Nearly half of voters in Long Beach support the recall of progressive Los Angeles County district attorney George Gascon, according to a new poll.
Just over 45 percent of voters are backing a referendum to oust Gascon, who has developed a reputation for law enforcement policies that many residents believe have contributed to the state’s crime surge, according to a Long Beach Center for Urban Politics and Policy poll released on Monday. Just 27.1 percent oppose the recall, per the survey.
When asked to provide one or two words to describe Gascon, respondents’ most common answers were “progressive” and “lax/lenient.” Long Beach is a Democratic stronghold, as well as racially and ethnically diverse, the survey noted.
The poll was conducted between May 19 to May 25, 2022 and included 1,037 registered voters.