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  • Surprise! California Tilts Right of Center

    03/06/2012 7:38:14 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 52 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Tuesday, Mar 6, 2012 | Joe Mathews
    A fine new report from the Public Policy Institute of California updates what we know about the state's political geography. For decades, the political divide in California was between the Democratic north and the Republican south. But in recent times, analysts have talked about a blue Democratic coast vs. the red Republican inland. PPIC's new report concludes that the coast vs. inland explanation isn't exactly right. When you dig deeply into the numbers, the state's real political divide puts the two former rivals -- Los Angeles County and the Bay Area -- on one side of the partisan divide, and...
  • Californians support vote on tax measure: (Field) poll (electorate prepared to commit democide?)

    01/27/2011 8:50:58 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 1/27/11 | Reuters
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A majority of Californians back Governor Jerry Brown's plan to ask them to extend tax increases to help close a $25.4 billion state budget gap, poll results released on Wednesday showed. Brown, a Democrat sworn in to a third term earlier this month as leader of America's most populous state, wants lawmakers to help him put a measure to voters in June that would propose extending tax increases that expire this year to raise money for California's cash-strapped government. Revenue from tax extensions, $12.5 billion in spending cuts and other moves would balance the state's books...
  • Jerry Brown, Barbara Boxer hold single-digit leads in new poll (dead heat)

    10/20/2010 10:37:15 PM PDT · by americanophile · 23 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Ocotber 20, 2010 | Anthony York
    Democrats Jerry Brown and Barbara Boxer hold single-digit leads over their Republican opponents, according to the latest Public Policy Institute of California poll. The survey, which was conducted between Oct. 10-17, polled 1,067 likely California voters. The poll shows Brown's lead expanding over Republican Meg Whitman in their gubernatorial contest, while in the U.S. Senate race, Republican Carly Fiorina seems to be slowly closing the gap between her and incumbent Boxer. Brown holds a 44%-36% lead over Whitman. Boxer's lead over Fiorina is 43%-38%. In the last PPIC survey, Whitman and Brown were in a statistical dead heat, with Whitman...
  • Jerry Brown pulls ahead of Meg Whitman

    10/20/2010 10:20:11 PM PDT · by americanophile · 38 replies
    SF Gate ^ | October 20, 2010 | Carla Marinucci
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Democrat Jerry Brown has broken open the dead-heat contest for California governor, leading Republican Meg Whitman by 8 points going into the final two weeks of the campaign after massing robust backing from Latinos and eclipsing her support in the crucial Central Valley, a new Public Policy Institute of California poll shows. In the first major nonpartisan survey since a series of statewide televised debates and revelations of Whitman's hiring and firing of an undocumented Mexican immigrant maid, Brown has 44 percent of likely voters to 36 percent for Whitman, with 16 percent undecided and other candidates...
  • Jerry Brown pulls ahead of Meg Whitman

    10/20/2010 9:31:05 PM PDT · by SmithL · 98 replies · 1+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 10/20/10 | Carla Marinucci, Chronicle Political Writer
    Democrat Jerry Brown has broken open the dead-heat contest for California governor, leading Republican Meg Whitman by 8 points going into the final two weeks of the campaign after massing robust backing from Latinos and eclipsing her support in the crucial Central Valley, a new Public Policy Institute of California poll shows. In the first major nonpartisan survey since a series of statewide televised debates and revelations of Whitman's hiring and firing of an undocumented Mexican immigrant maid, Brown has 44 percent of likely voters to 36 percent for Whitman, with 16 percent undecided and other candidates drawing 4 percent,...
  • Public Policy Poll (CA) - DeVore Within Seven Points of Campbell (My Title - No Actual Title)

    05/21/2010 2:35:06 PM PDT · by TitansAFC · 17 replies · 548+ views
    Public Policy Institute of California ^ | 5-16-10 | Public Policy Institute
    According to the poll, DeVore is now within seven points of Campbell in the CA GOP Senate Primary Race.
  • Whitman, Brown Deadlocked—Boxer Holds Narrow Lead (Whitman +1)

