Slide in Polls for California Tax Measure May Have Halted

Thursday, 01 Nov 2012 09:08 AM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

Results of a Field Poll survey released on Thursday suggest support for California Governor Jerry Brown's tax measure on next week's ballot has stabilized at 48 percent of likely voters after slipping from 51 percent in September.

Field Poll director Mark DiCamillo said his firm conducted the survey last month over two weeks and found the level of support for the measure did not change over that period following its drop from September.

At the same time, opposition to the measure has yet to exceed 38 percent, while 14 percent of voters were undecided, compared with 13 percent in September.

"The poll on the whole is pretty good news for the governor," said DiCamillo. "The 'no' campaign doesn't seem to be gathering any steam."

Other recent polls have found support for Brown's measure, known as Proposition 30, below but close to 50 percent. Its support has eroded from above 50 percent as opponents intensified their campaigns.

Proposition 30 would increase California's sales tax and income tax rates on wealthy taxpayers to raise revenue to prevent spending cuts to education programs in the near term and bolster the state's budget in coming years.

A rival measure, Proposition 38, would increase personal income tax rates on all but the poorest Californians to raise money for school spending, early childhood programs and to repay state debt.

The latest Field Poll survey found 34 percent of likely voters in favor of Proposition 38, 49 percent opposed and 17 percent undecided.

In September, 41 percent of likely voters supported the measure, 44 percent opposed it and 15 percent were undecided.

© 2014 Thomson/Reuters. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Washington Museum Won't Give up Guns After All

Saturday, 22 Nov 2014 20:47 PM

A small museum in northwestern Washington state says it won't be removing all of the weapons from its World War II exhib . . .

State Senator Protesting Ferguson a Victim of Attempted Carjacking

Saturday, 22 Nov 2014 19:56 PM

A Missouri state senator and gun-control advocate who has protested police actions in Ferguson surrounding the Michael B . . .

FBI Arrests 2 Would-be Ferguson Bomb Suspects

Saturday, 22 Nov 2014 18:05 PM

Two men suspected of buying explosives they planned to detonate during protests in Ferguson, Missouri, once a grand jury . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved