Sacramento –-(Ammoland.com)- A recent poll of likely voters conducted by USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times shows that not only has support slipped for Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom’s gubernatorially ambitious Proposition 63, but that when voters are educated about what it really does and learn about the high monetary and societal costs, support drops even further.
The same poll that showed 64% overall support just one month ago now shows 59% total support. Once voters are presented with the arguments, amongst those who have not already voted, support for the measure erodes to 53%, right at the edge of the margin of error. When voters are asked if they support “strongly” or “not so strongly”, strong support plummets to 49% for all voters.
Even more telling, strong support nosedives 10 percentage points, from 49% to 39% among all voters and 14 percentage points among Latinos, when voters are exposed to the competing arguments for and against the initiative.
“I guess that old saying, ‘The truth hurts’ applies when it comes to Prop. 63,” said Stop Prop 63 Committee Spokesman Craig DeLuz. “Prop. 63 is another attempt by Newsom and his 1%, elitist friends to attack law-abiding Californians. They want to replace the ‘War on Drugs’ with ‘The War on law-abiding gun owners’ so they can continue locking up young Black and Latino men.”
Proposition 63, which is opposed by every major statewide law enforcement organization in California as well as civil rights groups, sportsmen and women, and law-abiding gun owners has enjoyed support in recent polls in the high 60 and 70 percentages and even over 82% support in an August poll fielded by University of California, Berkley (IGS). The data show, as voters learn the arguments for and against the proposition, they consistently diminish in their support.
“Gavin Newsom wants to run for Governor on the backs of the law-abiding poor and middle-class. The people have had enough of gated community elitists telling them what to do. His cynical view of politics would harm public safety, burden law enforcement and put law-abiding people in harm’s way,” concluded DeLuz.
About: Stop Prop 63, a grassroots, common-sense effort for rational policy sponsored by Firearms Policy Coalition (FPPC # 1380746), is the official non-partisan committee dedicated to fighting and opposing California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom’s “Safety For All Act” ballot initiative, now Proposition 63. Stop Prop 63 was formed just days after Newsom announced his intention to put his gun control scheme on the November 2016 ballot and has been fighting against the initiative since its inception. More information about Proposition 63 can be found at www.Stop63.org and http://www.stopnewsom.com.