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Poll: Californians Want Budget Say, But Disapprove Brown Plan

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California Governor Jerry Brown

California Governor Jerry Brown (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

SACRAMENTO (CBS / AP) — A new survey shows a strong majority of California voters want a say on the state budget but disagree with Gov. Jerry Brown’s tax proposal.

The survey released Wednesday by the Public Policy Institute of California indicates the public remains resistant to the Democratic governor’s plan to extend temporary increases to the sales, vehicle and personal income taxes.

The latest poll found 62 percent of likely voters approve of Brown’s revised budget proposal, which calls for a special election. But only 46 percent of likely voters support his tax plan.

Brown and lawmakers are trying to close the state’s remaining $9.6 billion deficit through June 2012.

The poll surveyed 2,005 adults from May 17-24 and contains a 3.6 percent margin of sampling error.

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