Wednesday, April 29, 2009

May Ballot Propositions Are Not Polling Favorably

Propositions 1A-1F on the May 19 2009, Statewide Special Election Ballot are polling unfavorably according to a new poll released today.  Here are the highlights:

Prop. 1A (Rainy Day Budget Stabilization Fund)
This proposition, which would establish a “rainy day” budget reserve and limit state spending, is
trailing by nine points – 49% No, 40% Yes and 11% undecided.

Prop. 1B (Education Funding)
Prop. 1B, the measure that would provide supplemental funding to local schools and community
colleges, is also behind by nine points – 49% No vs. 40% Yes, with 11% undecided.

Prop. 1C (Lottery Modernization)
The measure receiving the least support is Prop. 1C. It calls for modernizing the state lottery andborrowing against its future proceeds. Likely voters are opposing it 59% to 32%.

Prop. 1D (Children’s Services Funding)
This measure would transfer early childhood development monies out of the California Children and Families Program to the state general fund. Voters divide 49% No, 40% Yes, with 11% undecided.

Prop. 1E (Mental Health Funding)
Prop. 1E would temporarily transfer funds currently allocated to mental health programs under the Mental Health Services Act to the state general fund. Currently 51% are voting No and 40% Yes.

Prop. 1F (Elected Officials Salaries)
This proposition, which would bar legislative and statewide constitutional officers from receiving payraises when the state is running a budget deficit, is overwhelmingly supported, 71% Yes to 24% No.

The poll can be found here.

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