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Statewide Survey · September 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 most likely voters are very interested in the upcoming presidential debates.
  • In the US Senate race, Kamala Harris leads Loretta Sanchez by 7 points; many Californians remain undecided or say they will not vote in this race.
  • Just under half of likely voters support the state school bond ballot measure, while majorities favor measures to increase cigarette taxes, extend a tax on high incomes, and legalize marijuana.
  • Most Californians oppose building a wall along the border with Mexico, and most say there should be a way for undocumented immigrants to stay legally. Clinton and Trump supporters are split on these issues.


Topics

Political Landscape Statewide Survey
Public Policy Institute of California