A USC Price-Schwarzenegger California Issues Poll conducted in the first half of February found that Sanders was the top choice among likely Democratic primary voters at 29.2%, with Biden in second at 21.4%, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren at 20.2%, Bloomberg at 7.7%, Buttigieg at 5.8%, and Klobuchar at 2.7%. Based on that poll, it is plausible that “Sanders could beat the 15% delegate threshold while all these other candidates get just under 15% of the delegate total. If one’s goal is to stop Bernie Sanders, it makes sense for one candidate to emerge as the focal point of the stop Bernie group,” Grose said. Washington Examiner
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Although still in its infancy, the USC Schwarzenegger Institute has already generated extensive media coverage in connection with its mission and activities.
L.A. County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Dean Logan said in a Tuesday night press conference that his office had considered going to court to extend the hours, but felt that would not be appropriate since voters were already at the vote centers. CBS Local
Ferozmente progressista, a Califórnia decidiu voltar este ano ao centro da batalha pela Presidência dos Estados Unidos, e sua primária na próxima terça-feira (3) será fundamental na eleição do adversário democrata de Donald Trump em novembro nas urnas.
O estado mais populoso do país teve pouco a dizer no ciclo eleitoral de 2016, já que suas primárias foram em junho, quando o quadro político estava praticamente decidido. Dinheiro
As Californians prepare to hit the polls on Super Tuesday next week a recent USC poll identified homelessness as the number one issue voters care about most. And one local Republican candidate is hoping to use that to his advantage in his battle to unseat Congressman, Adam Schiff. Fox 11 Los Angeles
Left-leaning California has thrust itself back into the heart of the fight for the presidency in 2020, casting a potentially decisive vote Tuesday in the Democratic nominee to face Donald Trump. Yahoo News
Gov. Gavin Newsom devoted most of his State of the State address this month to California’s ever-growing crisis of homelessness, outlining a broad new approach and pledging that he will make it work. “I don’t think homelessness can be solved,” he concluded, “I know homelessness can be solved. This is our cause. This is our calling.” Cal Matters
Only 38% of Los Angeles County voters surveyed in a USC poll released last week knew there had been changes made to the way in which they’ll vote in the upcoming election. Los Angeles Times
New research is painting a troubling picture about whether Angelenos know about the new vote centers, spelled out in a 2016 law called the Voter’s Choice Act. On Thursday, the USC Price-Schwarzenegger Institute published results from its California Issues Poll showing just over 37% of likely voters in the 15 counties implementing Voter’s Choice Act changes in 2020 were aware that where and how to cast ballots was changing. In Los Angeles, 62.2% either didn’t know about the changes or couldn’t answer the question. In contrast, over half of respondents (51%) in Orange County knew about the changes. The Latest
A majority of Californians say they are OK with clearing out homeless camps, they just don’t want President Donald Trump to do it.
The poll, from the University of Southern California Sol Price School of Public Policy and the USC Schwarzenegger Institute, found that nearly 52 percent of those surveyed either agreed or strongly agreed that they support removing homeless tent encampments from public spaces. The Fresno Bee
Roughly a quarter of all homeless Americans live in California, where the rate of homelessness has increased 16 percent in the past year. Facing pressure from his constituents and President Trump, Gov. Gavin Newsom has made the issue his top priority and proposed an array of potential policy solutions. John Yang sits down with Anita Chabria of the Los Angeles Times to discuss the details. PBS News Hour