Billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer spent millions on California issue ads with his face on them in 2016; the first CA-Gov poll has him in sixth with 5% of the vote.
On Tuesday morning, Field Research Corp. and the Institute for Governmental Studies (IGS) released its first post-election poll for the 2018 California gubernatorial race. The results are good news for de facto frontrunner Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom (D), and very bad news for billionaire Tom Steyer.
Steyer was 2016’s top spender, dropping roughly $80 million on ads and organizing through his NextGen network in this cycle alone. That $80 million includes at least $5 million transferred to his NextGen California Action Committee.
The results of his spending? Field Research/IGS has Steyer in sixth place, at five percent. He runs behind Newsom, two Republican mayors, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, and former Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. Steyer is in fifth place among Democrats (seven percent) and seventh among Republicans (one percent).
They say money can buy happiness, but apparently it can’t buy the support of more than one in twenty voters after an ad campaign in the nation’s largest state.
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