Californians Plan to Vote Overwhelmingly for Criminal Justice Reform and Reducing Prison Sentences

By: Wednesday September 24, 2014 10:14 am

The people of California are planning to vote overwhelmingly to change how several minor offenses are treated under the criminal justice system. According to a new PPIC poll, 62 percent of likely voters are planning on supporting Proposition 47 while only 25 percent plan to vote against the measure. The measure is supported by Democrats, [...]

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 [...]

CA Initiatives: Prop 19 Now Trailing, Anti-Climate Reform Prop 23 Down Big, Majority Rule Prop 25 Leading

By: Thursday October 21, 2010 11:16 am

In addition to highly contested gubernatorial and senate contests, the voters of California will be deciding several of the most important ballot initiatives in the country. From PPIC (PDF): Proposition 19 16. Proposition 19 is called the “Legalizes Marijuana Under California but Not Federal Law. Permits Local Governments to Regulate and Tax Commercial Production, Distribution, [...]

California’s Prop 19 Gaining Steam – Now Up 52-41

By: Thursday September 30, 2010 7:42 pm

California’s ballot initiative to legalize, tax and regulate marijuana, Proposition 19, is now leading with 52 percent in support and only 41 percent opposed, according to the latest PPIC poll (PDF) of likely voters. This poll is especially good news for Prop 19. The 11-point lead is not only one of the largest ever for [...]

CA: Whitman, Fiorina Lead Democratic Rivals

By: Saturday August 14, 2010 7:15 am

The latest SurveyUSA poll of California found Republican Meg Whitman with a single-point lead over Democrat Jerry Brown in the race for governor, and incumbent Democratic Senator Barbara Boxer trailing Carly Fiorina in her re-election bid. SurveyUSA (8/9-11) Governor Meg Whitman 44 Jerry Brown 43 Others 6 Undecided 6 Senate Carly Fiorina 47 Barbara Boxer [...]

CA: Voters Dicey on Dems But at Least They Still Oppose Global Warming

By: Thursday July 29, 2010 9:46 pm

A new PPIC poll of California shows slim leads for Democrats Jerry Brown and Barbara Boxer. The looming cloud is Prop. 23, an effort by big oil companies to suspend the state’s strong climate-change law. Although support for the proposition is weak, the companies’ millions may be able to buy plenty of votes before November.

California Likely Voters Almost Deadlocked on Legalizing Cannabis

By: Thursday May 20, 2010 12:01 pm

A new poll of likely California voters shows 49 percent support a November ballot measure to legalize, regulate and tax marijuana, while 48 percent oppose it. Opposition is high among women and Latinos, with younger voters more strongly in favor.

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