Voters turn sharply against Kevin de León, favor recall, poll finds

Voters in De León's council district disapprove of the job he's doing, have an unfavorable impression of him personally and believe the embattled council member puts his own interests ahead of theirs, new poll finds.

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unadulteratedfilth
unadulteratedfilth
119 · 10 days ago · Reddit

Nury Martinez had the sense to understand that she would not survive politically. KDL does not.

There was barely any taste for him even before the scandal. Everything that he has done since has only brought embarrassment and shame to the city and his district.

IsraeliDonut
IsraeliDonut
65 · 10 days ago · Reddit

The fact he hasn’t resigned just shows how big of a shithead he is

realmastodon2
realmastodon2
41 · 10 days ago · Reddit

His political career is over and he is milking every last dime he can. Like most disgraced politicians they find employment in the private sector as lobbyists or consultants.

sleepytimegirl
sleepytimegirl
29 · 10 days ago · Reddit

He needs to fucking resign. And Monica Rodriguez needs to stop trying to usher him back in. We see you seconding his motions Monica.

BlankVerse
BlankVerse
28 · 10 days ago · Reddit

Excerpt:

Voters in Councilman Kevin de León’s district have little confidence in him, and as a scandal involving racist comments continues to dog him, a majority want him to resign, a new Los Angeles Times poll shows.

The poll paints a grim political picture for De León, the former state legislator and once-rising Democratic star who has adamantly refused to step down, despite a chorus of calls to go that has reached from protesters at City Council meetings to President Biden.

After a nearly two-month absence from the council, De León returned last month, hoping to repair his reputation and promising to fight for constituents in his Latino, working-class district.

But voters are unsympathetic. By a wide margin, voters said De León puts his own political self-interest ahead of the people he represents. Even reliable supporters who voted for him in the past have lost faith, the poll found.

Only 23% of the voters surveyed approved of the job De León is doing, compared with 48% who disapproved, the poll found. Just over half think he should resign, compared with fewer than a quarter who want him to stay in office and 18% who were undecided; 9% did not answer the question.

If a recall were to qualify for the ballot — an effort to qualify one is currently circulating petitions — 58% would support recalling him from office, compared with 25% who would be opposed and 17% undecided, the survey found.

The poll of 400 registered voters in Council District 14 was conducted Jan. 10-16. It has a margin of error of 4.9 percentage points.

hitcho12
hitcho12
14 · 10 days ago · Reddit

On a bit of a tangent, I read an article this weekend on Jose Huizar. In it, they mention that the leaked recording between Nury and KDL et al included a portion in which they speak of Huizar. In it, KDL says something to the effect of “I never spoke badly about Huizar,” to which Nury responded with something along the lines of “good, who knows what expenses Jose was dealing with, like kids schools, so he had to do what he had to do.”

esotouric_tours
esotouric_tours
8 · 10 days ago · Reddit

Funny how different it looks to poll actual constituents instead of reporters quoting the politician's apparently paid proxies--weirdos who don't live in Los Angeles.

fulaxriders
fulaxriders
6 · 10 days ago · Reddit

But ReCaLL cUlTuRe!!

Smdh this is why we have the process like recalls in place for shit heads like this. Hope the people in his district step up and boot this fool.

Prudent-Advantage189
Prudent-Advantage189
5 · 9 days ago · Reddit

I wish I could help recall him. Glad to have a progressive council member who keeps calling him out tho. Thank you Hernandez!