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

September 2009

Some findings of the current survey:

  • Californians favor a switch to open election primaries, but donít like the idea of a part-time legislature.
  • They feel that Proposition 13 has mainly been good for the state, but a majority would approve a change to taxing commercial property at current value.
  • Sixty-seven percent expect bad financial times in the coming year.

Job Approval Ratings:
President Obama
Governor Schwarzenegger
California State Legislature
U.S. Congress
Senator Boxer
Senator Feinstein
Speaker Pelosi

Time Trends of Job Approval Ratings:
President Obama
Governor Schwarzenegger
California State Legislature
U.S. Congress
Senator Boxer
Senator Feinstein
Speaker Pelosi

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

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