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PRESS CALL 10/25: Latest results of USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times Poll on Calif. Ballot Initiatives

HOW: Call-in spots are limited. To reserve a spot for the phone conference, RSVP to Suzanne Wu at suzanne.wu@usc.edu or (213) 740-0252.

Call-in numbers:
United States: (800) 230-1085
International: (612) 234-9959

WHAT: A press call Thursday, Oct. 25 at 11:00 a.m. PT to discuss the latest findings from the USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times Poll.

Results from the largest statewide survey of registered voters, conducted Oct. 15-21, on Prop. 30, Prop. 32 and Prop. 38.

Panelists include political analysts from the Unruh Institute of Politics at USC and representatives from polling firms Greenberg Quinlan Rosner and American Viewpoint.

Results include:

  • Has support for Gov. Brown's ballot initiative continued to erode? What argument will he need to make and what voter groups will he need to target the next few weeks to pass Prop. 30, which would temporarily raise the state sales tax and income tax on high earners in order to fund public education and public safety?
  • Are Brown's approval numbers a boost or liability for his ballot proposition?
  • Has the spending push for Molly Munger's ballot initiative, Prop. 38, improved its chances? How will Prop. 38 affect Prop. 30?
  • How do voters feel about Prop. 32, which would ban corporate and union contributions through payroll deductions?

Additional results on Props. 34, 36, 37, including voter opinion on labelling genetically modified food, the death penalty and the "three-strikes" law, will be released this week and not discussed on this call. Other results also include President Obama's approval ratings in California and Senator Dianne Feinstein's bid for reelection.

As additional results become available, poll director Dan Schnur will be available to discuss on an individual basis. To request an interview, contact suzanne.wu@usc.edu.

For more information about the USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times Poll, including past results and methodology, visit /poll.

WHEN: Phone conference Thursday, Oct. 25 at 11:00 a.m. PT

WHO: Panelists include:

  • Dan Schnur, director of USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times Poll and director of the Unruh Institute of Politics at USC
  • Representatives from polling firms Greenberg Quinlan Rosner and American Viewpoint

WEBSITE: /poll
TWITTER: @usclatpoll

About the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences/Los Angeles Times Poll: The USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times Poll is a series of statewide public opinion polls in California, designed to survey voter attitudes on a wide range of political, policy, social and cultural issues.

Conducted at regular intervals throughout the year, the USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times Poll is one of the largest polls of registered voters in the state and has been widely cited, helping to inform the public and to encourage discourse on key political and policy issues.

About USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences: USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences is the heart of the university. The largest, oldest and most diverse of USC's 19 schools, USC Dornsife is composed of more than 30 academic departments and dozens of research centers and institutes. USC Dornsife is home to approximately 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students and more than 750 faculty members with expertise across the humanities, social sciences and sciences.

About the Los Angeles Times: The Los Angeles Times is the largest metropolitan daily newspaper in the country, with a daily readership of 2 million and 3 million on Sunday, and a combined print and interactive local weekly audience of 4.5 million. The fast-growing latimes.com draws over 10 million unique visitors monthly.