Poll: Half of Surveyed Voters Support Brown’s Pension Plan
Fifty-one percent of surveyed voters think Gov. Jerry Brown's (D) 12-point pension reform plan "strikes about the right balance," according to a new Field Poll. Brown's pension proposal, which he released in October, would increase how much workers pay toward their retirement and health care costs and implement a "hybrid" pension system that combines a traditional pension with a 401(k)-style account. According to the poll, 64% of voters said any pension adjustments should apply to current and newly hired employees. The poll interviewed 515 registered voters from Nov. 15 to Nov. 27 and has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 4.4 percentage points.
- "POLL: Governor's Pension Plan Strikes 'Right Balance'" (Miller, Riverside Press-Enterprise, 12/6).
- "California Voters Give Edge to Jerry Brown's Public Pension Overhaul" (Ortiz, Sacramento Bee, 12/7).
- "Voters Warm to Jerry Brown's Pension Plan, Poll Finds" (Riccardi, "PolitiCal," Los Angeles Times, 12/7).
- "Poll: Majority Support Brown's Pension Reform" (AP/San Francisco Chronicle, 12/7).