A new Los Angeles Times poll has mixed news for Governor Davis. Among those surveyed, half of likely voters support recalling Davis, while 45 percent are opposed. Just four percent are undecided. ThatÂ´s in contrast to earlier surveys that suggested the recall enjoyed considerably stronger support.
The poll came as some Democrats and Republicans moved to throw their support behind the respective front-runners in the October 7 special election.
Democrats continue to oppose the effort to unseat Davis, but began to rally behind Lieutenant Governor Cruz Bustamante as a “hedge” against losing the governorÂ´s office to a Republican.
Meanwhile, some Republicans stepped up pressure on the GOP candidates that trail actor Arnold Schwarzenegger in the polls. Some Republicans fear the crowded field could split the partyÂ´s vote and spoil SchwarzeneggerÂ´s chances.