February 6, 2019 - California Dems Excited About Biden And Harris, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; 43% Of Voters Say They Can't Afford To Live Here Quinnipiac University Polling Logo
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Former Vice President Joe Biden and U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, the native daughter, generate almost equal measures of excitement among California Democratic voters as they consider 2020 presidential candidates, according to a Quinnipiac University Poll released today: 60 percent of Democrats and Democratic leaners would be excited if Vice President Biden became the nominee and 58 percent would be excited if Sen. Harris became the nominee.

Looking at the excitement level among Democrats for other possible nominees, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University Poll finds:
  • 44 percent would be excited for U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts;
  • 44 percent would be excited for U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont;
  • 40 percent would be excited for former U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke of Texas;
  • 21 percent would be excited for U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York.
California voters overall are divided on whether Harris would make a good president, as 40 percent say yes and 38 percent say no. There are party, gender, regional and age gaps:
  • Democrats say yes 68 - 12 percent. Saying no are Republicans 75 - 11 percent and independent voters 42 - 31 percent;
  • Women say yes 48 - 31 percent, as men say no 45 - 32 percent;
  • Voters in the Bay Area say 59 - 29 percent she would make a good president, while Southern California voters say 44 - 32 percent she would not;
  • Voters 18 to 34 years old say yes 44 - 28 percent, as voters over 65 years old are divided as 37 percent say yes and 42 percent say no.
"It's former Vice President Joe Biden and U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris neck and neck and everyone else an afterthought in the very early Democratic presidential race," said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.

"But while Sen. Harris gets the nod for generating excitement among California Democrats, the total pool of voters is noticeably ambivalent about whether she has what it takes to be a good president."

California voters approve 53 - 32 percent of the job Harris is doing as a U.S. Senator.

Voters approve 55 - 37 percent of the job Nancy Pelosi is doing as House Speaker.

U.S. Sen. Diane Feinstein gets a 51 - 38 percent job approval rating.

Newly elected Gov. Gavin Newsom gets a 39 - 28 percent approval, with 33 percent undecided.

California voters disapprove 67 - 28 percent of the job President Donald Trump is doing. Republicans approve 71 - 22 percent, the only listed party, gender, racial, regional or age group to approve.

The Wall

Golden State voters oppose 64 - 32 percent building a wall along the border with Mexico. Republicans support a wall 80 - 15 percent, the only listed party, gender, racial, regional or age group in support.

Voters are divided 46 - 46 percent on whether security along the Mexican border is effective.

Immigration is good for the country, 76 percent of California voters say. No listed group disagrees. Voters support 69 - 22 percent a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. Republicans oppose such a path 52 - 39 percent, the only listed group opposed.

California voters support 82 - 14 percent allowing so-called "Dreamers" to stay in the U.S. and eventually apply for citizenship. Every listed group supports this.

But voters oppose 52 - 40 percent extending Medicaid to pay for health care for undocumented immigrants. These immigrants get too much protection in California, 36 percent of voters say, as 26 percent say they don't get enough protection and 28 percent say they get the right amount.

"Californians display a deep reservoir of empathy for dreamers and a strong belief that immigrants are good for the country," Malloy said.

"But there's a caveat: About a third of voters believe that the state overreaches in helping undocumented immigrants.

"Californians back up what American voters have been saying emphatically for two years about the border wall. Forget it. We don't want it."

Affording the Golden State

Led by younger voters, 43 percent of California voters feel they can't afford to live in the Golden State. Among voters 18 to 34 years old, 61 percent say they can't afford to live in California.

Voters statewide say 77 - 18 percent that there is a housing crisis in California. That ranges from 72 - 20 percent among voters living inland and in the Valley to 87 - 11 percent among voters living in coastal areas.

A total of 58 percent of California voters rate the state's economy as "excellent" or "good," while 38 percent say "not so good" or "poor."

A total of 49 percent of voters are "very satisfied" or "somewhat satisfied" with the way things are going in California, while 50 percent are "somewhat dissatisfied" or "very dissatisfied."

