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Statewide Survey · September 2009

PPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and Their Government

Mark Baldassare, Jennifer Paluch, Dean Bonner, and Sonja Petek

Some findings of the current survey:

  • Californians favor a switch to open election primaries, but don-t like the idea of a part-time legislature.
  • They feel that Proposition 13 has mainly been good for the state, but a majority would approve a change to taxing commercial property at current value.
  • Sixty-seven percent expect bad financial times in the coming year.

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

Time Trends of Job Approval Ratings:
President Obama
Governor Schwarzenegger
California State Legislature
U.S. Congress
Senator Boxer
Senator Feinstein
Speaker Pelosi

Mood of Californians:
General Direction of Things in California
Economic Outlook for California

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

Topics

Political Landscape Statewide Survey
Public Policy Institute of California