    09/30/2010 9:33:36 PM PDT · by paudio · 21 replies
    PPIC ^ | 9/30/10
    In the governor’s race, Democrat Jerry Brown (37%) and Republican Meg Whitman (38%) are locked in a virtual tie among likely voters with 18 percent undecided. In the U.S. Senate race, incumbent Democrat Barbara Boxer (42%) leads Republican Carly Fiorina (35%) by 7 points, with 17 percent undecided.
  • Poll finds close races for Calif. gov, Senate

    09/29/2010 11:07:00 PM PDT · by red flanker · 22 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | September 30, 2010 | Juliet Williams
    A new poll from the Public Policy Institute of California finds the candidates for governor are virtually tied, while the incumbent Democrat has a slight lead in the U.S. Senate contest, with just over a month remaining before the Nov. 2 election. The survey, released Wednesday, finds Republican Meg Whitman has 38 percent support among likely voters in the California governor's race, compared with 37 percent for her rival, Democratic Attorney General Jerry Brown. About 18 percent of voters are undecided, while more than half the respondents said they were not satisfied with either choice. In the Senate race,...
  • PPIC Statewide Survey - May 2010 Californians and Their Government 10

    05/21/2010 1:46:17 AM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 232+ views
    PPIC ^ | May 20, 2010 | PPIC
    JUNE PRIMARY With the June primaries less than a month away, the race for the Republican gubernatorial nomination has significantly tightened. Although Meg Whitman (38%) still leads Steve Poizner (29%) among Republican primary likely voters, there has been a stunning drop in her support since March. In January, Whitman led Poizner by 30 points (41% to 11%) and in March by 50 points (61% to 11%). Today, three in 10 voters are undecided, up 6 points since March, but far lower than in January (44%). Republican primary likely voters include the 12 percent of independent (decline-to-state) voters who say they...
  • Whitman's Lead Narrows in California Race

    05/19/2010 9:21:01 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 17 replies · 499+ views
    Wall St. Journal ^ | May 19th 2010 | Stu Woo
    MAY 20, 2010 Whitman's Lead Narrows in California Race BY STU WOO Meg Whitman appears to have lost much of her wide lead in the race to be the Republican contender in California's November gubernatorial election. Two months ago, Ms. Whitman looked to be cruising toward the Republican nomination. Polls showed the former eBay Inc. chief executive leading her main opponent, state insurance commissioner Steve Poizner, by 50 percentage points. With three weeks to go before the June 8 primary, Mr. Poizner is pulling off an unexpected rally. A survey to be released Thursday shows Ms. Whitman's advantage dwindling to...
  • Survey: Californians Now More Likely to Favor Gay Marriage

    03/28/2010 8:49:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies · 906+ views
    Christian Post ^ | 03/25/2010 | Nathan Black
    A newly released survey shows that for the first time, more Californians favor same-sex marriage than oppose it. Since the Public Policy Institute of California began tracking attitudes on same-sex marriage in the year 2000, residents in the Golden State were always more likely to express opposition. But the latest survey, released Wednesday, found that 50 percent of residents now favor it and 45 percent are against it. The findings come two years after 52 percent of California voters passed Proposition 8, a state amendment defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman. The California Supreme Court...
  • (CA PPIC)Poll: 74% Of Residents Say Calif. On Wrong Course

    01/28/2010 9:45:30 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 390+ views
    AP on CBS 5 ^ | 1/28/10 | Judy Lin -ap
    SACRAMENTO (CBS 5 / AP) - Californians are in a dour mood, with three-quarters of adults believing the state is on the wrong course, according to a poll released Wednesday by the Public Policy Institute of California. Residents also have little faith that Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and lawmakers can work together to solve the state's fiscal problems, but would favor a tax increase if the money was targeted for schools. "Residents have deep concerns about the economy and their own budgets, and they don't see how California's leaders will help guide the state through these difficult times," said Mark Baldassare,...
  • THE POLLSTERS ON CALIFORNIA’S CHRONIC-TURNED-CHAOTIC BUDGET CRISIS

