A staggering two-thirds of Californians think 89-year-old Dianne Feinstein is unfit for the job
A staggering two-thirds of Californians think ailing Dianne Feinstein, 89, is NOT fit for office: Poll raises more questions about her future: 52% say she should resign rather than serve out the rest of her term
- Majority of California voters want Sen. Dianne Feinstein, 89, to resign
- They argue that the Democratic senator’s health problems make her unfit for office
- There are already four candidates vying to succeed Feinstein in 2024
The majority California voters, including more than 50 percent of Democrats, want Senator Dianne Feinstein resign due to health problems.
Also, new UC Berkeley/Los Angeles Times poll shows that nearly two-thirds of Californians registered to vote think the Democratic senator is unfit for the job.
Feinstein, 89, had recently suffered from a number of medical problems. She returned to Capitol earlier this month after an extended absence due to shingles. However, when she returned, she was in a wheelchair.
Californian a democrat the statement said her doctor told her to work a lighter schedule.
A majority of California voters, including 52% of Democrats, want Sen. Dianne Feinstein, 89, to resign, saying health problems make her unfit for office
A majority of voters in Feinstein’s home state think she should resign, with just 27% overall saying she should serve out her term
When asked how she was feeling, the frail senator insisted, “Oh, I feel good. I have a problem with my leg.”
Of all voters in California, 42 percent think Feinstein should step down, and 27 percent think she should serve out the rest of her term.
Meanwhile, 52 percent of Democrats want her to resign, with the remaining respondents split at 24 percent who are undecided about the lawmaker and those who believe she should serve out her term.
Republicans are less likely to want Feinstein to resign — likely believing that her health problems and absence from Congress in her final year on the job favor the right with a thin margin in the upper chamber.
Independents also want Feinstein out of office, with 42 percent saying they want her to resign, 26 percent saying she should serve out her term, and 32 percent undecided about her fate in Congress.
Only 20 percent of voters say Feinstein is still fit to serve.
Republican U.S. Attorney Eric Early is also running for California senator — unlikely to happen in a blue state
California’s House delegation already has several Democrats vying to fill Feinstein’s seat — and the party’s constituents appear to want to replace her on some key committees, such as the Judiciary Committee.
Representatives Adam Schiff, Kathy Porter and Barbara Lee have already put their names forward in the race for the soon-to-open California Senate seat.
Republican Attorney General Eric Early is also running.
This UC Berkeley/LA Times poll on the Senate race shows Early has the support of 18 percent of nearly all Republicans polled.
Not far behind is Porter at 17 percent, followed by Schiff at 14 percent and Lee at 9 percent.
A whopping 42 percent of voters, however, are undecided or want someone else to succeed Feinstein in 2024.