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PPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and Their Government
Mark Baldassare, Dean Bonner, Sonja Petek, and Jui Shrestha

September 2012

Full Report
[PDF, 471K]

Press Release
[HTML]

Some findings of the current survey:

  • Obama and Biden lead Romney and Ryan by 14 points in the presidential race in California.
  • On the two tax measures to fund education, half of likely voters favor Proposition 30 and support is slightly lower for Proposition 38.
  • Likely voters prefer life imprisonment over death as the penalty for first-degree murder.

Job Approval Ratings:
 President Obama [PDF]
 Governor Brown [PDF]
 California State Legislature [PDF]
 U.S. Congress [PDF]
 Senator Boxer [PDF]
 Senator Feinstein [PDF]
 Their Own State Legislators in the Assembly and Senate [PDF]
 Their Own Representative in the U.S. House of Representatives [PDF]

Time Trends of Job Approval Ratings:
 President Obama [XLS]
 Governor Brown [XLS]
 California State Legislature [XLS]
 U.S. Congress [XLS]
 Senator Boxer [XLS]
 Senator Feinstein [XLS]
 Their Own State Legislators in the Assembly and Senate [XLS]
 Their Own Representative in the U.S. House of Representatives [XLS]

Mood of Californians:
 General Direction of Things in California [PDF]
 Economic Outlook for California [PDF]

Time Trends for the Mood of Californians:
 General Direction of Things in California [XLS]
 Economic Outlook for California [XLS]

This survey was supported with funding from The James Irvine Foundation.


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