USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times Poll   



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

USC Dornsife Press Releases

To read the USC Dornsife press release on the poll relating to U.S. Senators Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein click here.

To read the USC Dornsife press release on the poll relating to Propositions 45, 46, 47 and CA general election races, click here.

To read the USC Dornsife press release on the poll relating to the plastic grocery bag ban, click here.

To read the USC Dornsife press release on the poll relating to the Ebola virus, click here.
To read more about the Press Call taking place on Monday, November 3 click here. 

Los Angeles Times Poll Articles

To read the Los Angeles Times analysis of the poll relating to U.S. Senators Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein click here

To read the Los Angeles Times analysis of the poll relating to Governor Jerry Brown and CA ballot measures, click here.

To read the Los Angeles Times analysis of the poll relating to Propositions 45, 46 and 47 and CA general election races, click here.

To read the Los Angeles Times analysis of the poll relating to the plastic grocery bag ban, click here.
To read the Los Angeles Times analysis of the poll relating to the Ebola virus, click here.

USC Dornsife Videos

To watch the USC Dornsife video on the poll relating to CA general elections races, click here.

To watch the USC Dornsife video on the poll relating to Propositions 45, 46 and 47 click here.

To watch the USC Dornsife video on the poll relating to the plastic grocery bag ban click here.

 

To view the poll results, click here.

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    Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics Video  

 

 The mission of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics is to motivate students to become active in the world of politics and encourage public officials to participate in the daily life of USC. The following video features Executive Director Dan Schnur, friends and former staff, along with students who have applied their education through internships at every level of government -- from the White House, to the CA State Capitol and here locally at City Hall in Los Angeles.

 

Director's Corner

Independents Should Watch California’s Top-Two Primary

The New York Times
November 5, 2014

Like more than 20 percent of my fellow Californians, I am now classified as a No Party Preference voter, registered to vote but with no affiliation to any of the state’s political parties. I am for lower taxes and marriage equality. I am tough on crime and I am pro-choice. I believe that a pathway to citizenship is a necessary part of immigration reform and that student test scores are a critical component for teacher evaluations. I believe that shutting down the federal government over Obamacare is just as silly as ignoring our nation’s growing entitlement crisis.  Read more>


 Why Jerry Brown Is Unlikely to Run in 2016

The Wall Street Journal
November 5, 2014

When a governor in one of the country’s largest states is reelected by landslide margins, questions about that governor’s presidential prospects arise even before the polls close. But California’s Jerry Brown, who on Tuesday was given an unprecedented fourth term by Golden State voters, will almost certainly not be a candidate for the White House in 2016. The reasons have less to do with actuarial tables than with the nature of the national Democratic primary electorate. Read more>


The National Stakes in California’s School Superintendent Race

The Wall Street Journal
November 4, 2014

California’s election for state school superintendent could be the curtain-raiser on the country’s next great policy and political fight.

Tuesday night’s victory by incumbent Tom Torlakson is a major win for teachers unions and their allies: They will justifiably point to the outcome as a sign of their continued political strength even in the face of emboldened opposition.

Read more>


How Joni Ernst and Cory Gardner Point the GOP's Way for 2016

The Wall Street Journal
October 29, 2014

Mitch McConnell and John Boehner might disagree. But Joni Ernst and Cory Gardner are the two most important Republicans in America–even if most Americans don’t know who they are. Read more>


How the Ray Rice Scandal Could Factor Into the Midterms

The Wall Street Journal
October 8, 2014

Is it possible that the most important man in the 2014 midterm elections could turn out to be … Ray Rice?

Even a few months ago, it would have been difficult to imagine a scenario in which the former Baltimore Ravens running back/spousal abuser could have been a factor in this fall’s campaign season. But as Republican candidates look for ways to protect themselves against the “war on women” attack that Democrats have waged for most of this year, the issue of domestic violence has emerged as a critical component in the GOP defense. Read more>


Review: Henry Kissinger's 'World Order' is a timely warning

Los Angeles Times
September 5, 2014

In an age in which advances in technology, communications and transportation have dramatically shrunk the distance between cultures and countries, in a nation that became a global superpower by assuming a leadership role economically, diplomatically and militarily over most of the last century, isolationist forces at the extremes of both of our major political parties are pulling the United States away from its traditional role on the world stage. Read more>


For Better Politics, It's Time for Some Raging Moderates

Op-Ed, LA Times
July 11, 2014

Like more than 20% of my fellow Californians, I am now classified as a no-party-preference voter, registered to vote but with no affiliation to any of the state's polictical parties. Read more>


The Lesson of Indicted Politician's 341,000 Votes 

Opinion, San Francisco Chronicle 
June 10, 2014

When an accused arms dealer receives more than 300,000 votes in a campaign for statewide office, the most natural reaction for most of us is embarrassment. But here's an idea: We should build a statue to Leland Yee. Read more>


The Wrong Messenger, but the Right Message: Political Reform is Essential 

Viewpoint, Sacramento Bee
June 8, 2014

At the conclusion of the movie "The Untouchables," Eliot Ness reflects on his efforts to clean up corruption in Al Capone's Chicago: "I have become what I have beheld, and I am content that I have done right." Read more>


 

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