Recall election of California has proceeded along established partisan lines, according to a California exit poll conducted for CNN and other news networks by Edison Research, with voters' opinions on Gov. Gavin Newsom being closely linked to their broader political views. In a state as blue as California, that was enough for Newsom to survive a bunker recall effortnaked by Republicans and stay in office , according to CNN on Tuesday. About 45% of recall voters described themselves as Democrats, with about a quarter calling themselves Republicans and about 3 in 10 describing themselves as independents . Democrats and Republicans overwhelmingly broke along party lines in the recall, while independents who voted were about equally adamated. A majority of 57% of voters approved Newsom's professional performance. There was an intensity gap, with more disapproval than approval. Voters' views on whether the Democratic governor has contact with Californians like them closely mirrored his overall approval numbers. About half of voters viewed the Democratic Party favorably, while about a third viewed the Republican Party favorably. Those qThe Democrats were almost unanimous in their opposition to the recall, with those only in favor of the Republican Party just as overwhelming in voting to oust Newsom. . Voters with negative views on both parties (around 13% of the electorate) were largely in favor of the recall. Recall election in California 55% majority of recall voters said they had voted for Joe Biden in 2020, slightly lower than Biden's actual vote share in the state, which was just under 64%. Approval of Biden's job among recall voters stands around 58%. About 9 out of 10 voters who approved it also approved Newsom; over 90% of those who disapproved of Biden also disliked the governor of California. Read more A majority of voters said they would be worried or scared if Newsom was recalled, with fewer saying they would be optimistic or excited. Larry Elder , among the High-profile Republican candidates who ran to replace Newsom scored negative, with about a third of voters viewing him favorably and about half seeing him unfavorably. More than 9 out of 10 of those who considered Elder favorablement supported Newsom's recall. California voters largely made their decision early, with many mail-in ballots before election day. About two-thirds of voters said they had made their decision on how to vote on the recall before August, and nearly 9 out of 10 said they had decided before September. The Covid-19 pandemic has remained at the forefront of voters' concerns, with around a third saying it is the biggest problem for the state. This is followed by just over a fifth claiming homelessness, with around 1 in 6 claiming the economy and wildfires respectively, and just under a tenth claiming to be homeless. criminality. The Republicans have said the same thing. On the flip side, Republicans were more than three times as likely as Democrats to point to the economy as their main concern. Those who called the pandemicor wildfires of top state concern overwhelmingly opposed the recall, as did a smaller majority of those who said California's biggest problem was homelessness. About two-thirds of voters who called the economy the biggest problem were in favor of Newsom's removal, as were about 9 in 10 of those who said crime was the biggest concern. Voters had mixed opinions on the evolution of the pandemic in California, with about 4 in 10 saying the situation is improving, 3 in 10 staying about the same and just under a quarter than it is getting worse. Women made up just over half of the electorate in California's recall, as did the 2020 presidential election and the 2018 gubernatorial race. White voters narrowly made up the majority of the vote. 'electorate, according to poll output data, the reste being made up of people of color. In 2020, in exit polls, about half of the electorate was white; in 2018 it was 63%. Less than half of the electorate, around 47%, said Newsom's policies on the pandemic were about right, with 3 in 10 calling its policies too strict and the rest saying they are not. fairly strict. About two-thirds of “yes” voters said Newsom's policies were too strict; most 'no' voters called Newsom's Covid-19 restrictions a right, though about a quarter of those opposed to the recall believed its policies should have been stricter. Gavin Newsom retains his post as governor of California, CNN projects He There was broad support for Covid mitigation measures, with around 70% of voters in favor of mask requirements in schools and over 6 in 10 saying getting vaccinated is more of a public health responsibility than it is. 'A personal choice. Almost everyone who opposes the Mandate school mask voted to recall Newsom. Californians were almost equally divided on the economy of the state of California, with about half the calling it good or excellent, and the rest calling it not so good or bad. Voters have a more negative view of the cost of living in their own area of California, with around 6 in 10 saying these costs are at least some Somewhat unmanageable About 80% of California voters said climate change is at least a pretty big problem.ave, with about 6 out of 10 calling it very serious. Almost 90% of voters who opposed the recall said climate change was very serious, while only about a quarter of those supporting the recall said the same. CNN's California Exit Poll is a Combination of In-Person Interviews with Election Day Voters and Telephone and Online Polls Measuring the Opinions of Mail Absentees and Early Voters . It was conducted by Edison Research on behalf of the National Election Pool. In-person polling day interviews were conducted with a random sample of 30 California polling stations out of 3,266 voters on election day. The results also include 1,352 interviews with early and absent voters conducted by phone, online or SMS. Results for the full sample have a margin of errorplus or minus 3 percentage points; it's bigger for subgroups. This story has been updated with additional results from CNN's California exit poll.