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Statewide Survey · October 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 leads Donald Trump by a wide margin in California, and half of likely voters are more enthusiastic about voting than usual.
  • In the US Senate race, Kamala Harris leads Loretta Sanchez by 22 points; a third of Republicans say they will not vote in this race.
  • Majorities favor measures to extend a tax on high incomes, increase cigarette taxes, and legalize marijuana, but the state school bond measure fails to garner majority support.
  • Slightly more than half of Californians have a favorable view of the Democratic Party; fewer than one in four view the Republican Party favorably.


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