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  • 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
    Gov.
    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
    Treasurer
    Lockyer 54.8
    Parrish 37
    Controller
    Chiang 50.9
    Strickland 40.1
    Insur. Comm.
    Poizner 50.7
    Bustamante 38.9

    For complete election results click here.


    Gov.
    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
    Treasurer
    Parrish 56.4
    Richman 43.6
    Controller
    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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    Wednesday, March 22, 2006

    Field Poll: Opinions on gay marrage, service in military

    The Field Poll has a new survey out about the opinions of Californians on gay marriage and service in the military.

    In 1997 45% of adults described homosexual relations as always wrong and 38% said they were not wrong at all. In the current survey, the proportion saying such relations are always wrong has declined to 32%, while those who feel they are not wrong at all has grown to 43%.

    The Chronicle has a breakdown.

    Attitudes on same-sex marriage also have changed, with 51 percent of Californians opposing same-sex marriage in the February poll and 43 percent approving of it, in contrast with 56 percent disapproval and 38 percent approval in 1997.

    When those polled were given the option of civil unions, they split evenly among the three offered categories, though: 32 percent favor marriage, 32 percent favor civil unions and 32 percent neither.


    Check out a handy Chronicle graph for the best breakdown.

    Comments on "Field Poll: Opinions on gay marrage, service in military"

     

    Anonymous KATHY said ... (7:10 PM) : 

    I THINK GAY MARRAGE DESERVE A CHANCE IN LIFE....THEY HAVE THE SAME RIGHTS AS OTHERS IN THE WORLD...I BELIEVE THEY MAKE THERE OWN CHOICE WHETHER THEY ARE GAY OR STRAIGHT.....

     

    Anonymous JOJO said ... (7:13 PM) : 

    WELL KATHY .......I THINK U ARE WRONG ......GOD CHOOSES ARE RIGHTS......U ARE WRONG AND GOD IS RIGHT.....

     

    Anonymous JENNY said ... (7:14 PM) : 

    HI MOM!!!!!!!

     

    Anonymous CINDROME said ... (7:19 PM) : 

    HELLO ...I JUST WANTED TO SAY THAT I.....CINDY .AND I SUGGEST THAT PEOPLE SAY AND DO THEIR OWN RIGHTS IN THE CIVIL MARRIAGE.....I AM FOR IT ON GAY RELATIONSHIPS.......

     

    Anonymous sam-me said ... (6:05 PM) : 

    ARE you GOD did'nt think so, who are you to judge people. whats right and wrong is not up to you, people can love anyone they want too. god will judge in the end!!

     

    Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:23 AM) : 

    god??HALF OF U DAM AMERICANS DONT GIVE A SHIT ABOUT GOD!!!!

     

    Blogger stone said ... (7:21 PM) : 

    I have thought Long and hard and read article from both sides of the pendulum when you look at the middle Male and female are the only compatible for union the is a law of opposites although same sex can form relation ship men and women are wired different. If all Homosexuals (both men and women) were to couple up there ideology would be come extinct for they can not procreate without the opposite sex hence leaving them to recruit, persuade, or convince someone that they are homosexual. Animals that supposedly are homosexual in nature are only displaying dominance over the other animal. Even though there are quote unquote good outcome in other countries that have legalized same sex marriage we are not there we really do not know what is going on. I took a poll of 5 men all never divorced even though 4 have never been married that is still 100% of men in the room that have never been divorced of those polled. Polls can be made so that they can show the argument in the favor of those doing the polling. Polls are an inconsistent and inaccurate means to gather information to establish them as fact. Therefore I think that legislation of this magnitude should be put on a ballot left to the multitude people to vote.

     

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