Poll Finds Support for Prop. 30 Below 50% for First Time
Public support for Proposition 30 -- the November ballot tax hike measure that Gov. Jerry Brown (D) developed with supporters of the "Millionaires Tax" -- has fallen below 50% for the first time, to 48%, according to a new poll conducted by the Public Policy Institute of California. Forty-four percent of poll respondents said they oppose the measure. Brown attributed the poll results to low voter awareness and pledged to do "everything that's humanly possible" to inform voters.
- "Brown's Tax Plan Falls Below 50% in Poll" (Buchanan, San Francisco Chronicle, 10/24).
- "Gov. Jerry Brown's Tax Hike Measure Faltering" (Harmon, Contra Costa Times, 10/24).
- "Poll Shows Proposition 30 in a Virtual Tie; Brown Says 'Stakes are Serious'" (Herdt, Ventura County Star, 10/24).