Public support for Gov. Jerry Brown’s initiative to raise taxes remains below 50 percent, but the measure no longer appears to be on a downward trajectory, leaving Brown within striking distance one week before Election Day, according to a new Field Poll.
Likely voters favor the initiative 48 percent to 38 percent, with 14 percent undecided, according to the poll.
Voters surveyed late last week and early this week were marginally more likely to favor the initiative than those surveyed in previous days. Of voters who have already cast ballots, 54 percent voted for the initiative, the poll found.
“If there was some reason to believe that this thing was sinking, you should have seen it over the course of the two weeks we were interviewing,” poll director Mark DiCamillo said. “It seems to be treading water. … All they need are two or three percentage points, and there’s certainly a sufficient number of undecideds from which to get that.”
The Field Poll follows two other public surveys last week showing support for Proposition 30 dipping below 50 percent. In Field’s last measure, in September, Proposition 30 led 51 percent to 36 percent. <Read more.>