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New USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times Poll: Prison Overcrowding, Taxes and Impact of Housing Meltdown

 

MEDIA ADVISORY PHONE CONFERENCE


THURSDAY, JULY 21: 11 A.M. PST

Contact: Suzanne Wu at (213) 740-0252 or suzanne.wu@usc.edu


WHAT:
The U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled that California must reduce its prison population by more than 30,000 inmates. Thursday's press call will focus on what voters would do to ease California's overcrowded prisons, based on latest findings from the USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times Poll of California politics.

Panelists include political analysts from the USC Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences and representatives from polling firms Greenberg Quinlan Rosner and American Viewpoint.

Additional results from the USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times Poll will be released in the following days, and include:

  • Should local governments be given more taxing power?
  • How have the recession and housing meltdown affected voters in the biggest state economy?
  • What percent of Californians have cut back on non-luxury expenses?
  • Are Californians satisfied with the recently passed state budget? Do voters approve of the job being done by state legislators and Gov. Jerry Brown? According to voters, should California have a part-time legislature?
  • What do Californians think about a new state law requiring online retailers to collect taxes on online purchases?

The USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times Poll includes a significant oversample of Latino voters in California, providing an important closer look at the state's fastest-growing voter group.

WHEN: Phone conference Thursday, July 21 at 11 a.m. PST

WHO: Panelists include Dan Schnur, director of USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times Poll and director of the Unruh Institute of Politics at USC, and representatives from polling firms Greenberg Quinlan Rosner and American Viewpoint.

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

United States: (800) 288-8967               
International: +01 (612) 332-0345

WEBSITE: dornsife.usc.edu/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.

Contact USC Media Relations 24/7 at (213) 740-2215 or USCNews@usc.edu