    06/16/2009 8:08:28 PM PDT · by Amerigomag · 4 replies · 418+ views
    New West Notes ^ | 06-16-2009 | Bill Bradley
    California’s leading public pollsters, Field Poll director Mark di Camillo and Public Policy Institute of California chief Mark Baldassare, did their usual post-election analysis at today’s monthly luncheon of the Sacramento Press Club. It was an indicative event with regard to the current state of state politics. A relative handful of those in attendance were practicing journalists, tracking the fast diminishing state of state political journalism, and most of the questions (or speeches) after the presentations were posed by non-journalists. After a lengthy awards ceremony of scholarships for the journalists of tomorrow (hmm …), the two Marks, as they are...
  • Pollsters evaluate California special election results

    06/17/2009 12:59:24 PM PDT · by SmithL · 17 replies · 636+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 9/17/9 | Peter Hecht
    Two of California's top pollsters said Tuesday that Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and some lawmakers are miscasting last month's special election as a clarion call against any new taxes to solve California's fiscal crisis. Instead, pollsters Mark DiCamillo and Mark Baldassare characterized the May 19 vote against five budget measures as an order to a dysfunctional state government to fix California's budget mess – and do so quickly. "We've heard a lot of people say the vote means 'no new taxes.' I would question that," said Baldassare, survey director for the Public Policy Institute of California, in the pollsters' joint appearance...
  • Poll: 5 of 6 measures in Calif. election trailing (taxpayer revolt in CA?)

    05/08/2009 6:32:56 AM PDT · by St. Louis Conservative · 31 replies · 1,391+ views
    Mercury News ^ | May 8, 2009 | Staff
    SACRAMENTO—Five of the six budget-related measures on California's May 19 special election ballot are trailing, particularly among voters who say they're closely following election news, according to a Public Policy Institute of California poll released Thursday. "The voters who are really tuned in are really turned off," said Mark Baldassare, president and chief executive officer of the San Francisco-based research organization. "They see the state's budget situation as a big problem, but so far they don't like the solution." The six propositions, put on the ballot by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and lawmakers, are an attempt to deal with the state's...
  • AM Alert: Not in the mood

    05/08/2009 12:57:45 PM PDT · by SmithL · 7 replies · 432+ views
    SacBee: Capitol Alert ^ | 5/8/9 | Micaela Massimino
    California voters are standing firm in their opposition to the budget-related propositions on the May 19 ballot, according to the Public Policy Institute of California. The PPIC's latest poll mirrors previous surveys showing strong resistance to all but Proposition 1F on elected officials' pay raises. That's even though voters are split on whether the governor and the Legislature should have called the election. Here are the numbers. The rest told pollsters they haven't made up their minds. Proposition 1A: 52 percent no, 35 percent yesProposition 1B: 47 percent no, 40 percent yesProposition 1C: 58 percent no, 32 percent yesProposition 1D:...
  • Foes surface against California ballot measures

    03/26/2009 7:54:56 AM PDT · by SmithL · 13 replies · 563+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 3/26/9 | Kevin Yamamura
    Opposition has emerged to several ballot measures that Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and legislative leaders believe are essential to resolving the state's massive budget deficit. There may never be a better time for opponents to pounce. Voters are angry about the economy, state budget and leadership in Sacramento, and seem willing to express their disgust through the six measures, according to a survey released Wednesday by the Public Policy Institute of California, or PPIC. "I think this thing is going to go down because the people of this state have just about had it," said Ted Costa of People's Advocate, a...
  • AM Alert: Why Prop. 8 passed (and other post-mortem polling)

    12/04/2008 7:58:17 AM PST · by SmithL · 4 replies · 463+ views
    SacBee: Capitol Alert ^ | 12/4/8 | Shane Goldmacher
    Assembly Speaker Karen Bass is rounding out her leadership team. The latest additions: Paul Krekorian and John Pérez. The Public Policy Institute of California has released a survey of voters looking into why Californians voted for or against Propositions 1A (high speed rail), 4 (abortion notification), 8 (gay marriage) and 11 (redistricting). Find the full poll results on Capitol Alert's PPIC page. Most of the results are unsurprising. Evangelical Christians supported Proposition 8 at an 81 percent clip, while voters without a college degree (62 percent) were more likely to vote "yes" than college graduates (43 percent). One notable number...
  • CA: Voters show little faith in governor, lawmakers

