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Statewide Survey · May 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:

  • Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are in a close race in the Democratic presidential primary; both candidates lead Donald Trump in potential November matchups.
  • 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.
  • The Republican Party’s favorability rating has dropped sharply since December, while the Democratic Party’s favorability rating has held steady.
  • Most Californians and likely voters support extending Proposition 30 income taxes, increasing the tax on cigarettes, and legalizing marijuana.


Political Landscape Population Statewide Survey