Skip to comments.Why do so many people hate California?
Posted on 02/23/2012 1:31:25 PM PST by SmithL
Surf. Sun. Disneyland. Whats not to love about California?
Well, apparently, a lot of things. In a poll released Tuesday by the Public Policy Polling, California was the least popular state in the United States. Only 27 percent of Americans hold a favorable view of the Golden State compared to the 44 percent who view it unfavorably.
Theres this arrogance about Californians, said Patrick Dorinson, a radio host in California who refers to himself as the Cowboy Libertarian. Californians still think its this great star. Its a tarnished star at this point.
The gap of 17 points puts California far behind Illinois (19 favorable, 29 not) and New Jersey (25 favorable, 32 not) as the least liked state in America.
Im actually quite surprised California fared so poorly, said Albert M. Camarillo, a professor of history at Stanford University. I think the national public knows of our difficult budget situation, our higher than average unemployment rate, the still very expensive housing market.
The Left Coast is distinct in another way more people have an opinion about California than any other state only 28 percent of respondents couldnt decide whether they liked the state or not.
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For the same reason they’ve hated Michigan for so long. The difference is that we’re actually trying to fix Michigan.
I’m a Californian, but the criticisms are quite valid. If my wife’s and my jobs were not geographically tied to this place, particularly hers, I doubt we would be here. (A conservative-leaning suburb of Austin seems appealing, or maybe Savannah or Charleston, SC.)
Duuuuuuuude! On a clear day, UCLA.
I hate the California Air resources Board setting my air pollution control requirements in North Dakota.
If Orange County, San Diego County, and the Inland Empire broke away to form a 51st state, that would be one nice 51st.
Me too. The state has really fallen down. Sad to say. The left has just about completed its death-grip on our legislature and it is anti-business and getting more anti-family every day. Sad, because I really love this state. Our lives are wrapped up here or we might be moving too.
Land of Fruits - Flakes - & - Nuts
Liberal control has destroyed this once great state.
It should be a lesson to all the other states out there that liberal give-aways don’t work. They just created more dependency and bankrupted the state.
>Anti business attitude and regulations in government, which is run by
>The state foists upon the rest of the country politicians like Nancy Pelosi, Barbara Boxer and Diane Feinstein, who export their damaging policies to Washington DC and thus the rest of the country
>People in the know know that the state will need a bailout within three years
>I'll leave it there for the moment
There are really two California's.
The Nine San Francisco Bay Area counties, LA county, Sacramento metropolitan area, and the coastal hippie dopers clustered along the higher North state coastline are one California, a very sick and destructive entity.
The rural agricultural and husbandry California is the other.
The rural Californians are, for the large part, normal people at the mercy of the urban Fascists, and there is no mercy.
Fascist California should be classified as a biological weapon of mass destruction, the description fits.
My wife is German American and doesn’t understand why one of her Jewish friends didn’t like Germans.
I did 6 years in silicon valley and got out. My daughter just moved to Savannah—nice culture with lots of historical sites. Nice in winter but potentially uncomfortably hot in summer.
Austin is the liberal armpit of texas. Don’t go there.
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