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Support slips for Brown’s tax initiative

The latest USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences/Los Angeles Times Poll finds that approval for Brown’s tax initiative fell 5 percentage points.
Photo: The latest USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences/Los Angeles Times Poll finds that approval for Brown’s tax initiative fell 5 percentage points.

Confronted with a larger-than-expected budget deficit, a majority of California voters continue to support Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed November ballot initiative that would temporarily raise the state sales tax and income tax on high earners in the state – but this support shows signs of slipping.

Gay marriage not a key issue for 75 percent of California voters

USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times Poll shows that gay marriage is not a key issue for majority of CA voters in the upcoming election.
Photo: The latest USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times Poll shows that a majority of California voters who support Mitt Romney in November’s presidential election consider their decision to be a vote against President Obama rather than one on behalf of Romney. (Photo/Peter Mautsch)

The overwhelming majority of California voters said gay marriage would not be a major issue or just one of many factors they would consider at the ballot box, according to the latest USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times Poll.