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PPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and Their Government

| September 2014

Summary

Some findings of the current survey:

  • Most Californians say the health reform law has had no direct impact. One in five say it has directly helped and a similar share say it has directly hurt them.
  • In the gubernatorial election, Governor Brown continues to lead Neel Kashkari by a wide margin; just one in 10 are very closely following news about candidates.
  • As more Californians see the drought as the state’s most important issue, the water bond (Proposition 1) has a two-to-one margin of support (58% to 29%).
  • A solid majority of likely voters support Proposition 47, which would reduce sentences for some drug and property crimes.

Job Approval Ratings:
President Obama [PDF] Governor Brown [PDF] California State Legislature [PDF] U.S. Congress [PDF] Senator Boxer [PDF] Senator Feinstein [PDF]

Time Trends of Job Approval Ratings:
President Obama [XLS] Governor Brown [XLS] California State Legislature [XLS] U.S. Congress [XLS] Senator Boxer [XLS] Senator Feinstein [XLS]

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

Time Trends for the Mood of Californians:
General Direction of Things in California [XLS] Economic Outlook for California [XLS]

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

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