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George Lopez Takes to Social Media to Support Gavin Newsom in California Recall Race

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TOLUCA LAKE, CA - MAY 07: Actor / Comedian George Lopez attends the 11th annual George Lopez Celebrity Golf Classic at Lakeside Country Club on May 7, 2018 in Toluca Lake, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)

Legendary comedian George Lopez takes to social media to support current California governor Gavin Newsom in the state’s recall race.

The endorsement video is less than 30 seconds, but likely coveted by the embattled governor. A CBS poll released Sunday shows the recall vote a virtual dead heat. Fifty-two percent of likely voters said Newsom should not be recalled, while 48 percent said he should be removed. That difference, however, falls within the poll’s 4-point margin of error, meaning the true result is anyone’s guess.

One thing that’s not in doubt: Newsom’s poor standing among the state’s large Latino population. The CBS poll shows half the state’s Latino population favors the recall. An Inside California Politics/Emerson College poll in early August showed Newsom had lost the support of a majority of Latino voters, with 54% of those respondents saying they would vote “Yes” on the recall. So maybe he’s made up some ground, but not nearly enough.

Comedian Paula Poundstone went with the more direct, “Don’t forget, CA. Vote NO on the Governor Gavin Newsom recall. We can’t take another disaster.”

Voting in the California recall election runs through September 14.

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