California: It’s a tightening race for governor and Sen. Dianne Feinstein holds strong lead for reelection

Californians overwhelmingly support Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s reelection bid, and she is far better known than her top rival, according to a new USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll. Voters are more divided in the governor’s race, creating a closer contest between Democrats Gavin Newsom and Antonio Villaraigosa. CONT. Seema Mehta & […] Read more »

California Is the Future

America is stuck between two historical eras. That’s the best way to understand the strange, unprecedented politics of Trump, the political polarization and paralysis of government, the deep dissatisfaction of public opinion, the lack of trust in all institutions — all of it. The post-Industrial era that blossomed in the second half […] Read more »

PPIC Poll: Is Feinstein in Trouble? Not Likely

… We don’t doubt the polling finding from the Public Policy Institute of California, released tonight, showing that 50% of likely voters say Democratic U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein should not run for re-election, versus 43% who say she should. But we doubt it means much. … California voters – despite […] Read more »

Could the California Democrats’ supermajority become their kryptonite?

Riding a wave of anti-Trump sentiment, Democrats in California were able to cobble together enough State Assembly and Senate seats to give them a two-thirds supermajority in both chambers. Their strengthened majorities have emboldened them to pursue a liberal agenda, but the latest polling data suggests they may be overreaching […] Read more »

Voter Views of California’s Three National Leaders in Washington

California voters continue to offer generally positive assessments of the job performance of their two U.S. Senators, Democrats Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris. However, when asked whether they would be inclined to support Feinstein were she to seek a fifth full-term to the Senate next year, fewer than half (45%) […] Read more »

Californians fear losing coverage in Obamacare reform

As the Republican-led U.S. Senate prepares to vote — possibly by next week — to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, a new poll shows that 56 percent of Californians worry that they or someone in their family will lose health insurance coverage if the law, commonly called Obamacare, […] Read more »