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A voter walks from the polling place inside Fire Station 38 in Pasadena, California.
Can’t wait until election day to find out how people feel about California Propositions and ballot initiatives? No problem. There are two new surveys out today from USC and the Public Policy Institute of California. The latest polling on California’s ballot measures indicates withering support for Propositions 31, 32, and 38 and an increasingly level split on Governor Jerry Brown’s educational funding measure, Proposition 30. Prop 31, a two year budget program, has been consistently unpopular. Support for Prop. 32, which would prohibit unions, corporations, and government contractors from using payroll deductions for political purposes, has dropped off since September. Molly Munger’s tax measure to fund education, Prop. 38, has also lost ground, despite a funding push.
What do changes in poll results indicate? Do surveys and polls affect your decisions about how to vote? Which propositions on the November 6 ballot are most important to you?
Mark Baldassare, president and CEO of Public Policy Institute of California
Dave Kanevsky, Research Director with the Republican polling firm American Viewpoint, which conducts the USC/LA Times Poll with Democratic polling firm Greenberg Quinlan Rosner