A staggering two-thirds of Californians believe Dianne Feinstein, 89, sick, is NOT fit for office: Poll raises even more questions about her future with 52% saying she should quit rather than serve the remainder of his term
- Most California voters want Senator Dianne Feinstein, 89, to step down
- They claim the Democratic senator’s health issues make her unfit for office
- There are already four candidates vying to take Feinstein’s seat in 2024
Most California voters, including more than 50% of Democrats, want Sen. Dianne Feinstein to step down from office over her mounting health issues.
Additionally, the new UC Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies/Los Angeles Times poll shows nearly two-thirds of Californians registered to vote think the Democratic senator is unsuited for office.
Feinstein, 89, has recently suffered from a series of medical problems. She returned to the Capitol earlier this month after an extended absence following a case of shingles. When she returned, however, she was in a wheelchair.
The California Democrat said in a statement that her doctor told her to work a lighter schedule.
Most California voters, including 52% of Democrats, want Senator Dianne Feinstein, 89, to resign, saying her health issues make her unfit for office.
Most voters in Feinstein’s home state think she should step down, with just 27% overall saying she should serve out her term
When asked how she was feeling, the frail senator insisted, “Oh, I feel great. I have a problem with the leg.
Of all California voters, 42% say Feinstein should resign from office, while 27% think she should serve the remainder of her term.
Meanwhile, 52% of Democrats want her to step down and the remaining respondents were split at 24% on their undecidedness about the lawmaker and who thinks she should finish her term.
Republicans are less likely to want to see Feinstein step down — likely believing his health issues and absence from Congress in his senior year are good for the right with the upper house’s wafer-thin margins.
Independents also want to see Feinstein go, with 42% saying they want her to step down, 26% saying she should finish her term and 32% still undecided on what her fate in Congress should be.
Only 20% of voters say Feinstein is still fit to serve.
Republican attorney Eric Early is also running to become a California senator – that’s unlikely to happen in the deep blue state
There are already a handful of Democrats on the House delegation for California seeking to take Feinstein’s seat — and party voters seem keen to replace her on some key committees, like the Judiciary Committee.
Representatives Adam Schiff, Katie Porter and Barbara Lee have already put their names in the running for the upcoming opening of the California Senate seat.
Republican lawyer Eric Early is also a candidate.
This UC Berkeley/LA Times poll on the Senate race shows Early with 18% support for nearly all Republicans polled.
Porter is close behind with 17%, followed by Schiff with 14% and Lee last with 9%.
However, 42% of voters are undecided or want someone else to take Feinstein’s seat in 2024.