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PPP Poll: CA Now Prefers Gray Davis Over Arnold (And Still Loves Ballot Initiatives)


Unfortunately, the poll also finds that California is in no hurry to get rid of one of the main causes of the woes that people have usually blamed on Davis and Arnold: The ballot initiative process. California's constitution promotes gridlock by requiring high social spending on programs that have been mandated through piecemeal referenda, limiting tax options, and also requiring a two-thirds supermajority in order to pass a budget. Naturally, the actual tasks of governance become quite difficult.

The poll asked: "Do you think Californians should keep the right to vote on ballot propositions, or should props be eliminated from the California ballot?"

The answer: Keep propositions 74%, eliminate them 13%.

So good luck in 2011, Gov. Brown/Whitman. You'll need it.