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USC Dornsife/LA Times Poll Press Releases


November 2015

Majority of Californians dissatisfied with economy (Nov. 9, 2015)

Californians see immigration as creating economic challenges, but believe American society is strengthened by their presence (Nov. 8, 2015)


October 2015

"Vision Poll" Reveals L.A. County Residents Want to Give Back but Need Direction (Oct. 7, 2015) 


September 2015

Trump and Clinton are leading presidential contenders among their parties in California (Sept. 13, 2015)

Calif. voters overwhelmingly say voting is important — despite consistently low turnout (Sept. 12, 2015)

Calif. voters increasingly squeezed by drought (Sept. 11, 2015)

PRESS CALL MONDAY: USC Dornsife/LA Times Poll on Calif. Drought, Presidential Candidates and Senate Race (Sept. 10, 2015)


April 2015

Most Californians say race relations are better in California than elsewhere in United States (April 13, 2015)

Californians split on whether testing has been a boon or bust for education (April 12, 2015)

Calif. voters reject tenure, seniority-based layoffs of public school teachers (April 11, 2015)

PRESS CALL Monday: USC Dornsife/LA Times Poll on Race Relations, Teacher Tenure and State of Schools (April 10, 2015)


February 2015

What’s the California Dream? Sunshine (March 1, 2015)

Californians side with Brown in UC tuition dispute (Feb. 28, 2015)

Kamala Harris has early lead in U.S. Senate contest (Feb. 27, 2015)

PRESS CALL Monday: USC Dornsife/LA Times Poll on UC Tuition Hikes, Senate Race and the State of the California Dream (Feb. 26, 2015)


October 2014

Californians say they want change but still approve of Sens. Boxer and Feinstein (Nov. 8, 2014)

Race for top education post in Calif. too close to call — Torlakson and Tuck in virtual dead heat (Nov. 2, 2014)

Californians strongly back plastic grocery bag ban (Nov. 1, 2014)

Most Californians not concerned about being exposed to Ebola (Oct. 31, 2014)

PRESS CALL Monday: USC Dornsife/LA Times Poll on Governor's Race, Ballot Propositions and Ebola Response (Oct. 31, 2014)


September 2014

Calif. voters split on whether children crossing border illegally should be allowed to stay (Sept. 15, 2014)

Support for Prop. 46 Drops Steeply as Voters Hear Initiative Details (Sept. 13, 2014)

Most Californians don’t feel mistreated by police, but believe others have been unfairly targeted (Sept. 13, 2014)

Jerry Brown Holds Large Lead in California Governor's Race (Sept. 12, 2014)

PRESS CALL 9/15: Results from USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times Poll on Governor race, Proposition 46, Youth immigrants and Police relations (Sept. 11, 2014)


May/June 2014

CA voters see drought as major crisis — but with little effect on daily lives (June 6, 2014)

USC Dornsife/LA Times Poll Accurately Calls Calif. Gubernatorial Primary Results (June 4, 2014)

In Race to Challenge Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown, Republican Contenders in Dead Heat (June 1, 2014)

Corruption in Sacramento is a “few bad apples,” not systemic breakdown, voters say (May 31, 2014)


November 2013

Support for Gov. Jerry Brown Climbs in Calif. (Nov. 11, 2013)

Calif. voters concerned about economic fallout of Affordable Care Act (Nov. 9, 2013)

Californians narrowly approve of new law granting driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants (Nov. 8, 2013)


September 2013

Calif. voters concerned about state water supply – until they see the cost (September 30, 2013)

Majority of Californians Want Do-Over on High-Speed Rail Vote (September 28, 2013)

Californians Willing to Fund Prisoner Rehabilitation to Reduce Overcrowding (September 27, 2013)


June 2013

Support for legalizing same-sex marriage in California continues to grow (June 10, 2013)

Californians favor reducing sentences for nonviolent offenders (June 9, 2013)

Californians oppose more fracking — but potential economic benefits open the door for support (June 7, 2013)

Voters choose quality over affordability at Calif. public universities (June 6, 2013)


March 2013

Across Age, Race and Political Party, Broad Support in CA for Immigration Plan That Includes Path to Citizenship (March 24, 2013)

Calif. Voters Not Supportive of New Taxes (March 23, 2013)

Californians Overwhelmingly Support Gun Control Measures (March 22, 2013)

PRESS CALL 3/25: Results from USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times Poll on Immigration, Gun Control and Public Education (March 21, 2013)

November 2012

Support from minorities and young voters helps push Prop. 30 to victory (Nov. 18, 2012)

Californians Support Change to Energy Policy with New Cap-and-Trade Program (Nov. 16, 2012)

Californians Divided on Pending Debt Reduction Talks Between Obama and Congress (Nov. 15, 2012)


October 2012

Californians support strong law and border enforcement on illegal immigration, but have a soft spot for DREAM-ers (Oct. 28, 2012)

Californians Far Less Pessimistic About the Country’s Future than a Year Ago (Oct. 27, 2012)

California Voters Closely Divided on Death Penalty Repeal (Oct. 26, 2012)

Support Slips for Ballot Measure to Require Labeling of Genetically Modified Foods (Oct. 25, 2012)

