Soundboard: California Governor Elections

In the video above, USC students were asked on Thursday about the upcoming gubernatorial race between Democratic incumbent mayor Jerry Brown and Republican challenger Neel Kashkari. In a recent poll by the Los Angeles Times and the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, results revealed a high amount of political support for Brown while many were unable to identify Kashkari. 

With an approval rating currently standing at 58 percent and leading by 21 points among likely voters, Brown holds a strong lead over his Republican challenger, according to the Point argument in last week’s Point/Counterpoint. However despite the odds against Kashkari, the public shouldn’t be too quick to dismiss him as nothing but an underdog, argues the Counterpoint.

The California gubernational election will take place on Nov. 4, 2014.