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Brown's Tax Is Ahead, But Why Not By More?

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A brand new statewide poll shows Governor Jerry Brown’s temporary tax increase initiative slightly ahead with voters. And that’s no doubt a good thing if you’re the governor. But a more interesting question, it seems, is why isn’t it ahead … Continue reading »


California's Political Purple Reign

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For years, we’ve talked about how the national color coded shorthand for California politics is overly simplistic. Yes, the state may be “blue” in total votes cast in some races — presidential, most notably — but the real color palette … Continue reading »


If Not For Schools, Would Brown's Tax Hike Be A Dud?

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Governor Jerry Brown will no doubt love the headline out of the brand new statewide public poll: 68% of likely voters say they support his November initiative to raise taxes and earmark the money for public schools. But dig deeper … Continue reading »


Brown May Have Found Tax Sweet Spot, Says Poll

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A new statewide poll suggests Governor Jerry Brown may very well start out his initiative campaign to raise taxes with a bit of a tailwind, though it offers clues on how that breeze could still switch directions. First, the headline … Continue reading »


Don't Cut Higher Ed. And Don't Ask Me to Pay More!

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Say what you will about Californians, but when it comes to their desires and demands about government services, they are consistently inconsistent. A newly released statewide poll shows that while large majorities of residents are angry… even downright depressed… about … Continue reading »


Let Us Vote, Watch Us Say 'No'

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Public opinion polling isn’t always predictive of an electoral outcome. And no one is probably hoping that’s true more at this point than Governor Jerry Brown. A brand new statewide poll offers virtually no change from previous surveys this year… … Continue reading »


Will School Funding Help Brown Sell Budget?

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For months, Governor Jerry Brown’s political strategy to get his cut-and-tax budget plan approved has been to make public schools the poster child for what would happen without additional tax dollars. A new poll suggests that while the strategy has … Continue reading »


Podcast: Hard Surfaces

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Governor Jerry Brown’s quip about his office setup for meetings with legislators and others — a picnic-like table and bench seating that he says keeps everyone from getting too comfortable — may be the perfect metaphor for the times. After … Continue reading »


Voters Want Brown's Special Election, Says Poll

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For a new governor facing a mammoth state budget shortfall, a stubborn recession, and a polarized political world, Jerry Brown could probably use the good news that a brand new statewide poll offers. The poll, just released, shows strong support … Continue reading »


Voters More Diverse... and Confused... Than Ever

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In politics, there’s often a danger in relying too much on conventional wisdom. And a just released statewide poll on the November election confirms that danger, as it seems California’s electorate is starting to look and act differently than expected. … Continue reading »