    12/04/2008 9:29:18 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 472+ views
    SFGate.com ^ | 12/4/08 | John Wildermuth
    California voters are worried sick about the state's economy, but they don't believe Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and the Legislature can work together to solve California's fiscal problems, according to a new poll by the Public Policy Institute of California. More than 70 percent of those surveyed listed the economy and the state budget as the top problems facing California, but two-thirds were unhappy with the way the state's leaders have faced the state's policy woes, including an $11.2 billion budget deficit for the current year. "With 3 out of 4 voters putting the economy and the budget on top of...
  • Margin shrinks in defeat of gay marriage ban (Prop 8)

    10/23/2008 12:36:41 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies · 1,080+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Thursday, October 23, 2008 | John Wildermuth
    A majority of California voters oppose Proposition 8, a ballot initiative that would ban same-sex marriage in the state, but a new statewide poll shows that the gap has narrowed in the past month. While Prop. 8 is losing with 44 percent in favor to 52 percent opposed among likely voters in the survey by the Public Policy Institute of California, opponents of the measure had a cushion of 14 percentage points, 41 to 55 percent, in a poll by the same group last month. SNIP But the battle over Prop. 8, which supporters and opponents have described as the...
  • CA: Study shows remap reform won't solve partisan bickering (PPIC report on redistricting)

    09/10/2008 6:42:29 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 251+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 9/10/08 | Steven Harmon
    SACRAMENTO — If you want a less-polarized Legislature — if you want lawmakers who can actually compromise to get things done, such as agreeing on a budget — redistricting reform is not the answer. That's the finding of a report released Tuesday night by the Public Policy Institute of California, throwing into doubt the campaign message of Proposition 11, which would take the power to draw political boundaries away from lawmakers and hand it to a 14-member commission. Proponents have argued that the measure, which is on the Nov. 4 ballot, would rid Sacramento of the partisan bickering by setting...
  • CA: Ban on Gay Marriage Trails -- Voters Split on Teen Abortion Constraints, Redistricting

    08/28/2008 9:11:20 AM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 19 replies · 216+ views
    Ban on Gay Marriage Trails -- Voters Split on Teen Abortion Constraints, Redistricting SAN FRANCISCO, California, August 27, 2008 — A majority of California’s likely voters oppose Proposition 8, the November ballot measure that would eliminate gay marriage, according to a statewide survey released today by the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) with funding from The James Irvine Foundation. Likely voters are divided on two other closely watched measures – one that would require a parent to be notified before a teenager has an abortion and one that would take the power to draw legislative district lines away from...
  • Dan Walters: Fall vote on same-sex marriage looks too close to call

    05/28/2008 8:12:55 AM PDT · by SmithL · 19 replies · 155+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 5/28/8 | Dan Walters
    The California Supreme Court's historic declaration that same-sex couples can marry will be tested in November when voters face a measure that would enact a constitutional ban on such marriages – and two new polls indicate that it will be a close one. The court set aside a 2000 ballot measure that barred recognition of same-sex marriages but, the new polls indicate, voters have been moving the other way. A Los Angeles Times poll of registered voters, taken on May 20-21, a few days after the Supreme Court decision, found that 51 percent disapproved of the Supreme Court's decree, while...
  • New Match-Ups Show McCain WEAKENING Against CLINTON, Obama

    03/27/2008 6:08:27 PM PDT · by rface · 80 replies · 1,467+ views
    AHN ^ | March 27, 2008 | Kris Alingod
    The Public Policy Institute of California said McCain would lose to Obama, 40 to 49 percent, and would also lose to Clinton, with 43 to 46 percent...... Washington, D.C. (AHN) - Three new general election surveys on Thursday showed Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) continues to lose ground against his two possible rivals for the presidency. Match-ups between the presumptive Republican nominee and either Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) or Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) have resulted in stalemates in recent weeks. Also significant is that Obama is once again coming out ahead of Clinton in a surveys against McCain. The Public Policy...
  • Clinton, McCain statistically tied in California!

