The governor has a history of finishing strong.
The March primary was an experiment that didn't work. Nationally, it didn't really put California in the driver's seat for the presidential election and at the state level, campaigns didn't really have time to get off the ground.
Despite the perception that ideological and political attitudes make for deep divisions over such issues as sex education, we find just the opposite. The widespread support for sex education programs seems to be fueled by belief in their efficacy.
This is a real test for the governor. If they are able to reach an agreement on a bond measure and a consensus on what type of budget to pass, voters will think differently about this governor. If they are not able to do that, voters will question what kind of leadership the governor is able to provide.