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.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday September 23, 2010 8:40 am|
Support for Prop 19 has remained remarkably steady for a ballot measure. This recent poll is in fact a statistically insignificant change from three weeks ago when SurveyUSA last polled the question and found it at 47 percent yes, 43 percent no, and barely changed from July when the ballot measure was leading 50 percent yes, 40 percent no.
The big question that Prop 19′s success or failure hangs on is probably whether having marijuana legalization on the ballot causes the young voters that overwhelmingly support it to turn out in higher numbers, like the levels seen for a presidential election. High youth turnout could be the difference between a 49-51 loss and a 51-49 victory. The evidence from PPP polling is that Prop 19 is likely having some measurable effect on increased enthusiasm among younger voters.
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday September 22, 2010 12:17 pm|
The ballot initiative Proposition 19, which would legalize, tax and regulate marijuana in California, still leads by nine points in the latest poll from PPP.
|By: Jon Walker Sunday September 19, 2010 8:12 am|
It looks like the chances of Democrats taking this open Republicans Senate seat in Ohio are steadily slipping away.
|By: Jon Walker Sunday September 5, 2010 5:00 pm|
Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman has taken a seven point lead over Democrat Jerry Brown, according to the new SurveyUSA poll of the race. The poll also found the Senate race to be extremely close. Incumbent Democrat Barbara Boxer trails Republican Carly Fiorina by just two points, with in the polls 4.2 percent margin of error.
|By: Jon Walker Friday September 3, 2010 9:00 am|
The latest SurveyUSA poll suggests very strong youth turnout could make the different between a narrow two percentage point loss for Prop 19 and a narrow two-point victory for Prop 19.
|By: Jon Walker Saturday August 14, 2010 7:53 am|
The latest SurveyUSA poll of California found Republican Meg Whitman with a single-point lead over Democrat Jerry Brown in the race for governor, and incumbent Democratic Senator Barbara Boxer trailing Carly Fiorina in her re-election bid.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday August 12, 2010 2:45 pm|
With most voters having already made up their minds about how they plan to vote on Prop 19, and with only about 50% certain to vote yes as of today, it looks like the initiative’s success or failure will come down to turnout.
|By: Jon Walker Monday August 9, 2010 1:35 pm|
Maintaining the current marijuana policy is in fact an extreme minority position in the state. Only a third of voters supports strictly enforcing the current laws against marijuana or passing even tougher laws.
|By: Jon Walker Monday August 2, 2010 9:42 am|
A new poll shows challenger Andrew Romanoff pulling ahead for the first time over appointed Democratic Colorado Senator Michael Bennet, who has held the lead for most of the campaign. In the Republican Senate primary, Establishment choice, former Lt. Gov. Jane Norton, is still trailing Tea Party favorite Ken Buck.