If Proposition 8 were put back on the ballot today in California it would be defeated easily. A new Field Poll finds that there has been a significant shift in public opinion about same-sex marriage over the past four years. The poll found California voters now support marriage equality by a two-to-one margin.
|By: Jon Walker Friday March 1, 2013 3:54 pm|
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday February 27, 2013 11:40 am|
The people of California are ready to follow the example set by Colorado and Washington State. A new Field Poll found that a majority of voters in the state now support legalizing the sale of marijuana, with age and other controls like those applicable to alcohol.
|By: Jon Walker Friday July 6, 2012 1:14 pm|
President Obama holds an incredible 18 point lead over Mitt Romney in California, according to the newest Field Poll of the state.
|By: Jon Walker Friday April 27, 2012 3:15 pm|
There is a good possibility voters in California will get a chance to reform their 1994 “three strikes” law this November. Supporters of the ballot initiative to reform the law claim they turned in signatures well in excess of the 500,000 required by state law to qualify for the ballot.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday April 24, 2012 12:00 pm|
The SAFE California Campaign has managed to qualify for the November ballot an initiative that would abolish the death penalty and replace it with life without the possibility of parole. Polling indicates the campaign will have a bit of an up hill fight in convincing voters to abolish the death penalty. A poll by SurveyUSA from last month found that 61% of registered voters in California would vote to keep the death penalty, but initiative backers hope to convince voters the move would save millions in state costs.
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday February 1, 2012 9:00 am|
A new poll found that 62 percent of likely California voters would support a ballot initiative to regulate marijuana like wine. This is the highest level of support I’ve seen in any poll of California about the issue of marijuana legalization.
|By: Jon Walker Friday December 2, 2011 7:59 am|
Despite the fact the California voters are not overflowing with confidence in President Obama’s abilities, in the potential general election match-ups Obama would still easily defeat Mitt Romney or Newt Gingrich according to a new Field poll. While this isn’t a surprising result I think the partisan crosstabs on the poll are extremely telling.
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday September 14, 2011 7:09 pm|
The drop in approval for Obama came mostly from Democrats as well as those who don’t identify with the two major parties, mainly because Obama’s job approval ratings among Republicans were all ready so low there wasn’t much room for it to fdrop lower. In the past few months Obama’s job approval number among Democrats dropped by 10 points from 79 percent in June to 69 percent now. The erosion in support among “non-partisans/others” was even greater, dropping 13 points, from 58 percent in June to only 45 percent now.
|By: Jon Walker Monday November 1, 2010 1:50 pm|
Proposition 19, which would legalize and regulate production and distribution of marijuana in California, is trailing slightly in the two most recent polls from Field and PPP. While the polling is still relatively close, this is not a good sign. For Prop 19 to pass, there will need to be a very large turnout among supporters and young voters who are not being included in the pollsters’ “likely voter” models.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday October 26, 2010 8:45 am|
Ballot measures tend to be much harder to accurately poll than partisan elections. Each initiative is a unique question with its own quirky set of parameters regarding which demographics and psychographics are most likely to support or oppose it. In comparison, all partisan elections between a Democrat and Republican are, at a core level, fairly similar.