    03/26/2008 11:50:36 PM PDT · by cdchik123 · 6 replies · 587+ views
    Associated Press ^ | March 27, 2008
    THE RACE: Obama stronger than Clinton against McCain in California general election matchups. THE NUMBERS - POTENTIAL GENERAL ELECTION MATCHUPS Barack Obama, 49%; John McCain, 40%; Someone else/Don't know, 11%. Hillary Rodham Clinton, 46%; John McCain, 43%; Someone else/Don't know, 11%. THE NUMBERS - FAVORABILITY Barack Obama - 61% favorable, 34% unfavorable. John McCain - 49% favorable, 45% unfavorable. Hillary Rodham Clinton - 45% favorable, 52% unfavorable. OF INTEREST: Illinois Sen. Barack Obama lost the California Democratic primary to Hillary Rodham Clinton by 8%age points. But in a hypothetical matchup, he now is in a stronger position than she is...
  • Study finds immigrants commit less California crime

    02/26/2008 8:09:21 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 92 replies · 951+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 2/26/08 | Duncan Martell
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Immigrants are far less likely than the average U.S.-born citizen to commit crime in California, the most populous state in the United States, according to a report issued late on Monday. People born outside the United States make up about 35 percent of California's adult population but account for about 17 percent of the adult prison population, the report by the Public Policy Institute of California showed. According to the report's authors the findings suggest that long-standing fears of immigration as a threat to public safety are unjustified. The report also noted that U.S.-born adult men...
  • Clinton, Giuliani top California poll

    09/25/2007 1:17:57 PM PDT · by Canticle_of_Deborah · 76 replies · 108+ views
    Yahoo/AP ^ | September 21, 2007
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. - New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton is leading among Democrats in the California presidential primary, while Rudy Giuliani is slightly ahead of his three major Republican rivals, according to a new poll from the Public Policy Institute of California. --snip-- The poll shows Republican voters to be more divided. Giuliani, the former mayor of New York City, is slightly ahead of the GOP pack, with 22 percent of likely primary voters saying they will support him. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is at 16 percent, as is former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson, who only recently joined the...
  • Dan Walters: Voters sour and want to punish

    09/21/2007 7:50:53 AM PDT · by SmithL · 5 replies · 93+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 9/21/7 | Dan Walters
    As a general rule, political officeholders want their voters to be happy because satisfaction with the economic and social status quo translates into approval of those in office. Cranky voters, on the other hand, are likely to take out that anger, even if misplaced, on Election Day; it's one of the risks that those who pursue political careers must accept. Californians are increasingly gloomy, a new statewide poll finds, and axiomatically, they may be inclined to punish politicians, given the chance. Ironically, however, their only looming opportunity to do so will be a measure on the Feb. 5 presidential primary...
  • CA: C'mon, we can't be all that dumb (PPIC poll.. 'a thick, hard layer of huh?')

    06/02/2007 10:10:36 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 650+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 6/2/07 | Steve Weigand
    It is tempting to assert that adult Californians are, generally speaking, morons. Granted, that assertion, if it were to be made in this space, would come from an adult Californian who clearly has more than a casual relationship with moronity. But geez, people, you're not even trying. At least it looks that way from ... the latest survey by the folks over at the Public Policy Institute of California. The survey probed into Californians' knowledge of, and feelings about, state fiscal and governmental/political issues. What it found was a thick, hard layer of huh?: • Only three in 10 could...
  • PPIC California Poll - Rudy 33% McCain 19% Gingrich 14% Romney 7%

    03/29/2007 5:45:03 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 65 replies · 224+ views
    PPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and Their Government, March 2007 On the Republican side, Rudy Giulliani (33%) leads in the presidential primary race, followed by John McCain (19%), Newt Gingrich (14%), and Mitt Romney (7%). Guiliani has similar support among men and women, and conservatives and others. Gingrich has more support among conservatives and men, while McCain has similar support among men and women, but less support among conservatives than others. In a national survey, Giuliani led McCain by 40 percent to 20 percent, according to the March TIME poll. To Summarize: Rudy - 33%McCain - 19%Gingrich -14%Romney - 7%Mayor Giuliani...
  • Governor (Schwarzenegger) bucks trend against GOP

