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Poll: 85% of Calif. Republicans Would Leave Over 'Political Culture'

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By    |   Thursday, 03 October 2019 02:56 PM

Eighty-five percent of California conservatives recently surveyed said they have considered leaving The Golden State because of its "political culture" — and 77% would quit the state because of its high taxes.

By contrast, only 11% of registered Democrats in the survey by Institute of Governmental Studies at the University of California-Berkeley said they would leave because over the political climate, while 77% cited housing costs.

Known as the Berkeley IGS Poll, the results were released last week and tallied responses from 4,527 registered voters collected Sept. 13-8.

California, long a blue state, has 55 votes in the Electoral College — the most of any state in the nation. Those votes went to Democrat Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election.

Here are the Berkeley IGS Poll's results:

Are you considering leaving California?

Among Republicans:

  • Serious consideration: 40%
  • Some consideration: 31%
  • No consideration: 26%
  • Yes, but within California: 3%

Among Democrats:

  • No consideration: 48%
  • Some consideration: 24%
  • Serious consideration: 14%
  • Yes, but within California: 13%
  • If you are considering leaving California, why?

Among Republicans (top four answers):

  • Political culture: 85%
  • High taxes: 77%
  •  High housing costs: 63%
  • Overcrowding: 45%

Among Democrats:

  • High housing costs: 77%
  • High taxes: 36%
  • Overcrowding: 33%
  • Political culture: 11%

The Berkeley IGS poll has a margin of error of 2%.

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