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PPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and Their Government
Mark Baldassare, Dean Bonner, Sonja Petek, and Nicole Willcoxon

January 2010

Some findings of the current survey:

  • Two-thirds of Californians would pay higher taxes to avoid cuts in K–12 funding.
  • Seventy percent support spending cuts in prisons and corrections.
  • Tom Campbell is ahead in the Senate primary race among Republican likely voters.
  • Meg Whitman’s lead grows in the primary race for governor.

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

Time Trends for the Mood of Californians:
   General Direction of Things in California
   Economic Outlook for California
This survey is supported with funding from The James Irvine Foundation.

Statewide Survey Interactive Tools