Quick Read: Sexy Story — That Youth Carried Prop. 30 — Is a Myth
Questions are swirling around the accuracy of this year’s California exit poll. And now CalBuzz blogger (and former San Jose Mercury news political editor) Phil Trounstine questions just how much of a role the 18 to 29-year-olds played in the passage of Prop. 30.
There’s a popular myth now in circulation – a logical conclusion from the exit polls – that says young voters were the key to Jerry Brown’s Prop. 30 victory. Surely, Gov. Gandalf’s outreach to college students and parents with young children were important factors in Prop. 30’s success.
Lisa Aliferis is the founding editor of KQED's State of Health blog. Since 2011, she's been writing stories and editing them for the site. Before taking up blogging, she toiled for many years producing health stories for television, including Dateline NBC and San Francisco's CBS affiliate, KPIX-TV. She also wrote up a handy guide to the Affordable Care Act, especially for Californians. You can follow her on Twitter: @laliferisView all posts by Lisa Aliferis →