    10/26/2006 8:08:51 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 6 replies · 336+ views
    SFC ^ | Oct. 26, 2006 | Carla Marinucci,
    Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger appears headed for re-election by a landslide -- even though California voters strongly believe Democrats are better suited to handle key issues like the economy, the Iraq war, immigration and the environment, a new poll shows. The poll by the Public Policy Institute of California shows that Schwarzenegger has an 18-point lead over Democrat state Treasurer Phil Angelides, and has gained so much momentum that even in the Bay Area -- the state's Democratic bastion -- he holds a 6-point lead. Bill Carrick, strategist for the Angelides campaign, said of the PPIC poll that the "presumption...
  • PUBLIC POLICY INSTITUTE OF CALIFORNIA POLL - Governor bucks trend against GOP

    10/26/2006 7:38:55 AM PDT · by SmithL · 7 replies · 313+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 10/26/6 | Carla Marinucci
    Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger appears headed for re-election by a landslide -- even though California voters strongly believe Democrats are better suited to handle key issues like the economy, the Iraq war, immigration and the environment, a new poll shows. The poll by the Public Policy Institute of California shows that Schwarzenegger has an 18-point lead over Democrat state Treasurer Phil Angelides, and has gained so much momentum that even in the Bay Area -- the state's Democratic bastion -- he holds a 6-point lead. Mark Baldassare, pollster for the Public Policy Institute of California, calls it "just amazing ......
  • CA: New Poll: A Lot To Consider (Latest PPIC,, 18-point lead for the Gubinator)

    10/25/2006 11:32:16 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 391+ views
    Capitol Notes / KQED ^ | 10/25/06 | John Myers
    The latest public poll, just out tonight, is chock full of issues and items to consider. The headline from the Public Policy Institute of California poll only reinforces the conventional wisdom about the gubernatorial contest: Arnold Schwarzenegger is handily beating Phil Angelides... in this poll, by a commanding 48% to 30%. But there's oh so much more... Grumpy Dems More evidence that Democrats aren't so happy about their nominee for governor, nor the issues he's discussing. The poll shows just 57% of Dems would vote for Angelides as of now, with 21% casting their vote for Schwarzenegger. A full 50%...
  • Gap widens in two polls: A labor coalition launches television ad campaign attacking Schwarzenegger.

    09/27/2006 10:13:33 AM PDT · by SmithL · 1 replies · 248+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 9/27/6 | Kevin Yamamura and Andy Furillo
    Heading into the final six weeks of the campaign, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger extended his lead over Democratic challenger Phil Angelides in two new public polls, showcasing the state treasurer's failure to gain traction against the incumbent Republican this summer. The results came Tuesday as a powerful labor coalition sought to give a booster shot to Angelides' campaign by launching its first television ads this year attacking Schwarzenegger. The latest Field Poll shows Schwarzenegger leading Angelides 44 percent to 34 percent among likely voters, a two-point increase since July. A Public Policy Institute of California survey shows Schwarzenegger leading 48 percent...
  • Poll: Schwarzenegger lead over Angelides is expanding

    09/26/2006 5:20:47 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 65 replies · 868+ views
    SFC ^ | Sept. 26, 2006 | Lynda Gledhill
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has a commanding 17-point lead over Democratic rival Phil Angelides with just six weeks to go until the November 7 election, according to a just released Public Policy Institute of California poll. Forty-eight percent of likely voters support the Republican governor, with just 31 percent saying they would vote for Angelides, who is currently the state treasurer.
  • What If California’s Nonvoters… Voted? (They'd enact socialism)

    09/17/2006 7:53:50 PM PDT · by churchillbuff · 20 replies · 736+ views
    Public Policy Institute of CA ^ | Sept., 06 | Public Policy Institute of CA
    If California’s nonvoting adult population made their voices heard at the ballot box, much of the political status quo could change—dramatically. A report released today by the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC), with funding from The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, looks at the state’s electorate from 1990 through May 2006 and paints a provocative picture of the gulf in political preferences between the state’s voters and the majority of its adult population. On issues ranging from Proposition 13, to raising taxes, to imposing limits on government, the eight million Californians expected to vote in this November’s election have...
  • What If California's Nonvoters ... Voted?

