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Opinion: Presidential Poll Trolling

Though the polls give political junkies a rush – and can put them on a natural high for a time or sink them into the bowels of depression – they mean absolutely nothing on Election Day. The poll taken on Election Day at the nation’s polling booths is obviously the only one that counts.

09/21/2012

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Sentiment Growing To Repeal Death Penalty, 3-Strikes in California

Two aspects of California’s criminal justice system are on November’s ballot: the death penalty and three strikes law. Historically endorsed by overwhelming margins, public opinion appears to be shifting in favor of repealing both laws.

09/17/2012

Barack Obama, Mitt Romney

Latest CBS News Presidential Poll Results

With the parties’ conventions over and Election Day just weeks away, President Barack Obama has a three-point edge over Republican Mitt Romney among likely voters nationwide in the latest CBS News/New York Times poll.

09/14/2012

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Light Voter Turnout Predicted In Contra Costa County

Election Day is Tuesday. But, there likely won’t be too many people turning out to cast votes at the polls in Contra Costa County. That’s according to its Registrar of Voters.

06/04/2012

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CBS 5 Poll: Prop. 29 Tobacco Tax Way Too Close To Call

With five days remaining until the deadline for voting, Proposition 29 may pass narrowly or may not pass, according to a new KPIX-TV CBS 5 poll released Thursday.

05/31/2012

A vial of medical marijuana

Poll Finds Californians Favor Medicinal Pot Over Complete Legalization

A new poll shows 50 percent of California voters don’t want marijuana legalized for recreational use, along with overwhelming support for doctor-recommended use of pot for the severely ill.

05/31/2012

Gov. Jerry Brown

Poll Finds Slim Majority Favoring Gov. Brown Tax Hike

The Public Policy Institute of California survey found that 54 percent of likely voters are inclined to vote yes on the proposed tax hike, which has two months to qualify for the ballot, while 39 percent are opposed.

04/25/2012

Ross Mirkarimi

CBS 5 Poll: San Franciscans Tell Mirkarimi To Resign As Sheriff

A majority of San Franciscans believe Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi should resign from office following his guilty plea earlier this week to a charge of false imprisonment stemming from a domestic dispute with his wife, according to a new KPIX-TV CBS 5 poll.

03/14/2012

California Governor Jerry Brown. (Max Whittaker/Getty Images)

Poll Finds California Voters Support Brown’s Tax Plan

California voters overwhelmingly support Governor Jerry Brown’s call for higher taxes to help pay for education.

01/25/2012

Gov. Jerry Brown

Poll: Majority Of California Voters Support Brown Tax Plan

A poll shows a majority of likely voters support Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposal to increase taxes on the wealthy and raise the statewide sales tax to stave off education cuts.

12/12/2011

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