Phil Willon

LA Times reporter covering California politics

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More than a third of California voters say they would vote to oust him from office, according to a new poll from UC Berkeley.

Should Gov. Gavin Newsom worry about being recalled? It depends on COVID

More than a third of California voters say they would vote to oust him from office, according to a new poll from UC Berkeley.

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