Newsom not paying attention to polls

It’s too early in the game to pay attention to polls, Mayor Gavin Newsom said this morning in reaction to the latest tally of California voters that shows he is trailing in the 2010 governor’s race.

A Rasmussen Reports telephone survey released Monday had Attorney General Jerry Brown ahead of all three Republican candidates in the race and Newsom behind the GOP trio.

Newsom said polls released nine months prior to the June primaries are all about name recognition and that they will be “very different” come March of next year, when candidates have had more time to campaign.

“They’re irrelevant now. We’ve said that from day one,” Newsom told The Examiner at a downtown conference this morning. “People aren’t focused on it. Right now, we don’t pay very much attention to them at all.”

 

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