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  • National NAACP bucks CA chapter, backs tobacco tax initiative
  • NAACP's Huffman assailed for tobacco, telecom payments
  • Schwarzenegger targets the 'ElimiDate Voter'
  • Legislators tap Sacramento interests for campaign cash
  • New York developer's eminent-domain crusade comes to California
  • Schwarzenegger's election-year olive branches
  • Dems, Gov. tapped same spots for campaign cash
  • Schwarzenegger has a special interest in Capitol-area money
  • Schwarzenegger's million-dollar woman
  • The kings and queens of the California political quotation
  • All about Phil: Angelides is strategist in own campaign
  • "Women of the year" married to men of Legislature
  • With new law, chase for campaign cash becomes family affair
  • High school student gives governor $44,600
  • Going to interview with CTA? Be sure to look into the camera
  • David Crane: Arnold's other Democratic adviser
  • The rise of the blogs: How the GOP uses the Web to organize

  • 1A: 76.9-23.1
    1B: 61.3-38.7
    1C: 57.4-42.6
    1D: 56.6-43.4
    1E: 64-36
    83: 70.6-29.4
    84: 53.7-46.3
    85: 45.9-54.1
    86: 48-52
    87: 45.2-54.8
    88: 23-77
    89: 25.5-74.5
    90: 47.6-52.4

    U.S. Sen.
    Feinstein 59.7
    Mountjoy 34.9
    Schwarzenegger 55.8
    Angelides 39.2
    Lt. Gov
    Garamendi 49.5
    McClintock 44.9
    Atty. Gen.
    Brown 56.7
    Poochigian 37.9
    Sec. of state
    Bowen 48.5
    McPherson 44.7
    Lockyer 54.8
    Parrish 37
    Chiang 50.9
    Strickland 40.1
    Insur. Comm.
    Poizner 50.7
    Bustamante 38.9

    For complete election results click here.

    Angelides 48.2
    Westly 43.1
    Lt. Gov
    Garamendi 42.9
    Speier 39.3
    Figueroa 17.8
    Atty. Gen.
    Brown 63.2
    Delgadillo 36.8
    Sec. of state
    Bowen 61.1
    Ortiz 38.9
    Parrish 56.4
    Richman 43.6
    Democratic primary
    Chiang 53.4
    Dunn 46.6
    Republican primary
    Strickland 40.9
    Maldonado 36.9
    Insur. Comm.
    Bustamante 70.5
    Kraft 29.5
    Supt. of Schools
    O'Connell 52.5, avoids run-off

    For complete election results click here.

    73: 47.4-52.6
    74: 45-55
    75: 46.6-53.4
    76: 38-62
    77: 40.5-59.5
    78: 41.5-58.5
    79: 38.9-61.1
    80: 34.3-65.7

    For complete election results click here.

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    Tuesday, October 04, 2005

    New Poll, New Spin

    The governor's campaign team is gleefully circulated a new poll, sponsored by two TV stations, KPIX and KABC, and conducted by SurveyUSA.

    The results:
    Prop. 74
    55% Yes
    44% No
    2% Undecided

    Prop. 75
    60% Yes
    37% No
    3% Undecided

    Prop. 76
    58% Yes
    36% No
    6% Undecided

    Prop. 77
    59% Yes
    36% No
    5% Undecided

    But as Anthony York points out in The Roundup, the questions skew in Schwarzenegger's favor:

    The governor's team is pushing a poll from Survey USA which shows all of the governor's initiatives leading. Maybe that's because the questions asked sound like they're read off the governor's own talking points. Here's an example:

    "Proposition 76 limits growth in state spending so that it does not exceed recent growth in state revenues. If the special election were today, would you vote Yes on Proposition 76?"

    Somehow, we think CTA may provide some additional commentary on Prop. 76 before all this is over.

    Comments on "New Poll, New Spin"


    Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:58 AM) : 

    I've been a CA State Employee and a union member for 28 years. Prop. 75 is Arnold's attempt to silence our voice and then steal our retirement funds in 2006. His earlier attempt failed because he forgot about the families of fallen Firefighters and Police Officers.

    The people who work for the State of CA are NOT the problem. Our low monthly salaries did not create this mess. Don't let Govenator steal the retirement's of dedicated men and women who serve the people. Arnold is just serving himself.


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