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Statewide Survey · March 2007

PPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and Their Government

Mark Baldassare, Jennifer Paluch, Dean Bonner, and Sonja Petek

Some findings of the current survey:

  • The legislature’s approval ratings among all adults (41%) are nearing their highest point in recent years (43% in October 2004).
  • A term limits reform initiative proponents hope to put on the February 2008 primary ballot is opposed by a strong majority of likely voters (64%).
  • Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi garners the approval of a majority of likely voters (53%).
  • Among likely voters, Hillary Rodham Clinton is the favored Democratic presidential candidate (35%), while Rudy Giuliani (33%) holds an early lead on the Republican side.

This is the 75th PPIC Statewide Survey and the 22nd in the Californians and Their Government series. It is made possible with funding from The James Irvine Foundation.


Political Landscape Statewide Survey