"For many Californians, life is less than golden in the Golden State," Malloy said.

Climate Change, Forest Fires, Single-Payer Health Insurance

A total of 78 percent of California voters are "very concerned" or "somewhat concerned" about climate change, 21 percent are "not so concerned" or "not concerned at all."

Climate change is more responsible for the severity of wildfires in the state, 43 percent of voters say, as 43 percent say forest mismanagement is more responsible. There is a partisan divide as 69 percent of Democrats say climate change is more responsible, while 76 percent of Republicans say forest mismanagement is more responsible.

California must do more to address climate change, 57 percent of voters say, while 19 percent say the state is doing enough and 18 percent say the state is doing too much.

"Californians say 62 - 34 percent that the changing climate is adding fuel to the wildfires. But voters are divided on which is more to blame for the severity of the fires, climate change or bad stewardship of the land," Malloy said.

Only 41 percent of California voters support replacing private health insurance with a single-payer system run by the state, with 46 percent opposed. Democrats support the idea 61 - 24 percent. Opposed are Republicans, 75 - 14 percent, and independent voters, 51 - 38 percent.

Gun Laws

California voters support 80 - 15 percent increasing the budget for a program that confiscates guns from people who are no longer eligible to own them, such as convicted felons or people diagnosed with a serious mental illness. Voters also support 55 - 38 percent limiting the purchase of shotguns and rifles to one per month.

Marijuana

Legalizing marijuana has been good for California, voters say 54 - 31 percent. Men say 59 - 26 percent that legalizing marijuana has been good for the state, compared to 49 - 35 percent among women.

There is almost no gender gap, however, as voters support 64 - 28 percent erasing criminal records for marijuana possession.

From January 30 - February 4, Quinnipiac University surveyed 912 California voters with a margin of error of +/- 4.1 percentage points, including the design effect. The survey includes 452 Democrats and Democratic leaners with a margin of error of +/- 5.9 percentage points, including the design effect.

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1. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Gavin Newsom is handling his job as governor?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Hsp
 
Approve              39%     8%    65%    32%    34%    45%    42%    30%
Disapprove           28     70      4     31     31     25     30     27
DK/NA                33     21     30     37     35     30     28     43
 
                     AREA.............................
                            Inlnd/ Bay    L.A.   Sthrn  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Coastl Valley Area   County Cali   18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              36%    33%    66%    36%    32%    42%    43%    38%    36%
Disapprove           23     34     13     28     35     18     27     31     33
DK/NA                41     33     20     36     34     40     30     31     31
 
 
2. Do you approve or disapprove of the way the state legislature is handling its job?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Hsp
 
Approve              39%    10%    63%    34%    38%    40%    40%    37%
Disapprove           39     79     11     43     42     37     40     39
DK/NA                22     11     27     23     20     24     20     24
 
                     AREA.............................
                            Inlnd/ Bay    L.A.   Sthrn  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Coastl Valley Area   County Cali   18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              32%    29%    60%    37%    38%    42%    34%    42%    37%
Disapprove           39     48     19     39     45     31     42     44     39
DK/NA                29     23     21     24     17     26     24     13     24
 
 
3. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Diane Feinstein is handling her job as United States Senator?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Hsp
 
Approve              51%    15%    80%    44%    43%    58%    53%    41%
Disapprove           38     79     11     41     45     32     42     36
DK/NA                11      6      9     15     12     10      5     23
 
                     AREA.............................
                            Inlnd/ Bay    L.A.   Sthrn  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Coastl Valley Area   County Cali   18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              43%    42%    70%    56%    45%    51%    51%    47%    58%
Disapprove           41     46     22     32     46     28     41     46     36
DK/NA                16     12      8     12      9     21      8      8      5
 
 
4. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Kamala Harris is handling her job as United States Senator?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Hsp
 
Approve              53%    16%    80%    49%    44%    60%    53%    43%
Disapprove           32     73      7     34     37     27     34     31
DK/NA                16     11     13     18     18     13     12     26
 
