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Thursday, October 05, 2006

California Gets Bluer

The Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) released a survey this week. A number of interesting findings emerged.

1. "Do you favor or oppose allowing gay and lesbian couples to be legally married?"
Note the majorities among both Democrats and Independents. For the first time, a survey has shown more support than opposition to gay marriage among likely voters in California (albeit within the margin of error).

................. Dem Rep Ind... Likely Voters
.....Favor: 58% 27% 49% 47%
Oppose: 35% 66% 43% 46%

2. "Should immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally be allowed to apply for work permits which would allow them to stay and work in the United States, or shouldn’t they be allowed to do that?"
Note majority approval by Californians across all political parties.
................. Dem Rep Ind... All Adults
.....Favor: 67% 51% 62% 65%
Oppose: 29% 46% 35% 32%

3. "Do you think of the war with Iraq as part of the war on terrorism, or do you think of it as separate from the war on terrorism?"
Note the opinion among the Independents.
................... Dem Rep Ind... Likely Voters
Separate: 76% 32% 61% 57%
......Part of: 22% 56% 33% 40%


Dr. Strangelove said...

Note on gay marriage: the California 1st District Court of Appeal overturned San Francisco Superior Court Judge Richard Kramer's March 2005 ruling to the contrary and held that the ban on gay marriage did not deprive gays of a fundamental right nor did it discriminate against a suspect class. Among other things in the 128 page report, California's very strong domestic partnership laws were cited as evidence. (The laws were recently strengthened--Arnold signed the legislature's bill that allows domestic partners to file joint State tax returns.)

The plaintiffs now will appeal to the California Supreme Court.

Anonymous said...

The Republicans have been the odd third out on a lot of issues for a long time now. For the last year at least, Independents have looked a lot like Democrats on most issues. Nationwide too, not just in California. Of course in California there is a general shift to the left across the board. 

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