Poll: Californians believe state headed in wrong direction
January 28, 2010
The majority of California adults now believe the state is heading in the wrong direction, according to a poll released Wednesday by the Public Policy Institute of California. [Associated Press]
Poll results find that 74 percent believe things in California are getting worse, compared to 19 percent who believe things are fine.
Also, two in three Californians believe that the governor and the Legislature will not be able to cooperate this year, as Sacramento wrestles with a $20 billion shortfall.
The negative perception is particularly high among Republicans at 72 percent.
In terms of fixing the budget mess, 41 percent favor a mix of spending cuts and higher taxes. The top spending priority remains education K-12, with a majority indicating they are willing to pay more to stabilize public education.