cox (R)
Undecided
J. Wallin Opinion Research/Tulchin Research March 30 – April 4, 2018 800 ± 3.7% 42% 32% 26%
Smith Johnson Research (R-Cox) March 2018 496 45% 45%
with Newsom and Chiang
Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
John
Chiang (D)
Gavin
Newsom (D)
Undecided
Public Policy Polling February 6–8, 2015 824 30% 37% 33%
with Newsom and Villaraigosa
Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Gavin
Newsom (D)
Antonio
Villaraigosa (D)
Undecided
J. Wallin Opinion Research/Tulchin Research March 30 – April 4, 2018 800 ± 3.7% 38% 21% 41%
Public Policy Polling February 6–8, 2015 824 42% 22% 36%

See also[edit]

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