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Statewide Survey · September 2018

PPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and Their Government

Mark Baldassare, Dean Bonner, Alyssa Dykman, and Lunna Lopes

This research was supported with funding from the James Irvine Foundation and the PPIC Donor Circle.

Key findings from the current survey:

  • A slim majority of likely voters oppose Proposition 6, which would repeal recently enacted increases in gas taxes and vehicle registration fees. Proposition 10-which would expand local authority to enact rent control-is also trailing.
  • In the governor’s race, Gavin Newsom’s lead has narrowed but is still in the double digits. Similarly, Dianne Feinstein’s double-digit lead over Kevin de Le-n in the US Senate race is smaller than it was in July.
  • A majority of California likely voters favor Democratic candidates in US House races; half say this election is more important to them than past midterms.

The PPIC Statewide Survey delivers objective, advocacy-free information on the perceptions, opinions, and public policy preferences of California residents. PPIC invites input, comments, and suggestions from policy and public opinion experts and from its own advisory committee, but survey methods, questions, and content are determined solely by the PPIC survey team. The PPIC Statewide Survey relies on-a rigorous survey methodology-and is a charter member of the American Association for Public Opinion Research Transparency Initiative. The survey is conducted regularly throughout the year in the key areas of government, the environment, K-12 education, and higher education.


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