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How Are Californians Likely to Vote in a GOP Primary?

MEDIA AVAILABILITY AND LIVE PANEL - Results of latest poll available Sunday 9/4, in advance of this week's GOP Presidential Debate at the Reagan Presidential Library. Live panel discussion of results is morning of the debate.

Media Contact: Suzanne Wu at (213) 740-0252 or
For poll datasets, videos and methodology, visit /poll

WHAT: Results from the latest USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times Poll about support among Californians for GOP candidates, including Mitt Romney, Rick Perry and Michele Bachmann; President Obama's job approval ratings; and Californians' view on political compromise.

Findings will be available on Sunday night, Sept. 4, in advance of the Sept. 7 NBC/POLITICO Republican Candidates debate at the Reagan Presidential Foundation & Library in Simi Valley, Calif.

WHO: Dan Schnur, director of the USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times Poll, is available Monday, Sept. 5 to discuss the results of the poll. To arrange an interview, contact Suzanne Wu at

Schnur is also part of a panel at 11 a.m. the morning of the GOP debate in the Spin Room of the Reagan Presidential Library. This panel, with national political editors from POLITICO, NBC News, and representatives from the CA Field Poll, will feature discussion of California primary voters and the results of the USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times Poll.

The live panel will be streamed live at  

WHEN: GOP presidential primary results from the USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times Poll will be released the evening of Sunday, Sept. 4.  A live panel featuring USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times Poll director Dan Schnur discussing the results is Wednesday, Sept. 7 at 11 a.m.

TO ATTEND THE LIVE PANEL: If you would like to cover the event, you must apply for a credential with Melissa Giller at Only properly credentialed media will be admitted to the event. Media parking is available in the West Lot and shuttles will be provided to and from the event.  

If you have any questions or need additional information regarding the event, please contact Melissa Giller, Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation, at or Beth Lester, POLITICO, at

MORE: Results on the USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times Poll on the economy will be available the evening of Monday, Sept. 5. Results from the poll about whether California voters feel more secure ten years after 9/11 will be available Wed., Sept. 7.

WEBSITE: /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 draws over 10 million unique visitors monthly.