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PRESS CALL 9/28: 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) 398-9367
International: (612) 332-0634

WHAT:
A press call Friday, Sept. 28 at 10:30 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 Sept. 17-23, include voter opinion on November ballot initiatives, including Prop. 30, Prop. 37 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:

  • Do voters still support Gov. Brown's ballot initiative to temporarily raise sales tax and income tax on high earners? Does the opposition message on Prop. 30 work with voters?
  • Did Brown's changes to the public employee pension system resonate with voters and help build support for his tax initiative?
  • How do California voters feel about the costs of additional labeling and regulation of genetically modified foods? Do they support Prop. 37, which would require new labeling? How might the opposition side campaign against the initiative?
  • What are the chances for Molly Munger's ballot initiative, Prop. 38, which would raise income taxes on most Californians? What are the chances for Prop. 39, which would require multistate businesses to calculate their income taxes based on sales in California?

Additional results on Prop. 32, Prop. 34 and Prop. 36, including voter opinion on the death penalty and the "three-strikes" law, will be released over the weekend and not discussed on this call. 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 Friday, Sept. 28 at 10:30 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

 

WEB SITE: /poll
TWITTER: @usclatpoll

About the USC Dana and David 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 Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences: USC Dana and David 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.