PPIC: Love Initiative Process, No Love for Government
|Check out the Public Policy Institute of California's latest poll on the special election and its results.|
*60% of California voters considered the special election a bad idea.
*68% said things in California are generally going in the wrong direction.
*Only 17% of special election voters think they can trust elected officials to do what is right always or most the time.
*78% of the special election voters think that the state government is run by a few big interests rather than for the benefit of all of the people.
*Majorities disapprove of the governor’s performance in office (56%) and the job performance of the state legislature as well (66%).
*An overwhelming majority (76%) disapprove of the way that the two branches of government are working together in making public policy.
*Voters support the idea of limiting initiatives to November general ballots (53%), requiring the governor to have the approval of the legislature before calling special elections on initiatives (54%), increasing public disclosure of funding sources for initiative campaigns and signature-gathering efforts (85%), and requiring televised debates on initiative measures (77%).