                     AREA.............................
                            Inlnd/ Bay    L.A.   Sthrn  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Coastl Valley Area   County Cali   18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              44%    46%    72%    57%    45%    64%    49%    47%    54%
Disapprove           33     36     20     27     39     13     36     38     35
DK/NA                22     18      8     16     16     23     16     15     12
 
 
5. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling his job as president?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Hsp
 
Approve              28%    71%     2%    29%    31%    25%    34%    27%
Disapprove           67     22     96     66     63     71     62     68
DK/NA                 4      7      1      5      5      4      4      6
 
                     AREA.............................
                            Inlnd/ Bay    L.A.   Sthrn  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Coastl Valley Area   County Cali   18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              29%    35%    15%    20%    38%    12%    26%    35%    37%
Disapprove           69     61     83     74     56     81     71     61     60
DK/NA                 2      4      3      6      5      7      3      5      3
 
 
6. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Nancy Pelosi is handling her job as the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Hsp
 
Approve              55%    12%    86%    48%    51%    59%    55%    49%
Disapprove           37     83      6     42     42     33     40     37
DK/NA                 8      5      8     10      8      8      4     14
 
                     AREA.............................
                            Inlnd/ Bay    L.A.   Sthrn  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Coastl Valley Area   County Cali   18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              46%    47%    77%    58%    48%    61%    52%    54%    55%
Disapprove           40     46     18     29     48     21     42     40     41
DK/NA                13      7      5     13      4     18      6      6      4
 
 
7. (If Democrat or Democratic Leaner) Would you be excited if - Joe Biden became the Democratic nominee for president in 2020, or not?
                     DEMOCRATS/DEMOCRATIC LEANERS........................
                            POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY
                            LIBERAL.....  Mod/
                     Tot    Very   Smwht  Cons   Men    Wom    Wht    Hsp
 
Yes/Excited          60%    47%    71%    61%    61%    59%    60%    55%
No                   31     48     22     28     28     34     36     26
DK/NA                 9      5      8     11     11      8      5     19
 
 
8. (If Democrat or Democratic Leaner) Would you be excited if - Kamala Harris became the Democratic nominee for president in 2020, or not?
                     DEMOCRATS/DEMOCRATIC LEANERS........................
                            POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY
                            LIBERAL.....  Mod/
                     Tot    Very   Smwht  Cons   Men    Wom    Wht    Hsp
 
Yes/Excited          58%    67%    72%    48%    57%    58%    60%    53%
No                   26     25     12     33     31     22     25     26
DK/NA                16      8     16     19     12     20     15     21
 
 
9. (If Democrat or Democratic Leaner) Would you be excited if - Elizabeth Warren became the Democratic nominee for president in 2020, or not?
                     DEMOCRATS/DEMOCRATIC LEANERS........................
                            POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY
                            LIBERAL.....  Mod/
                     Tot    Very   Smwht  Cons   Men    Wom    Wht    Hsp
 
Yes/Excited          44%    59%    41%    38%    37%    48%    44%    36%
No                   41     30     46     43     49     35     44     43
DK/NA                16     10     13     18     14     17     13     21
 
 
10. (If Democrat or Democratic Leaner) Would you be excited if - Bernie Sanders became the Democratic nominee for president in 2020, or not?
                     DEMOCRATS/DEMOCRATIC LEANERS........................
                            POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY
                            LIBERAL.....  Mod/
                     Tot    Very   Smwht  Cons   Men    Wom    Wht    Hsp
 
Yes/Excited          44%    44%    47%    41%    47%    42%    35%    60%
No                   49     51     49     48     46     51     61     31
DK/NA                 7      4      4     10      7      7      4      9
 
 
11. (If Democrat or Democratic Leaner) Would you be excited if - Beto O'Rourke became the Democratic nominee for president in 2020, or not?
                     DEMOCRATS/DEMOCRATIC LEANERS........................
                            POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY
                            LIBERAL.....  Mod/
                     Tot    Very   Smwht  Cons   Men    Wom    Wht    Hsp
 
