Some findings of the current survey:
- Schwarzenegger’s lead over Angelides has jumped to 17 points (48% to 31%)—four points higher than it was last month. Only 15 percent of likely voters are undecided.
- Nearly three-fourths (72%) of likely voters say that the upcoming gubernatorial debate will be important to how they vote.
- The $37 billion in infrastructure bonds put on the ballot by the legislature are all ahead-but undecided voters could still tip the scales.
- Most residents (59%) somewhat or strongly agree that state ballots have too many propositions —an even greater number (77%) think the wording for propositions is too complicated.
- Nearly two-thirds (65%) of Californians believe illegal immigrants should be allowed to apply for work permits in order to stay in the U.S.—a 5-point jump from one year ago (60%).
This is the 71st PPIC Statewide Survey and the second in a four-part, pre- and post-election series, made possible with funding from The James Irvine Foundation.