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The latest USC Schwarzenegger Institute-USC Price California Issues Poll provides a snapshot of California voters’ attitudes ahead of this year’s midterm elections.(Photo/Edmond Dantès via Pexels)

USC poll highlights the economy, homelessness and violence against election workers as top voter issues

A recent USC Price poll shows that Golden State voters agree on many issues, such as concerns about inflation and homelessness, but that they are significantly divided on questions about free speech and environmental regulation.

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When provided specific names of who may replace Sen. Kamala Harris in the Senate, California Rep. Barbara Lee leads the pack. However, most voters aren’t aware of the likely top candidates. (Photo/Pixabay)

California voters want a ‘fresh and new voice’ in the U.S. Senate

With Kamala Harris poised to become vice president, almost half of California voters want someone with no experience in Washington or Sacramento to fill the Senate vacancy, the USC Schwarzenegger Institute’s latest poll finds.

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Former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson and former Gov. Gray Davis at the homelessness summit. (USC Photo/Tom Queally)

Homelessness summit explores solutions to what voters consider California’s biggest problem

Former Govs. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Gray Davis, L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti and Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson were among the federal, state and local leaders to converge at the USC gathering.