SACRAMENTO (AP) - A new poll finds Californians are more optimistic than they have been in years, which is translating into record ratings for Gov. Jerry Brown and widespread support for his budget.
The Public Policy Institute of California released Wednesday a survey on how Californians view their government.
Californians are supportive of Brown's plan to pay debt and build a cushion rather than restore social services. There's even majority support - 52 percent of likely voters - for extending temporary taxes.
While support grows for elected officials, racial disparities persist in how people view police treatment in communities.
The telephone poll of 1,705 California adults was conducted Jan. 11-20 and had a margin of sampling error of 3.6 percent. The error margin was 4.6 percent for the subgroup of 1,011 likely voters.