California polls show support for Proposition 28 and 29

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May 31, 2012

California

By: Bailey Ludlam

SACRAMENTO, California: The June 5th California primary is days away. Two statewide ballot measures will appear on the ballot before voters.

Proposition 28, if voters approve it, will:[1]

Proposition 29, if voters approve it:[2]

  • the tax on cigarettes in the state will increase by $1.00 per pack. California’s current cigarette tax is 87 cents per pack. The total tax per pack of cigarettes, if Proposition 29 passes, will be $1.87/pack. The additional tax revenue will be used to fund cancer research, smoking reduction programs, and tobacco law enforcement.

Recent polls

Polls for both measures show at least a 60% approval rate.

Proposition 28 (term limits)

See also: California Proposition 28, Change in Term Limits (June 2012)
Date of Poll Pollster In favor Opposed Undecided Number polled
February 21-28, 2012 PPIC 68% 24% 8% 2,001
March 14-19, 2012 By GQR & AV for USC Dornsife/LAT 51% 32% 17% 1,500
May 14-20, 2012 PPIC 62% 29% 9% 2,002
May 17-21, 2012 By GQR & AV for USC Dornsife/LAT 49% 33% 12% 1,002
May 21-29, 2012 Field 50% 28% 22% 608

Proposition 29 (tobacco tax)

See also: California Proposition 29, Tobacco Tax for Cancer Research Act (June 2012)
Date of Poll Pollster In favor Opposed Undecided Number polled
February 21-28, 2012 PPIC 67% 30% 3% 2,001
March 14-19, 2012 By GQR & AV for USC Dornsife/LAT 68% 29% 3% 1,500
May 14-20, 2012 PPIC 53% 42% 5% 2,002
May 17-21, 2012 By GQR & AV for USC Dornsife/LAT 62% 33% 5% 1,002
May 21-29, 2012 Field 50% 42% 8% 608

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