    09/14/2006 3:40:26 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 17 replies · 678+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Sept. 13, 2006 | Public Policy Institute of CA
    Political Realities, Policies Could Take 180 Degree Turn; Major Socioeconomic, Racial, Opinion Gap Between Voters, Nonvoters SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- If California's nonvoting adult population made their voices heard at the ballot box, much of the political status quo could change -- dramatically. A report released today by the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC), with funding from The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, looks at the state's electorate from 1990 through May 2006 and paints a provocative picture of the gulf in political preferences between the state's voters and the majority of its adult population. On issues...
  • Voters back governor (Schwarzenegger, CA), poll shows

    08/31/2006 8:29:23 AM PDT · by FairOpinion · 44 replies · 395+ views
    Mercury News ^ | Aug. 31, 2006 | Steve Geissinger
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger leads Democratic challenger Phil Angelides by 13 points, and voters -- though hit with sticker shock -- are backing four of five multibillion-dollar public works bonds, according to a poll released Wednesday. The Public Policy Institute of California survey shows likely voters favor the Republican governor over the Democrat 45 percent to 32 percent. Preferences have changed little since July, when the poll indicated the governor was leading 43 percent to 30 percent. The governor's approval rating among likely voters also is up by eight points since May, with 50 percent of voters approving and 42 percent...
  • Survey shows Schwarzenegger leads Democratic opponents

    03/29/2006 8:30:34 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 15 replies · 490+ views
    The State ^ | 3/29/06 | ALVIE LINDSAY AND AARON C. DAVIS
    SAN JOSE, Calif. - Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger holds a solid lead over either Democratic challenger in a head-to-head battle in the November election, at least among those who have a preference, but 30 percent of likely voters remain undecided, according to a nonpartisan poll released today. The survey, by the Public Policy Institute of California, is wide ranging but a theme emerges: The news is good, or at least better, for the governor on virtually all fronts - and it's clear his two Democratic challengers have a lot of work to do. One-on-one, Schwarzenegger holds an 8 percentage point advantage...
  • CA: 'Racial generation gap' grows here, study says

    03/07/2006 10:56:01 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 615+ views
    LA Daily News ^ | 3/7/06 | Brad A. Greenberg
    With the number of whites shrinking as immigrant populations soar, a "racial generation gap" is opening in Los Angeles and cities nationwide, a study released today says. The report by The Brookings Institution said Los Angeles led all metropolitan areas and Riverside-San Bernardino ranked second in population gains by Latinos, Asians and blacks - increases attributed to higher birth rates among immigrants. In addition, 30 percent of Latinos nationwide live in Los Angeles and New York, the study said. And metropolitan Los Angeles, which includes Long Beach and Santa Ana, has 5.6 million Latinos, about 43 percent of its total...
  • CA: GOP support for governor shrinking, according to poll

    02/23/2006 9:57:24 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 296+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 2/23/06 | Laura Kurtzman
    SACRAMENTO - Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is losing the support of Republicans, according to a new poll released on the eve of the state Republican convention in San Jose at which conservative activists are expected to challenge his more moderate direction. The governor's popularity appeared to be growing last month, following a conciliatory State of the State address in which he announced an ambitious plan to upgrade the state's aging infrastructure. But this month his numbers have reversed, mostly due to erosion of his Republican base. Schwarzenegger's approval rating fell to 35 percent among adults in the Public Policy Institute of...
  • Voters _ even Republicans _ like governor's plans

    01/26/2006 1:30:50 PM PST · by Amerigomag · 3 replies · 215+ views
    SacBee vis SHNS ^ | 01-26-06 | DANIEL WEINTRAUB
    The poll found 60 percent of adults satisfied with the budget proposal, while 28 percent said they were dissatisfied. Among Republicans, 72 percent said they liked the proposal while 21 percent did not. Just more than half of Democrats _ 51 percent _ were satisfied with it, while 36 percent were not. Among independents, 62 percent were satisfied while 29 percent were not.
  • Poll: Schwarzenegger a Tough Sell Second Time Around

    10/27/2005 10:50:38 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 8 replies · 326+ views
    FoxNews.com ^ | 28 October 2005
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's "year of reform" initiatives are proving a tough sell to California voters despite a multimillion dollar advertising blitz, according to a poll released Thursday. None of his measures on the Nov. 8 ballot has majority support, and two are opposed by wide margins. The bombardment of radio and television ads from Schwarzenegger (search) and his opponents have generated voter interest in the election, the Public Policy Institute of California poll found. So far, that interest has failed to translate into support for the governor's agenda. "There's still a long way to go, but the...
  • CA: Poll finds little support for governor, initiatives

