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Statewide Survey · May 2010

PPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and Their Government

Mark Baldassare, Dean Bonner, Sonja Petek, and Nicole Willcoxon

Some findings of the current survey:

  • A record high 81 percent of residents think the state’s budget situation is a big problem.
  • Californians are divided about legalizing marijuana but a majority approves its medical use.
  • Senator Barbara Boxer leads all three potential GOP opponents in hypothetical November matchups.
  • Support for Meg Whitman has plunged 23 points in two months in the Republican gubernatorial primary.

Job Approval Ratings:
President Obama
Governor Schwarzenegger
California State Legislature
U.S. Congress
Senator Boxer
Senator Feinstein

This survey is supported with funding from The James Irvine Foundation.


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