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

December 2010

Some findings of the current survey:

  • Proposition 19, which would have legalized marijuana in the state, captured the most voter interest of all propositions on the Nov. 2 ballot.
  • The support of independents was key for the election victories of governor-elect Jerry Brown and Senator Barbara Boxer.
  • Although every incumbent state legislator was re-elected, 81 percent of voters say they disapprove of the legislature’s job performance.

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

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

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


Statewide Survey Interactive Tools