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PPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and Their Government
Mark Baldassare, Dean Bonner, Jennifer Paluch, and Sonja Petek

March 2009

Some findings of the current survey:

  • Only one of the six propositions on the May special election ballot has the approval of a majority of likely voters.
  • Six in 10 Californians are concerned about having enough money to pay their rent or mortgage.
  • Californians are highly supportive (65%) of the $800 billion federal economic stimulus package, but are divided (46% approve, 46% disapprove) about the government’s giving money to banks and other financial institutions.

Job Approval Ratings:
President Obama
Governor Schwarzenegger
California State Legislature

Time Trends of Job Approval Ratings:
President Obama
Governor Schwarzenegger
California State Legislature

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