Yes/Excited          40%    50%    55%    28%    38%    41%    38%    39%
No                   36     34     22     44     42     31     39     36
DK/NA                25     16     22     28     21     27     23     25
 
 
12. (If Democrat or Democratic Leaner) Would you be excited if - Kirsten Gillibrand became the Democratic nominee for president in 2020, or not?
                     DEMOCRATS/DEMOCRATIC LEANERS........................
                            POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY
                            LIBERAL.....  Mod/
                     Tot    Very   Smwht  Cons   Men    Wom    Wht    Hsp
 
Yes/Excited          21%    29%    21%    18%    19%    23%    19%    20%
No                   47     51     42     50     55     42     50     45
DK/NA                32     20     36     32     26     35     31     36
 
 
13. Do you think Kamala Harris would make a good president, or not?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Hsp
 
Yes/Good president   40%    11%    68%    31%    32%    48%    40%    35%
No                   38     75     12     42     45     31     41     34
DK/NA                22     14     20     27     23     21     19     31
 
                     AREA.............................
                            Inlnd/ Bay    L.A.   Sthrn  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Coastl Valley Area   County Cali   18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes/Good president   42%    34%    59%    40%    32%    44%    44%    37%    37%
No                   36     47     29     30     44     28     37     42     42
DK/NA                22     19     12     30     24     29     19     21     21
 
 
14. In general, how satisfied are you with the way things are going in California today; are you very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied, or very dissatisfied?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Hsp
 
Very satisfied       14%     2%    27%     8%    12%    16%    15%     8%
Smwht satisfied      35     14     52     31     33     36     37     33
Smwht dissatisfied   18     24     13     16     19     17     13     24
Very dissatisfied    32     58      7     44     34     30     33     32
DK/NA                 1      2      2      1      2      1      1      3
 
                     AREA.............................
                            Inlnd/ Bay    L.A.   Sthrn  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Coastl Valley Area   County Cali   18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Very satisfied       15%     8%    23%    17%    11%    11%    13%    14%    16%
Smwht satisfied      32     32     46     27     37     44     30     34     35
Smwht dissatisfied   11     19     15     25     15     20     25     15     15
Very dissatisfied    42     39     14     28     36     22     32     35     33
DK/NA                 -      1      2      2      1      2      -      2      2
 
 
15. Would you describe the state of California's economy these days as excellent, good, not so good, or poor?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Hsp
 
Excellent            12%     4%    17%    13%    17%     8%    16%    10%
Good                 46     36     60     40     44     48     48     38
Not so good          21     30     15     23     17     25     17     31
Poor                 17     25      6     20     18     16     17     16
DK/NA                 3      5      2      3      3      4      2      6
 
                     AREA.............................
                            Inlnd/ Bay    L.A.   Sthrn  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Coastl Valley Area   County Cali   18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Excellent             9%     9%    20%    13%    12%    13%    17%    12%    11%
Good                 54     42     59     40     45     45     43     50     47
Not so good          21     24     12     26     21     26     22     19     18
Poor                 15     24      6     15     20     11     17     18     19
DK/NA                 1      1      4      6      3      6      1      1      5
 
 
16. Do you feel like you can afford to live in California, or not?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Hsp
 
Yes                  54%    46%    67%    46%    53%    55%    61%    46%
No                   43     50     31     53     45     41     36     50
DK/NA                 3      4      2      2      2      4      3      4
 
                     AREA.............................
                            Inlnd/ Bay    L.A.   Sthrn  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Coastl Valley Area   County Cali   18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes                  55%    53%    65%    52%    50%    37%    57%    59%    62%
No                   44     42     35     45     47     61     43     39     34
DK/NA                 1      4      1      3      3      2      1      2      4
 
 
17. Do you think that there is a housing crisis in California, or don't you think so?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Hsp
 
