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Defying the Odds

Defying the Odds
New book about the 2016 election.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

CA: A Poll on Health and Politics

A Los Angeles Times/USC poll shows that Californians seem to be outliers in the health care debate, showing support for a measure that gets opposition elsewhere.

In the race for senator, they were with Democrat Barbara Boxer, a political figure whom many of them grew up with and who shares their social profile.

In the race for governor, they were inclined toward Republican Meg Whitman, whose ads -- which do not mention her party and are big on efficiency and shaking up the status quo -- appeal to their secular political views. The Democrat in the race, Jerry Brown, will turn 72 this week and left office before many of the nonpartisans were either born or living here. Thirty-nine percent couldn't identify him, far more than Democrats or Republicans.