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

October 2012

Some findings of the current survey:

  • Obama and Biden lead Romney and Ryan by 12 points in the presidential race in California.
  • Just under half (48%) of likely voters would vote yes on Proposition 30; support is lower for Proposition 38 (39%).
  • Californians are much less pessimistic about the direction and economic outlook of the nation than they were in 2008.

Job Approval Ratings:
President Obama [PDF]
Governor Brown [PDF]
California State Legislature [PDF]
U.S. Congress [PDF]

Time Trends of Job Approval Ratings:
President Obama [XLS]
Governor Brown [XLS]
California State Legislature [XLS]
U.S. Congress [XLS]

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

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

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


Statewide Survey Interactive Tools
Read out survey methodology