Yes/Housing crisis   77%    58%    88%    78%    73%    81%    75%    79%
No                   18     39      9     16     22     14     18     18
DK/NA                 5      3      3      6      5      5      7      3
 
                     AREA.............................
                            Inlnd/ Bay    L.A.   Sthrn  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Coastl Valley Area   County Cali   18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes/Housing crisis   87%    72%    85%    76%    74%    82%    77%    80%    75%
No                   11     20     12     19     22     13     20     17     18
DK/NA                 2      8      3      5      4      5      3      3      7
 
 
18. Do you support or oppose replacing the current private health insurance system in California with a single payer system, in which all California residents would get their health insurance from one state government plan?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Hsp
 
Support              41%    14%    61%    38%    41%    42%    42%    41%
Oppose               46     75     24     51     48     43     48     41
DK/NA                13     10     15     11     10     15     10     18
 
                     AREA.............................
                            Inlnd/ Bay    L.A.   Sthrn  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Coastl Valley Area   County Cali   18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Support              52%    32%    53%    46%    34%    48%    44%    42%    36%
Oppose               36     57     36     40     51     35     48     45     49
DK/NA                11     11     11     14     15     17      8     13     16
 
 
19. Overall, do you believe that immigration is good for the country or bad for the country?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Hsp
 
Good                 76%    52%    89%    75%    76%    76%    75%    75%
Bad                  14     34      5     12     14     15     16     13
DK/NA                10     14      6     13     11     10      9     12
 
                     AREA.............................
                            Inlnd/ Bay    L.A.   Sthrn  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Coastl Valley Area   County Cali   18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Good                 80%    67%    88%    77%    72%    81%    85%    71%    68%
Bad                   8     19      7     12     18      9     10     17     20
DK/NA                12     14      5     10     10     10      5     12     11
 
 
20. Do you support or oppose a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Hsp
 
Support              69%    39%    85%    69%    68%    70%    70%    67%
Oppose               22     52      8     21     24     20     23     22
DK/NA                 9      9      7     10      8     10      7     11
 
                     AREA.............................
                            Inlnd/ Bay    L.A.   Sthrn  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Coastl Valley Area   County Cali   18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Support              72%    69%    74%    72%    63%    81%    73%    64%    61%
Oppose               22     25     18     15     28      9     22     29     31
DK/NA                 6      6      8     13      8     10      5      7      8
 
 
21. Do you support or oppose allowing undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children to remain in the United States and eventually apply for citizenship?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Hsp
 
Support              82%    63%    93%    80%    78%    85%    79%    87%
Oppose               14     32      5     14     17     11     18      9
DK/NA                 4      5      2      5      4      4      3      3
 
                     AREA.............................
                            Inlnd/ Bay    L.A.   Sthrn  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Coastl Valley Area   County Cali   18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Support              80%    76%    91%    87%    76%    90%    84%    75%    81%
Oppose               13     19      7      9     19      7     13     22     13
DK/NA                 7      5      2      4      4      3      3      4      6
 
 
22. Do you think that undocumented immigrants are provided with too much protection in California, not enough protection, or are undocumented immigrants provided with the right amount of protection in California?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Hsp
 
Too much             36%    78%     9%    42%    42%    30%    44%    27%
Not enough           26      8     38     23     23     30     20     34
Right amount         28      9     41     26     27     29     27     33
DK/NA                10      4     12      9      9     11      9      6
 
                     AREA.............................
                            Inlnd/ Bay    L.A.   Sthrn  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Coastl Valley Area   County Cali   18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Too much             38%    46%    26%    28%    41%    17%    38%    43%    43%
Not enough           27     23     25     28     29     49     24     20     17
Right amount         25     22     35     35     24     26     32     27     27
DK/NA                11      9     15     10      7      8      6      9     13
 
 
23. As you may know, Medicaid is a government program that helps pay for health care for low income Americans. Do you support or oppose extending Medicaid to cover undocumented immigrants?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Hsp
 
Support              40%    10%    61%    33%    34%    45%    33%    50%
Oppose               52     88     30     55     57     48     60     41
DK/NA                 8      2      9     12      9      7      7      9
 