Support for Prop. 30 Drops Below 50 Percent (Oct. 25, 2012)

Press Call 10/25: Latest results of USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times Poll on Calif. Ballot Initiatives (Oct. 24, 2012)


September 2012

Change Likely for Calif. "Three-strikes" Law; Voters Split on Death Penalty (Sept. 30, 2012)

Proposition 32 Struggles to Gain Support from California Voters (Sept. 29, 2012)

Support for Governor’s Tax Initiative Continues to Erode (Sept. 28, 2012)

Ballot Measure to Require Labeling of Genetically Modified Foods Has Broad Support in Calif. (Sept. 27, 2012)

Press Call 9/28: Results of USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times Poll on Calif. Ballot Initiatives (Sept. 26, 2012)


May 2012

Majority of Californians Would Oppose High-Speed Rail if Given Another Chance to Vote on It (June 2, 2012)

Press Call: Public Opinion On High Speed Rail and Other Results from Latest Survey of Calif. Voters (May 30, 2012)

In Face of Higher Calif. Budget Shortfall, Support Slips for Gov. Brown’s Tax Initiative (May 29, 2012)

Gay Marriage Not a Key Voting Issue for 75 Percent of CA Voters (May 29, 2012)


April 2012

86 Percent of E-Reader Owners Still Read Books in Print (April 14, 2012)


March 2012

Voters Across the Political Spectrum Concerned About Tech Companies Invading Their Privacy (March 31, 2012)

Voters Support Specific Tax Increases If Money Is Used To Support Public Education and Public Safety (March 25, 2012)

California Voters Stand by President Obama Despite Rising Gasoline Prices (March 24, 2012)


November 2011

Californians Think Teachers Should Be Paid More But Want Salaries Set By Student Performance Rather Than Seniority - (Nov. 20, 2011)

Majority of CA Voters Favor Increasing Taxes to Fund Public Schools (Nov. 19, 2011)

Romney Leads Republicans Among CA Voters (Nov. 17, 2011)

Press Call: USC Dornsife/LATimes Poll Takes on CA Public Schools (Nov. 17, 2011)


September 2011

U.S. Is Winning The War On Terrorism, Californians Say, But Need For Fight Continues (Sept. 7, 2011)

CA Voters Reluctant to Compromise (Sept. 5, 2011)

Romney, Perry Tied for Lead Among Republican Voters in California (Sept. 4, 2011)

Media Availability and Life Panel: How Are Californians Likely to Vote in a GOP Primary? (Sept. 1, 2011)


July 2011

Californians Favor Granting Local Governments New Taxing Powers (July 24, 2011)

1 in 3 Californians Have Put Off Buying A Home (July 23, 2011)

La Mitad de Hogares Latinos en California han Recortado Sus Gastos de Alimentos y Gasolina desde la Crisis de Viviendas (July 23, 2011)

CA Voters Split on "Amazon Tax" on Online Purchases (July 21, 2011)

CA Voters Favor Early Release of Low-Level, Non-Violent Inmates (July 20, 2011)

Votantes en California favorecen la libertad anticipada de reos condenados por delitos menores no violentos (July 20, 2011)

Media Advisory - Phone Conference on July 21 (July 19, 2011)


April 2011

The Book Is Not Dead: 80 Percent of Californians Have Read a Book for Fun in the Last Month (April 27, 2011)

Strong Voter Support for Overhauling Public Pensions (April 24, 2011)

Majority of Californians Want Special Election on Tax Increases (April 23, 2011)

Media Advisory - Phone Conference on April 25: Results of Public Opinion Poll on Solving the Budget Crisis and Governor Brown's Job Performance


November 2010

Majority of California Voters Support Path to Citizenship for Illegal Immigrants (Nov. 19, 2010)

Voters Favor Spending Cuts — and Increased Spending (Nov. 18, 2010)

October 2010

Prop. 25 Supported by Majority of Likely Voters (Oct. 25, 2010)

Brown Leads Whitman by 13 Points Among Likely Voters; Expands Lead Among Latino Voters (Oct. 24, 2010)

Brown Aventaja A Whitman Por 13 Puntos Entre Electores Potenciales; Crece Su Aventaja Entre Votantes Latinos (Oct. 24, 2010)

Majority of Likely CA Voters Oppose Prop. 19 (Oct. 22, 2010)

Tight Races for CA Lieutenant Governor and Attorney General (Oct. 22, 2010)

September 2010

Latino Voters Give Democratic Candidates Their Edge (Sept. 27, 2010)

Voters Evenly Divided on Prop. 23 (Sept. 26, 2010)

Brown Has Slight Edge Over Whitman, Buoyed by Support Among Latino Voters (Sept. 25, 2010)

June 2010

Despite Plurality in Marijuana Legalization Support, Measure May Not Have Enough Steam to Pass (June 1, 2010)

May 2010

AZ Immigration Law Divides California Voters (May 31, 2010)

Whitman Solidifies Lead Over Poizner, But Slips in General Election Matchup (May 30, 2010)

April 2010

USC College/Los Angeles Times Poll: Whitman Ads Make Inroads in Governor's Race (April 5, 2010)

USC College/Los Angeles Times Poll Reveals Shift in Attitudes Toward Undocumented Immigrants (April 4, 2010)