|Date:||October 24, 2008|
|Location:||CSAC Conference Center|
|1020 11th Street, 2nd Floor|
PPIC’s latest Statewide Survey comes during the final weeks of the 2008 presidential campaign and in the midst of a national financial crisis. This Californians and Their Government survey examines likely voters’ presidential candidate preferences, including satisfaction with the candidates’ attention to important issues and the role of the debates in voting decisions. It also measures support for Proposition 4 (parental notification of a minor child’s abortion), Proposition 8 (eliminating same-sex couples’ right to marry), and Proposition 11 (redistricting reform). In addition, the survey assesses Californians’ views on the job performance of the governor and the legislature, their level of trust in the federal government, their confidence in the election process, and their attitudes toward the Electoral College system.