                     AREA.............................
                            Inlnd/ Bay    L.A.   Sthrn  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Coastl Valley Area   County Cali   18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Support              43%    35%    48%    38%    38%    60%    38%    31%    33%
Oppose               47     59     47     48     55     27     56     62     58
DK/NA                10      6      5     14      6     13      7      7      8
 
 
24. Do you think that California has effective border security along the border with Mexico, or don't you think so?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Hsp
 
Yes/Effective        46%    16%    69%    40%    48%    44%    44%    48%
No                   46     80     23     49     44     48     49     44
DK/NA                 8      4      8     11      8      8      7      7
 
                     AREA.............................
                            Inlnd/ Bay    L.A.   Sthrn  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Coastl Valley Area   County Cali   18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes/Effective        47%    33%    61%    47%    45%    50%    50%    43%    42%
No                   47     59     28     41     52     39     42     50     51
DK/NA                 6      7     11     13      4     11      7      7      7
 
 
25. Do you support or oppose building a wall along the border between the United States and Mexico?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Hsp
 
Support              32%    80%     4%    34%    35%    29%    36%    31%
Oppose               64     15     94     61     60     68     59     64
DK/NA                 4      5      2      5      5      3      5      4
 
                     AREA.............................
                            Inlnd/ Bay    L.A.   Sthrn  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Coastl Valley Area   County Cali   18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Support              37%    40%    17%    24%    40%    14%    31%    38%    40%
Oppose               62     55     80     69     58     83     68     56     54
DK/NA                 2      4      3      7      2      3      1      6      6
 
 
26. How concerned are you about climate change; very concerned, somewhat concerned, not so concerned, or not concerned at all?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Hsp
 
Very concerned       54%    21%    79%    48%    45%    62%    55%    51%
Smwht concerned      24     30     16     29     26     22     23     26
Not so concerned      8     18      2     12     12      6      8     10
Not concerned at all 13     30      3     11     15     10     13     11
DK/NA                 1      1      -      1      1      -      1      1
 
                     AREA.............................
                            Inlnd/ Bay    L.A.   Sthrn  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Coastl Valley Area   County Cali   18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Very concerned       56%    44%    62%    63%    49%    65%    54%    51%    54%
Smwht concerned      26     31     21     22     21     24     25     20     20
Not so concerned      7     10      6      5     12      6      9     11      8
Not concerned at all  8     14     10     10     16      5     10     18     16
DK/NA                 2      1      1      -      1      -      2      -      1
 
 
27. Do you think California is doing enough to address climate change, doing too much, or do you think more needs to be done to address climate change?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Hsp
 
Doing enough         19%    19%    16%    20%    21%    17%    24%    14%
Doing too much       18     43      2     22     25     12     21     14
More to be done      57     26     77     54     50     63     50     64
DK/NA                 6     12      4      3      4      8      5      7
 
                     AREA.............................
                            Inlnd/ Bay    L.A.   Sthrn  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Coastl Valley Area   County Cali   18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Doing enough         14%    21%    15%    15%    25%    19%    18%    17%    22%
Doing too much       21     24     15     13     21      6     19     22     24
More to be done      58     47     68     66     49     72     59     53     47
DK/NA                 7      8      3      7      6      3      4      7      7
 
 
28. As you may know, California has experienced some of the worst wildfires in the state's history over the past year. Do you think climate change is a factor in making these fires more extreme, or not?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Hsp
 
Yes/A factor         62%    29%    86%    57%    55%    69%    60%    66%
No                   34     69     11     38     41     27     36     31
DK/NA                 4      2      3      5      4      4      5      3
 
                     AREA.............................
                            Inlnd/ Bay    L.A.   Sthrn  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Coastl Valley Area   County Cali   18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes/A factor         62%    54%    69%    67%    59%    75%    62%    57%    58%
No                   33     42     26     28     38     20     35     37     38
DK/NA                 5      4      4      5      3      4      2      6      4
 