    10/27/2005 5:10:58 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies · 611+ views
    ap on Monterey Herald ^ | 10/27/05 | AP
    A Public Policy Institute of California polls shows none of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's initiatives on the Nov. 8 special election ballot with majority support. The poll also found voters also dissatisfied with the job performance of the governor, the state Legislature and President Bush. All results are from the sampling of likely voters. _ Proposition 73, the parental notification initiative, had support of 42 percent of likely voters but was opposed by 48 percent. _ Proposition 74, the teacher tenure initiative, was supported by 46 percent of likely voters and opposed by 48 percent. _ Proposition 75, the union dues...
  • Poll: Initiatives lack public support (PPIC)

    09/29/2005 2:38:55 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 537+ views
    Stockton Record ^ | 9/29/05 | Hank Shaw
    SACRAMENTO -- Californians aren't much interested in the upcoming special election and don't support most of the initiatives they'll be voting on, according to new poll results from the Public Policy Institute of California. The three main initiatives sponsored by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger are all in sorry shape, as are dueling measures to provide low-income Californians with cheap prescription drugs. The governor's approval ratings remain dismal as well: The survey found that only 38 percent of likely voters think Schwarzenegger is doing a good job. This is the lowest such rating he has yet received. Poll director Mark Baldassare said...
  • Few Calif. voters back governor's measures (PPIC poll)

    08/24/2005 10:15:19 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 469+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 8/24/05 | Tom Chorneau - AP
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California voters are showing little enthusiasm for two of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's three special election proposals, according to a poll that also reveals continuing discontent with the governor's job performance. The Public Policy Institute of California poll, released Thursday, is the latest in recent months to indicate the governor faces a tough task persuading voters to approve his slate of initiatives on Nov. 8. Voters said they are increasingly disenchanted with Schwarzenegger's performance, with just 34 percent saying they approve of the job he's doing. More than half also viewed the Legislature with disapproval. "What this...
  • CA: The future of Prop. 13

    07/12/2005 9:01:21 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies · 743+ views
    OC Register ^ | 7/12/05 | Jon Coupal
    Recently a liberal think-tank, the Public Policy Institute of California, released a study estimating that the population of California will increase from 36.5 million to around 48 million over the next 20 years. A large chunk of the new arrivals will come as the result of "international migration" and many of these future residents will lack the education skills needed to land good jobs. PPIC predicts that unless the state takes action, we face potential disaster in the areas of transportation, education and social services. While concerns for the state of the state in the next two decades should not...
  • Cal's future shock - Report predicts resource shortage

    06/02/2005 12:15:19 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 61 replies · 1,024+ views
    L.A. Daily News ^ | June 01, 2005 - | Lisa Mascaro
    California faces critical challenges in the next two decades as its population surges and stretches vital resources to the limit while creating an ever-widening gap between rich and poor, according to a Public Policy Institute of California study released Wednesday. Virtually half of all residents believe smog, traffic and skyrocketing home prices will make the Golden State a worse place to live by 2025, according to the study and poll released by the nonpartisan, nonprofit group. "We hope that this report acts as a wake-up call," said Mark Baldassare, director of research at the nonpartisan institute and a co-author of...
  • CA - Report: Lack of education, poor infrastructure threaten state's future

    06/01/2005 6:31:37 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 613+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 6/1/05 | Beth Fouhy - AP
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California's population will reach up to 48 million by 2025, with most growth in inland areas lacking the infrastructure to support it, according to a report released Wednesday outlining challenges the state faces. While the economy sheds manufacturing for service jobs that require a college education, Hispanics - the state's fastest growing demographic group and less likely to hold college diplomas - are at risk of being marginalized in the evolving work force. The report by the nonpartisan Public Policy Institute of California found that despite those difficulties, the state can manage its growth over the...
  • California's conflicted voters

    01/18/2004 9:15:29 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 215+ views
    OC Register ^ | 1/18/04 | Op/Ed
    <p>One can read the latest poll results and decide that Californians are either confused or have short attention spans, based on the seemingly divergent views those who were polled express about the condition of our state. And there's precious little time for the governor to lead the charge for fiscal responsibility.</p>