poll http://kvpr.org en New Poll Says Voters Support Changes to Initiative process http://kvpr.org/post/new-poll-says-voters-support-changes-initiative-process <p class="p1">A new report suggests that although Californians strongly support the state&rsquo;s initiative process, they&rsquo;d like to see changes to limit the power of special interests and increase the role of the legislature. &nbsp;</p><p class="p4">The report comes from the Public Policy Institute of California.&nbsp; It analyzed its polling data to determine whether several potential initiative process changes would be popular.&nbsp; Turns out they are, says the PPIC&rsquo;s Mark Baldassare.&nbsp; For example:</p> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 02:34:54 +0000 Ben Adler - Capital Public Radio 22804 at http://kvpr.org New Poll Says Voters Support Changes to Initiative process PPIC Poll: Nearly Two-Thirds of Californians Favor Action Now on Climate Change http://kvpr.org/post/ppic-poll-nearly-two-thirds-californians-favor-action-now-climate-change <p class="p1">Californians are now more likely to urge swift state action to slow global warming than they were during the recession.&nbsp; Ben Adler has more from Sacramento on that and other findings from the Public Policy Institute of California’s new poll on environmental issues.</p> Thu, 01 Aug 2013 05:26:00 +0000 Ben Adler 19279 at http://kvpr.org PPIC Poll: Nearly Two-Thirds of Californians Favor Action Now on Climate Change Final Field Poll Estimates Voter Turnout Below 2008 Levels http://kvpr.org/post/final-field-poll-estimates-voter-turnout-below-2008-levels <p></p><p>A record number of Californians have registered to vote. But the latest Field Poll estimates there likely will be a million fewer voters today than in the Presidential election of 2008.</p><p>The poll predicts 12.75 million Californians or about 70 percent of registered voters will cast ballots.</p><p>And for the first time in a statewide election the majority, 51-percent, will vote by mail.</p><p>Mark DiCamillo is Director of the Field Poll. &nbsp;He says many people wait until Election Day to drop their ballots at polling places.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 06 Nov 2012 14:00:00 +0000 Amy Quinton 6428 at http://kvpr.org