 
29. Which do you think is more responsible for the severity of the wildfires in California: climate change or forest mismanagement?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Hsp
 
Climate change       43%    14%    69%    35%    36%    50%    44%    41%
Forest mismanagement 43     76     20     47     50     36     40     50
NEITHER(VOL)          6      6      4      7      7      4      6      3
DK/NA                 9      4      8     11      8     10     10      6
 
                     AREA.............................
                            Inlnd/ Bay    L.A.   Sthrn  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Coastl Valley Area   County Cali   18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Climate change       50%    24%    58%    44%    46%    47%    42%    44%    41%
Forest mismanagement 44     58     31     39     41     39     47     40     45
NEITHER(VOL)          -      6      6      8      4      6      2      6      5
DK/NA                 7     12      5     10      8      9      9      9      9
 
 
30. Do you support or oppose stricter gun laws in California?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Hsp
 
Support              56%    26%    85%    46%    47%    65%    58%    50%
Oppose               38     69     12     47     48     30     38     41
DK/NA                 6      5      3      7      6      5      4      9
 
                     AREA.............................
                            Inlnd/ Bay    L.A.   Sthrn  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Coastl Valley Area   County Cali   18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Support              61%    40%    72%    65%    50%    52%    59%    55%    58%
Oppose               35     55     22     27     46     38     40     40     35
DK/NA                 4      5      5      8      4      9      1      5      6
 
 
31. Do you support or oppose limiting the purchases of shotguns and rifles to one per month for individuals?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Hsp
 
Support              55%    44%    71%    47%    51%    60%    59%    51%
Oppose               38     52     22     48     44     33     35     42
DK/NA                 6      4      7      6      5      7      5      7
 
                     AREA.............................
                            Inlnd/ Bay    L.A.   Sthrn  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Coastl Valley Area   County Cali   18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Support              56%    50%    58%    56%    57%    59%    58%    55%    55%
Oppose               40     44     30     37     40     35     41     38     37
DK/NA                 4      6     12      8      3      5      1      7      7
 
 
32. Do you support or oppose increasing the budget for a program that confiscates guns from people who are no longer eligible to own them, such as those who have been convicted of a felony or have been diagnosed with a serious mental illness?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Hsp
 
Support              80%    74%    89%    74%    75%    85%    80%    83%
Oppose               15     23      8     20     21     10     14     12
DK/NA                 5      3      3      5      4      5      5      4
 
                     AREA.............................
                            Inlnd/ Bay    L.A.   Sthrn  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Coastl Valley Area   County Cali   18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Support              83%    74%    83%    85%    77%    86%    76%    77%    81%
Oppose               15     20     12     11     18     11     19     18     13
DK/NA                 2      5      5      4      5      3      5      5      6
 
 
33. Do you believe legalizing recreational marijuana has been good or bad for California?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Hsp
 
Good                 54%    33%    61%    58%    59%    49%    53%    54%
Bad                  31     58     23     23     26     35     30     27
DK/NA                15      9     16     18     15     16     17     18
 
                     AREA.............................
                            Inlnd/ Bay    L.A.   Sthrn  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Coastl Valley Area   County Cali   18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Good                 60%    45%    58%    58%    53%    70%    65%    51%    38%
Bad                  31     38     23     26     33     10     22     35     48
DK/NA                 9     17     19     16     14     20     13     14     14
 
 
34. Do you support or oppose erasing criminal records for marijuana possession?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Hsp
 
Support              64%    43%    74%    64%    64%    63%    69%    54%
Oppose               28     49     18     29     27     29     23     36
DK/NA                 8      8      9      7      9      8      8     10
 
                     AREA.............................
                            Inlnd/ Bay    L.A.   Sthrn  AGE IN YRS..............
                     Coastl Valley Area   County Cali   18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Support              59%    56%    71%    71%    59%    71%    69%    60%    59%
Oppose               33     34     23     20     32     17     29     34     28
DK/NA                 8      9      7      9      9     12      2      6     14