Podcast: From Poems to Polls

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Governor Jerry Brown sent out a favorite poem this week along with his official proclamation of Arbor Day in California. If only this complicated election season in which he will play a major role could be described as elegantly...

Instead, this week's Capital Notes Podcast focuses on a raft of public and private polling swirling around the upcoming election on the issue of new taxes.

I'm joined by Marisa Lagos of the San Francisco Chronicle and Anthony York of the Los Angeles Times in an examination of the data itself and the larger narrative both Brown and his rivals are trying to write about who's tax is the right one and why.

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About John Myers

John Myers is senior editor of KQED's new multimedia California Politics & Government Desk.  He has covered California politics for most of the past two decades -- serving previously as Sacramento bureau chief for KQED News and, most recently, as political editor for KXTV News10 (ABC) in Sacramento. He moderated the only gubernatorial debate of 2014, and was named one of the nation's top statehouse reporters by The Washington Post. Follow him on Twitter @johnmyers.

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