65 Percent of Californians Say Legislature Drives Jobs From the State

According to the latest Reason-Rupe poll of 696 Californians, including 508 likely voters, nearly two-thirds of Californians think that laws and regulations passed by the state legislature make it more likely that businesses will move jobs to other states. Twenty-four percent think the California legislature helps create a business friendly environment.

Californians favorable of Gov. Jerry Brown’s job performance also have more confidence in the legislature; 38 percent think the laws and regulations passed in the state promote job creation. Among those unfavorable of the Governor, only 11 percent agree.

Eighty-eight percent of Republicans say the California legislature hurts job creation, 9 percent disagree; significantly more Democrats disagree with a third saying the legislature helps create jobs in the state. Nevertheless, half of Democrats and 70 percent of Independents think that the legislature drives jobs out of the state.

California telephone poll conducted October 11th-15th on both landline and cell phones, 696 adults, margin of error +/- 3.8%. The sample also includes 508 likely voters, with a margin of error of +/- 5.1%. Columns may not add up to 100% due to rounding. Full methodology can be found here. Full poll results found here.

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  • Tim||

    "How many divisions does Reason have?"

  • Almanian's Evil Twin||


  • sarcasmic||

    Democrats are economically illiterate? Wow!

    In other news, water is wet!

  • BarryD||

    Nevertheless, Democrats and Independents continue to vote to send the same fucktards to Sacramento...

  • tarran||

    It's not surprising; they keep voting for these fucktards because they are whipped into a frenzy of fear that other fucktards must be kept out of office, and that the only way to accomplish that goal is to vote for the incumbent fucktard.

    Case in point, John's meltdown over my refusal to vote for that fucktard Scott Brown. John's no idiot; he understands the phenomenon intellectually; but they got to him despite all that.

  • Almanian's Evil Twin||



  • Cytotoxic||

    1) John is right about Brown

    2) What does this have to do with Cali? Are you saying that Cali would just be better off if the people who voted for Donk voted for somebody else? Well maybe. Or maybe the would just elect Hugo Chavez. Cali's problems isn't just tribalism it's basically that the people there are retarded.

  • sarcasmic||

    Red Tony's sidekick comes to the rescue!

    Maybe I'll start calling you Red Tulpa. No, that's a bit harsh. Red MNG? Nah, that's mean. I'll think of something.

  • Almanian's Evil Twin||


  • Restoras||

    ^^This. Too infinity and beyond.^^

  • buddhastalin||

    If Republicans in this state would just moderate their social stances, they could actually win, as Ahnold did for governor.

  • Trevor||

    Just because a poll of people believe it's true doesn't make it so. 8 in 10 Americans also believe angels are real.

  • Restoras||

    Albert Pujols agrees.

  • AlmightyJB||

    Angels are real and working in the porn industry.

  • BarryD||

    I've seen 'em. Bunch of scruffy guys and speedfreak chicks riding choppers. They're totally real. They even have clubhouses.

  • Delroy||

    "Eighty-eight percent of Republicans say the California legislature hurts job creation"

    So they could actually find 9 Republicans in a California survey and 8 of them felt that state legislation hurts job creation.

  • Scruffy Nerfherder||

    It must have been in Orange County

  • Cytotoxic||

    No no no. The 8 or 9 Republicans in the legislature are clearly the to blame for hurting job creation.


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