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Poll Finds Support For California Tax Extensions Fading

Only a slim majority of likely California voters now support a special election on tax extensions to close the state’s budget deficit, according to a poll released Wednesday.


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Some California Fish Species On Verge Of Extinction

The failing health of many aquatic ecosystems in California has pushed some fish species to the brink of extinction, according to a new report from a team of experts.


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Study: Jobs, Not Housing, Near Public Transit Reduces Traffic

A new study shows jobs near public transit is more effective than housing near public transit, when it comes to getting drivers out of their cars.



Survey Finds Wealthier Californians Say They’re Happier, Healthier

The saying goes that money can’t buy happiness, but the percentage of Californians who consider themselves very happy rises according to income level.


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Poll Finds California Voters Support More Taxes For Schools

A majority of California voters agree with Gov. Jerry Brown’s approach to closing the state’s $25.4 billion budget deficit over the next year and a half, including his plan to hold a special election to extend temporary sales, vehicle and income taxes.

CBS San Francisco–01/26/2011


Governor’s Race, Marijuana Vote Drove Higher Voter Turnout

California’s governor race and the push to legalize marijuana drew voters to the polls in numbers in unexpectedly high numbers, according to a new survey.



Poll Finds Brown Expanding Lead, Senate Race Tightening

Buoyed by a surge in support from women and Latinos, Democrat Jerry Brown has taken a lead in the California governor’s race, while the race between incumbent U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer and GOP challenger Carly Fiorina has tightened, according to a new poll.

CBS San Francisco–10/20/2010

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Poll: Support For Legalizing Pot In California Sags

Support for California’s ballot measure to legalize marijuana has fallen behind in a new poll of likely voters two weeks before the Nov. 2 election.

CBS San Francisco–10/20/2010

Latest Poll: Gubernatorial, Senate Races Remain Close

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) _ A new poll shows Californians are split between the Democratic and Republican candidates in the contests for governor and U.S. Senate. And a large number of voters are still undecided in […]