What the Voters Say They Want

Jerry Brown discusses the CA Budget TaxesInteresting new data on budget choices from the LA Times/USC poll of California voters. When presented choices for balancing the state budget deficit – voters expressed a strong preference for an approach that included both tax increases and budget cuts, while strongly rejecting the choices of either all cuts or all tax increases to bring the state’s deficit into balance.

Of the 1,400 registered voters polled, just 9 percent wanted to balance the budget with all tax increases, 33% with all cuts and an outright majority of 53% wanted a balanced combination of the two. While this is a statewide poll, we suspect voters here in San Francisco would take a similar approach that calls for balance.

We’ll be asking this very same question on our next Reset San Francisco poll. We’ll keep you updated.

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