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New Poll: Kamala Falls Further Out Of Favor, Homelessness Top Issue For California




A homeless man sleeps beside his makeshift temporary shelter on a street in downtown Los Angeles, California on June 25, 2018.
A homeless man sleeps beside his makeshift temporary shelter on a street in downtown Los Angeles, California on June 25, 2018.
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Attitudes and concerns of California voters are changing, according to recent polls from The Public Policy Institute of California and Berkeley IGS.

Over half of those polled feel the state is headed in the wrong direction, with the number optimistic adults at its lowest point since May 2015. Homelessnes is the top worry of Californians, pushing ahead of the usual concerns about the economy and illegal immigration. The PPIC poll found a significant drop in approval for Governor Gavin Newson, but an early poll from Berkeley IGS listed more positive opinions. 

Both polls identify huge losses by California Senator Kamala Harris in the 2020 presidential race and a continuing surge of approval for Elizabeth Warren. Do you feel like these polls reflect your opinions? Share your thoughts by calling 866-893-5722.

Guests:

Mark Baldessare, president and CEO of Public Policy Institute of California; survey director of recent statewide poll

Mark DiCamillo, director of the Berkeley IGS poll, which has released their own polls recently on Californians’ attitudes on a variety of topics



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