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What’s Wrong with the Recall? July 28 2021 An overwhelming majority of California likely voters say it is a good thing that there is a process for recalling elected officials. But more than two-thirds say the current recall is a waste of money, and a similar share say the recall process should be changed.
Voter Enthusiasm Could Shape the Governor’s Recall July 2 2021 Although less than a majority of California likely voters say they want to remove Governor Newsom from office, an “enthusiasm gap” between recall supporters and those opposed could have implications for the September 14 election.
California’s Housing Construction Picks Up Pace June 17 2021 During the first four months of 2021, the total number of new housing units authorized by local jurisdictions increased 25% compared to the same period in 2020. Still, recent numbers are well below levels seen in earlier years.
Video: Californians and Their Government June 3 2021 PPIC’s Dean Bonner and Mark Baldassare discuss new statewide survey findings on Governor Newsom’s job approval, the gubernatorial recall effort, Californians’ economic outlook, and other topics.
Californians Continue to Favor Stricter Gun Laws May 28 2021 PPIC’s May survey—fielded prior to the shooting at a San Jose transit facility this week—finds that a solid majority of Californians favor stricter state gun regulations, a share consistent with our prior surveys.