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Young People And Conservatives Most Likely To Consider Saying Goodbye To The Golden State

A home for sale in Central Los Angeles.
A home for sale in Central Los Angeles.
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We all know that lack of affordable housing is a driving force of migration out of California, but political alienation may be a factor as well. 

That’s according to a recent UC Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies poll, which found that conservative voters were about three times more likely as their liberal counterparts to say they are strongly considering leaving the state due to political culture clash. High taxes were another factor mentioned by Republican voters. 

Meanwhile, younger voters said that lack of affordable housing was the main driver of their doubts about staying in the Golden State. 

We break down the poll numbers, as well as the methodology of the survey. Plus, if you’ve considered leaving California or did leave, what were your reasons? If you’re a conservative in California, how have you been faring as the state gets more and more blue? Call us at 866-893-5722.    

With guest host Libby Denkmann.


Fernando Guerra, professor and director of the Center for the Study of Los Angeles at Loyola Marymount University; he is a member of the Southern California Public Radio Board of Trustees

Christopher Thornberg, founding partner of Beacon Economics, his focus includes economic forecasting, employment and labor markets and economic policy