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Second survey shows more voters unsure about Proposition 30

September 20, 2012 |  9:03 am

Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposal to temporarily hike upper income and state sales taxes is clinging to an narrow lead, but some supporters seem to be having second thoughts about the plan, according to a new Field Poll.

The survey found 51% of likely voters support Proposition 30, which will be on the November ballot. That number is down slightly from an earlier survey which found 54% of voters in favor of the plan.

While opposition to the proposal has remained steady at about 36%, the number of voters who say they are not sure how they will vote on the measure has gone up to 13%. In July, that number was just 8%.

Proposition 38, a competing income tax increase proposal sponsored by civil rights attorney Molly Munger, trails, with 41% of likely voters lining up for it and 44% against it. Another 15% are undecided.

The survey comes on the day that a Public Policy Institute of California poll also found Proposition 30 with a narrow lead.


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-- Anthony York in Sacramento