Poll Shows Tobacco Tax Initiative In ‘Some Jeopardy’ After Relentless Ad Campaign
The results show that 53 percent plan on voting in favor of the measure, while 40 percent are against it. Seven percent remain undecided.
California Ballot Measures: Tobacco Tax Tight; Voters Favor Parole Reforms, Poll Finds
California voters favor reforming the state parole system, but are more closely divided about slapping a two-buck-a-pack tax on cigarettes, a new Field Poll shows. And voters also favor extending a tax on the wealthy that they first approved in 2012, the poll shows. The new poll shows what could be a softening of voters’ appetite for a new tobacco tax to fund health care and tobacco prevention efforts, as the deep-pocketed opposition rolls out a heavy ad campaign attacking the measure as a tax grab for special interests. (Peele, 9/26)