California May 19 2009 Special Election,  Polling

Poll Watch: All California Budget Propositions Likely to Lose May 19

So says the latest Field Poll.

  • Prop. 1A (Rainy Day Budget Stabilization Fund)

This proposition, which would establish a “rainy day” budget reserve and limit state spending, is
trailing by nine points – 49% No, 40% Yes and 11% undecided.

  • Prop. 1B (Education Funding)

Prop. 1B, the measure that would provide supplemental funding to local schools and community
colleges, is also behind by nine points – 49% No vs. 40% Yes, with 11% undecided.

  • Prop. 1C (Lottery Modernization)

The measure receiving the least support is Prop. 1C. It calls for modernizing the state lottery and
borrowing against its future proceeds. Likely voters are opposing it 59% to 32%.

  • Prop. 1D (Children’s Services Funding)

This measure would transfer early childhood development monies out of the California Children and
Families Program to the state general fund. Voters divide 49% No, 40% Yes, with 11% undecided.

  • Prop. 1E (Mental Health Funding)

Prop. 1E would temporarily transfer funds currently allocated to mental health programs under the
Mental Health Services Act to the state general fund. Currently 51% are voting No and 40% Yes.

No big surprise here.

But, Governor Schwarzenegger and the Democrat dominated California Legislature will have to make up the budget shortfalls that result from these electral decisions.

Will there be another attempt to run around the Proposition 13 restriction to pass tax increases by a 2/3’rds vote of the Legislature?

Stay tuned……

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