As California newspapers weigh in, Prop 37 is least popular

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October 10, 2012

California

As California's newspapers weigh in with their editorial endorsements on the state's November 6 ballot propositions, patterns are beginning to emerge. Ballotpedia has tracked 27 newspapers. These newspapers have cumulatively made 201 editorial endorsements of the eleven statewide ballot propositions on the November 6, 2012 ballot. Some of the newspapers have not yet weighed in on all eleven propositions; if and when they do, that will be a total of 297 endorsements. The 201 editorial endorsements made thus far represents 67.68% of the total number of endorsements that might ultimately be made, if each of the 27 newspapers states an opinion on each of the eleven ballot propositions.

Not surprisingly, Proposition 40 is the proposition that earns the highest degree of support from the state's editorial writers. Twenty of them say "yes," while no newspaper has yet weighed in with a "no" suggestion. Even the group that got the signatures to put Proposition 40 on the ballot has changed their mind about it.

Among propositions where there is a genuine contest, Proposition 36, which will change the state's "Three Strikes" law, is the most popular with the state's newspaper editorial boards. It has been given a "Vote Yes!" signal from eighteen newspapers, while only two think voters should reject it.

Meanwhile, Proposition 37, which would require that genetically engineered foods be labeled, is the least popular proposition with newspaper editorial boards. Nineteen of them say "No!," while three say "yes."

Chart of endorsements

Newspaper Prop 30 Prop 31 Prop 32 Prop 33 Prop 34 Prop 35 Prop 36 Prop 37 Prop 38 Prop 39 Prop 40
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Fresno Bee Category:Ballot measure endorsements Circle thumbs down.png Circle thumbs down.png Category:Ballot measure endorsements Circle thumbs down.png Category:Ballot measure endorsements Category:Ballot measure endorsements
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Long Beach Press-Telegram Category:Ballot measure endorsements Category:Ballot measure endorsements Circle thumbs down.png Category:Ballot measure endorsements Circle thumbs down.png Circle thumbs down.png
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Merced Sun-Star Circle thumbs down.png Circle thumbs down.png Circle thumbs down.png Circle thumbs down.png Category:Ballot measure endorsements Category:Ballot measure endorsements
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North County Times Circle thumbs down.png Circle thumbs down.png Category:Ballot measure endorsements Circle thumbs down.png Category:Ballot measure endorsements Category:Ballot measure endorsements Category:Ballot measure endorsements Circle thumbs down.png Category:Ballot measure endorsements
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Redding Record Searchlight Category:Ballot measure endorsements Category:Ballot measure endorsements Category:Ballot measure endorsements Category:Ballot measure endorsements Category:Ballot measure endorsements Category:Ballot measure endorsements Circle thumbs down.png Circle thumbs down.png Circle thumbs down.png Category:Ballot measure endorsements Category:Ballot measure endorsements
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San Bernardino Sun Category:Ballot measure endorsements Category:Ballot measure endorsements Circle thumbs down.png Category:Ballot measure endorsements Circle thumbs down.png Circle thumbs down.png
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San Francisco Bay Guardian Category:Ballot measure endorsements Circle thumbs down.png Circle thumbs down.png Circle thumbs down.png Category:Ballot measure endorsements Circle thumbs down.png Category:Ballot measure endorsements Category:Ballot measure endorsements Category:Ballot measure endorsements Category:Ballot measure endorsements Category:Ballot measure endorsements
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San Jose Mercury News Category:Ballot measure endorsements Category:Ballot measure endorsements Circle thumbs down.png Circle thumbs down.png Category:Ballot measure endorsements Category:Ballot measure endorsements Category:Ballot measure endorsements Circle thumbs down.png Circle thumbs down.png Category:Ballot measure endorsements Category:Ballot measure endorsements
Santa Cruz Sentinel Circle thumbs down.png Circle thumbs down.png Circle thumbs down.png Category:Ballot measure endorsements Circle thumbs down.png Category:Ballot measure endorsements Category:Ballot measure endorsements
Vallejo Times-Herald Category:Ballot measure endorsements
Ventura County Star Category:Ballot measure endorsements Circle thumbs down.png Circle thumbs down.png Circle thumbs down.png Category:Ballot measure endorsements Circle thumbs down.png Circle thumbs down.png Circle thumbs down.png Circle thumbs down.png Circle thumbs down.png Category:Ballot measure endorsements
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