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Public Policy Institute of California

Jerry Brown Campaign Appearance

Poll Finds Strong Majorities Approve Gov. Brown, Budget Plan

A poll released Wednesday by the Public Policy Institute of California says strong majorities of likely voters approve of Gov. Jerry Brown’s overall handling of the job and of the budget proposal he released earlier this month.

01/29/2014

A car drives in the carpool lane (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Survey Finds Most California Commuters Drive Solo

Even without a transportation strike, about half of Bay Area commuters drive solo to work every day, according to a new survey out Thursday which shows that overall two-thirds of Californians drive to work alone.

08/01/2013

Students walk to class at UC Berkeley (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Report Finds College Still A Good Investment For Californians

Despite rising tuition and growing student loan debt, college is still a good investment.

06/04/2013

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

Poll Finds Most Californians Favor Saving Budget Surplus

Most Californians favor paying down the state’s debts and building a reserve over additional spending for social services, according to a poll released Wednesday that provides a boost for Gov. Jerry Brown’s budget plan.

05/29/2013

UC President Mark Yudof (lanl.gov)

Outgoing UC President Yudof Optimistic Despite Challenges

Outgoing University of California President Mark Yudof, while saying he is optimistic, told a San Francisco audience Tuesday that the university faces several challenges, and funding isn’t the only one.

05/07/2013

California State Capitol in Sacramento (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Poll Finds Californians Upbeat Over Future, Budget Plan

A new poll finds that Californians are more optimistic about the future of the state than at any time since before the recession.

01/31/2013

The floor of the California Assembly during a recent session. (Getty Images/Justin Sullivan)

Changes To California’s Election System Produced More Competitive Races, Record Turnover

For the first time, California had an open primary system in which the top two candidates, regardless of party, advanced to November. And they ran in districts drawn by a nonpartisan commission instead of by lawmakers protecting their own safe seats.

11/09/2012

Gov. Jerry Brown

Gov. Brown Ratchets Up Prop. 30 Campaign As Support Slips

California Gov. Jerry Brown is intensifying his campaign to pass Proposition 30, which has fallen below 50 percent support for the first time according to the latest statewide poll.

10/25/2012

Gov. Jerry Brown

Support Slips For Gov. Brown’s Tax Measure, But Voters Oppose Cuts

A new poll by the Public Policy Institute of California finds support is slipping for Gov. Jerry Brown’s November tax initiative.

10/24/2012

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

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