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Statewide Survey · March 2016

PPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and Their Government

Mark Baldassare, Lunna Lopes, Dean Bonner, and David Kordus

The survey was supported with funding from The James Irvine Foundation and the PPIC Donor Circle.

Some findings of the current survey:

  • Donald Trump leads with 38 percent support among likely voters in California’s Republican presidential primary; Hillary Clinton has the support of 48 percent of Democratic primary likely voters.
  • Democrats Kamala Harris and Loretta Sanchez lead the top-two primary for the U.S. Senate, but almost a third of likely voters are undecided.
  • Most Californians view increased spending on the maintenance of roads, highways, and bridges as very important to the state’s future.
  • With much of the state receiving seasonal rainfall, fewer Californians see their regional water supply as a big problem.


Topics

Economy Higher Education Political Landscape Statewide Survey
Public Policy Institute of California