Propositions, Measures, and Ballot Initiatives Hard to Poll Accurately

By: 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.


Hard to Get Higher: Prop 19 Has Unprecedented Awareness Among Young CA Voters

By: Wednesday September 29, 2010 12:35 pm

Voters in California have heard or seen something about Proposition 19 at levels almost unheard of for any other ballot measure anywhere in the country. Among young voters, awareness of Prop 19, which would legalize, tax and regulate marijuana, is at an unprecedented (and almost impossible to believe) 94 percent.

Prop 23: CA Voters Set to Reject Big Oil’s Attempt to Suspend Climate Change Law

By: Tuesday September 28, 2010 8:16 am

With real energy reform and/or climate change legislation completely stalled on Capitol Hill, the fight for environmentalists is in the states. One of the most important fights for the environmental movement right now is against big oil’s Proposition 23, which would cripple California’s landmark greenhouse gas legislation.

Support For Prop 19 Climbs Significantly, Time to Get Out the Younger Vote

By: Sunday September 26, 2010 1:30 pm

Support for California Proposition 19, which would legalize, regulate and tax marijuana, increased significantly in the latest Field Poll (PDF). Yes on Prop 19 is now winning 49% compared to 42% against.

CA Sen: More Polling Shows Boxer Pulling Away

By: Friday September 24, 2010 4:30 pm

The good news keeps coming for incumbent Democratic Senator Barbara Boxer. The latest Field Poll of likely voters has her leading Carly Fiorina by six points.

CA Gov and Sen: Brown and Boxer Move into Lead

By: Thursday September 23, 2010 7:00 pm

Throughout this cycle, SurveyUSA’s polling in California has been slightly less favorable for Democrats, but the most recent poll for CBS 5 shows clear movement in favor of Gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown and incumbent Sen. Barbara Boxer. Both Democrats now lead in their respective races.

Yes on Prop 19 Winning 52%-36%; Majority Supports Legalizing Marijuana

By: Monday July 26, 2010 7:15 pm

Proposition 19, which would legalize, tax and regulate marijuana for adults over 21 years old, is currently winning by a wide margin among California voters according to a new PPP poll. The measure is supported by 52% of voters while opposed by only 36%.

In addition, there is more good news about support for marijuana legalization from Rasmussen Reports. For the first time, their poll of all American adults has a plurality supporting legalization: 43% think marijuana should be legalized while 42% think it should remain illegal. That is a significant improvement from a similar Rasmussen poll just a little over a year ago, which found 41% supporting legalization and 49% opposed. It is possible that Prop 19, by bringing the debate to the forefront, is starting to noticeably move national opinions by forcing people to take some time to actually think about the issue.

CA Prop 19: Legal, Regulated Marijuana Favored 50%-40% in New Poll

By: Tuesday July 13, 2010 8:05 am

California’s Proposition 19, which will legalize, regulate and tax marijuana, is currently winning, 50 percent yes to 40 percent no, according to a new SurveyUSA poll of likely voters sponsored by CBS 5 KPIX-TV.

CA Props: Marijuana Legalization Losing Narrowly, Anti-Gridlock Measure Winning with Voters

By: Saturday July 10, 2010 12:45 pm

Californians want to fight it out on marijuana legalization, ease up on budgeting procedure and stay strong on resisting climate change, according to Field Poll (PDF) results on some of the state’s ballot initiatives. Field surveyed on four of the 10 Propositions that will be on the ballot this November. Let’s take a look at the poll’s results.

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