one by the Public Policy Institute of California and one by LAT/USC offer dispiriting news about the prospects for Proposition 30. The PPIC poll still shows more support than opposition for Prop 30 but its support has fallen below 50% (48% in favor, 44% opposed, 8% undecided). (9) According to the USC/LAT poll the numbers are similar (46% in favor, 42% opposed) (4-5) For a proposition to be trailing a week from an election bodes very, very badly for its passage. Unless there is some turnaround or a more significant effort to get supporters to the polls, both K-12 and Higher Ed will be facing devastating cuts.
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