Obama Is Dominating in California

By: Friday July 6, 2012 2:00 pm

President Obama holds an incredible 18 point lead over Mitt Romney in California, according to the newest Field Poll of the state. According to the poll, Obama is winning 55 percent of likely California votes while Romney is getting just 37 percent. In California at least, Obama gets solid marks for his job performance, 55 [...]

CA: Three Strikes Reform Likely to Go Before the Voters

By: Friday April 27, 2012 1:29 pm

There is a good possibility voters in California will get a chance to reform their 1994 “three strikes” law this November. Supporters of the ballot initiative to reform the law claim they turned in signatures well in excess of the 500,000 required by state law to qualify for the ballot. From Mercury News: An initiative [...]

California Voters Will Soon Decide Fate of the Death Penalty

By: Tuesday April 24, 2012 1:19 pm

The SAFE California Campaign has managed to qualify for the November ballot an initiative that would abolish the death penalty and replace it with life without the possibility of parole. SAFE stands for Savings, Accountability, and Full Enforcement for California Act. From the campaign: Jeanne Woodford, former warden at San Quentin state prison and the [...]

California Independents Really Dislike Gingrich

By: Friday December 2, 2011 10:51 am

Despite the fact the California voters are not overflowing with confidence in President Obama’s abilities, in the potential general election match-ups Obama would still easily defeat Mitt Romney or Newt Gingrich according to a new Field poll (PDF). While this isn’t a surprising result I think the partisan crosstabs on the poll are extremely telling. [...]

CA Gov, Sen: Democrats Brown, Boxer Hold Strong

By: Friday October 29, 2010 11:00 am

Across the country, many Democrats are struggling. But this year in California, things seem to be going well for the Democrats at the top of the ticket. The California-based Field poll, one of the most accurate horserace pollsters, is out with their latest numbers showing Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown and incumbent Democratic Senator Barbara [...]

Propositions, Measures, and Ballot Initiatives Hard to Poll Accurately

By: Tuesday October 26, 2010 10:02 am

Ballot measures tend to be much harder to accurately poll than partisan elections. Each initiative is a unique question with its own quirky set of parameters regarding which demographics and psychographics are most likely to support or oppose it. In comparison, all partisan elections between a Democrat and Republican are, at a core level, fairly [...]

It Would be Hard to Get Higher: Prop 19 Has Unprecedented Awareness Among Young CA Voters

By: Wednesday September 29, 2010 3:08 pm

Voters in California have heard or seen something about Proposition 19 at levels almost unheard of for any other ballot measure anywhere in the country. Among young voters, awareness of Prop 19, which would legalize, tax and regulate marijuana, is at an unprecedented (and almost impossible to believe) 94 percent. According to a Field Poll [...]

Prop 23: CA Voters Set to Reject Big Oil’s Attempt to Suspend Climate Change Law

By: Monday September 27, 2010 1:58 pm

With real energy reform and/or climate change legislation completely stalled on Capitol Hill, the fight for environmentalists is in the states. One of the most important fights for the environmental movement right now is against big oil’s Proposition 23, which would cripple California’s landmark greenhouse gas legislation. Fortunately for the environmental movement, the fight seems [...]

Support For Prop 19 Climbs Significantly to 49%-42% In Recent Field Poll

By: Sunday September 26, 2010 12:14 pm

Support for California Proposition 19, which would legalize, regulate and tax marijuana, increased significantly in the latest Field Poll (PDF). Yes on Prop 19 is now winning 49% compared to 42% against. Field Poll (PDF) (9/14-21) Have you seen, read or heard anything about Proposition 19, a statewide ballot proposition that would legalize marijuana under [...]

CA Sen: More Polling Shows Boxer Pulling Away

By: Friday September 24, 2010 2:18 pm

The good news keeps coming for incumbent Democratic Senator Barbara Boxer. The latest Field Poll of likely voters has her leading Carly Fiorina by six points. Field Poll (PDF) (9/14-21) Barbara Boxer (D) 47 Carly Fiorina (R) 41 Undecided/Other 12 Importantly, the trend has been in Boxer’s direction for the past several months. In March, [...]

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