Poll: Californians Favor Cuts, Taxes To Balance Budget
Forty-two percent of likely California voters support a mix of taxes and spending cuts to balance the state's budget, while 41% support only spending reductions and 7% support raising taxes, according to a new survey from the Public Policy Institute of California. The survey also found that 13% of likely voters said health and human services is the program area they most want protected; the highest response was for primary and secondary education. Forty-nine percent of respondents said they favor higher taxes to support health and human services programs.
- "Poll: Voters Favor Mix of Cuts, Taxes" (Weintraub, HealthyCal, 5/19).