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Statewide Survey · November 2006

PPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and the Future

Mark Baldassare

Some findings of the current survey:

  • The majority of voters (53%) in the November election say the state is headed in the right direction.
  • Nearly six in 10 voters (58%) think that the governor and legislature will be able to work together and accomplish a lot in the next year.
  • Sixty-eight percent say the state government is run by a few big interests, down from 78 percent one year ago.
  • The initiative process remains popular, but voters have some complaints: ballot wording is too complicated and confusing (63%), there are too many initiatives on the ballot (60%), and too much money is spent on initiative campaigns (78%).

This is the 73rd PPIC Statewide Survey and the last in a four-part, pre- and post-election series, made possible with funding from The James Irvine Foundation.


Political Landscape Statewide Survey