Posts Tagged ‘PPIC’

Californians: Government is a ripoff

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

I've been wondering when most people would figure out that government is nothing but a ripoff, with the swag going to billionaire crony capitalists and highly paid public "servants." As the dreaded April 15 approaches, when government gets serious about the thumb screws and water torture to get our ...

Only 54% oppose bullet train? Sheesh

Thursday, March 21st, 2013

March 22, 2013 By Chris Reed When word came out Thursday night that a new PPIC poll showed the public was against the bullet train fiasco, I wasn't surprised. But only 54 percent? Wow. Here's John Myers' account: "The survey from the nonpartisan Public Policy Institute of California finds virtuall...

Poll Softening Up Voters For Split Roll Tax

Saturday, December 8th, 2012

Dec. 8, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi “Ignorance is strength.” –- George Orwell California’s opinion polling has deteriorated to “measuring the public’s satisfaction with its ignorance” fed to them by pollsters. That is the only conclusion that can be made from the recent opinion poll r...

Prop. 13 ‘split roll’ looms: Karma for Chamber of Commerce?

Friday, December 7th, 2012

Nov. 7, 2012 By Chris Reed For years, the California Chamber of Commerce has had a squishy aversion to confrontation and a comfort level with Sacramento's machine politicians that should inflame any small-government conservative. What has this toadying and willingness to fight against constructive...

Unhappy Californians unwilling to change

Monday, September 24th, 2012

Sept. 24, 2012 By Steven Greenhut SACRAMENTO -- California residents are depressed about the economy and see little hope for change in the near future, yet they seem more reluctant than ever to change the current high-tax, union-dominated political course that has led to the struggling economy. A...

PPIC poll ignores big drop in support for Brown’s tax

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

May 30, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi A recent California opinion poll selectively reports data only in favor of Gov. Brown’s tax increase proposal on the November 2012 ballot. Conversely, it ignores data indicating growing opposition to Brown’s package of income and sales tax increases. The May 23 ...

Dueling demographers: When will CA’s population hit 50 million?

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

April 25, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi When will California’s population “pop” at 50 million persons?  Two recent studies conducted by the Population Dynamics Research Group at the University of Souther California and the Public Policy Institute of California differ widely in their conclusions. ...

Tax Polls Irrelevant Now

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

John Seiler: Joel Fox makes some good points about the recent PPIC poll on tax increases. Supposedly the poll showed big margins of folks backing tax increases. But Fox pointed out that the recent Republican poll numbers in the primary season have changed rapidly within just a few days. There are ...

Support for Cuts & Taxes Drops to 40%

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

JUNE 2, 2011 By WAYNE LUSVARDI There is a mix of old news and new news in the results of a new opinion poll about the budget by the Public Policy Institute of California. The poll found exactly the same result as a poll conducted last month: only 9 percent of the public indicates it favors tax i...

PPIC Downplays Bad CA Biz Climate

Monday, April 18th, 2011

APRIL 18, 2011 By WAYNE LUSVARDI You can’t eat California’s mild weather, but you can tax it.  That seems to be the consensus online opinion of the average Joe and Jane about a study released last week that concluded that California’s weather assets offset the many negative ratings about it...