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

April 2010

Some findings of the current survey:

  • 62 percent of Californians are very concerned the state budget gap will cause significant spending cuts in K–12 education.
  • Three-fourths (74%) of Californians say that improving education should be a high priority for the next governor.
  • Governor Schwarzenegger’s job approval rating of 24 percent matches his record low, while President Obama’s approval rating stands at 61 percent.

Job Approval Ratings:
President Obama
[PDF]
Governor Schwarzenegger
[PDF]
California State Legislature
[PDF]

Time Trends of Job Approval Ratings:
President Obama
[XLS]
Governor Schwarzenegger [XLS]
California State Legislature [XLS]
 
This survey was supported with funding from The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.
 


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