So says the latest Public Policy Institute of California poll on California May 19 Special Election Propositions.
Here are the numbers:
- Proposition 1A: 52 percent no, 35 percent yes
- Proposition 1B: 47 percent no, 40 percent yes
- Proposition 1C: 58 percent no, 32 percent yes
- Proposition 1D: 45 percent no, 43 percent yes
- Proposition 1E: 48 percent no, 41 percent yes
- Proposition 1F: 73 percent yes, 24 percent no
The full report is here (PDF).
There is no surprise here.
California voters do not trust RINO Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger who has reneged on his no or low tax pledges that swept him into office. And, voters do not trust the Democrat dominated Legislature who never met a tax they did not like and who have spent the state into bankruptcy.
Governor Schwarzenegger now enjoys a 34 per cent approval rating and the California Legislature fairs more poorly with a approval rating of 12 per cent.
You can see the out of touch California and Ventura County Democratic Party positions on the failing propositions here.
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Arnold Schwarzenegger before his political days smoking a joint
At least Arnold is consistent albeit wrong on the issue.
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said Tuesday it’s time for California to study whether to legalize and tax marijuana for recreational use, though he’s not yet advocating for such a change.
The governor was asked about a recent Field Poll showing that 56 percent of registered voters support legalizing and taxing marijuana to raise revenues for cash-strapped California. Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco, has proposed legislation that would legalize the drug for recreational use, rather than just medical purposes.
“Well, I think it’s not time for that, but I think it’s time for a debate,” Schwarzenegger said. “I think all of those ideas of creating extra revenues, I’m always for an open debate on it. And I think we ought to study very carefully what other countries are doing that have legalized marijuana and other drugs, what effect did it have on those countries?”
He said his native Austria is revisiting some of its marijuana laws, for instance. The Austrian Parliament last year authorized cultivation of medical marijuana.
“It could very well be that everyone is happy with that decision and then we could move to that,” Schwarzenegger said of other nations’ legalization policies. “If not, we shouldn’t do it. But just because of raising revenues … we have to be careful not to make mistakes at the same time.
Schwarzenegger previously has shown a casual attitude toward marijuana. He was filmed smoking a joint in the 1977 film, “Pumping Iron.” And he told the British version of GQ in 2007, “That is not a drug. It’s a leaf.” Spokesman Aaron McLear downplayed the governor’s comment as a joke at the time.
For all intents and purposes, medical marijuana has already legalized “POT” in California. It takes very little effort to get “legal” marijuana in this state.
All Arnold is interested in is to increase state revenues through marijuana taxes to bail out his disasterous overspending budgets.
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