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Poll finds voters think new budget is unfair to them [VIDEO]

July 21, 2011 |  7:57 pm

Voters found little to like in the budget approved by Gov. Jerry Brown and lawmakers last month, according to a new survey by The Times and USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences.

Poll "They're not happy with level of spending cuts, but they're not outraged," said Dan Schnur, director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics at USC. "But when you ask the voters in a broader sense: 'Is this budget fair to you and to people like you?' by a very large margins voters feel this is an unfair budget."

At the same time, voters said they saw a "silver lining” in what they perceive as the waning of longstanding dysfunction in Sacramento, said Evan Halper, The Times' Sacramento bureau chief.

Overall, voters reported a bleak outlook on the economy, saying they had little hope of quick turnaround.


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