LA Times — Poll illustrates California voters’ are anger

Russ Steele

The real question is are California voters angry enough to do anything about their declining quality of life under the thumb of liberal Democrats?

Nearly 3 in 4 say the country is on the wrong track, and nearly half favor slashing government spending — a potentially dismal finding for President Obama, who will unveil a jobs plan this week.

California voters are increasingly downcast about the direction of the country, but — like their leaders in Washington — many would rather adhere to party orthodoxy than compromise to address the current economic problems, a new USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll shows.

 I guess it they are adhering to party orthodoxy, CA Voters are not yet mad enough for some real change.  The article goes on to compare the Republican stance vs the Democratic stance on core issues. The Republican want to stop spending, and the Democrats want to avoid any cuts in the current spending.

Republicans preferred the hard-line stance, 50% to 35%, and Democrats concurred by an even larger ratio, 57% to 32%.

 “People are essentially putting their priorities above compromise,” said Drew Lieberman, a pollster with Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research, the Democratic firm that co-directed the survey.

 You can read the rest of the article here, but remember this is an LA Times article one of the most liberal papers in California. So, read with caution!

The USC Dornsife/Times poll surveyed 1,508 registered voters in California from Aug. 17 to 28. The margin of sampling error is plus or minus 2.52 percentage points.


About Russ Steele
Freelance writer and climate change blogger. Russ spent twenty years in the Air Force as a navigator specializing in electronics warfare and digital systems. After his service he was employed for sixteen years as concept developer for TRW, an aerospace and automotive company, and then was CEO of a non-profit Internet provider for 18 months. Russ's articles have appeared in Comstock's Business, Capitol Journal, Trailer Life, Monitoring Times, and Idaho Magazine.

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