Yesterday the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) released poll results about the California water bond. These results vary wildly from the poll Tulchin Research conducted back in February.
Our February 2010 poll showed the water bond losing big—with 55 percent of likely voters indicating they would vote no on the proposed $11 billion bond.
To me, this was an indication that the water bond is in deep trouble. No California bond measure has ever won statewide that started with a majority against it. The poll surveyed 600 likely voters across California, asking respondents to share their opinions after reading the official title and summary as it will appear in voters’ handbook*.
Recently, the PPIC poll asked a question about the water bond which we believe has been misinterpreted to suggest there may be majority support for the water bond, so we wanted to set the record straight.