NEW PPIC POLL SHOWS ENCOURAGING LACK OF SUPPORT FOR SPLIT ROLL; CLOSE GOVS RACE

A new PPIC Poll shows that likely voters are divided about the idea of removing property tax protections on commercial property provided by Proposition 13.  According to a release by the poll authors, “a proposed measure would tax commercial properties according to their fair market value but not lift Proposition 13 limits on residential property taxes—creating a ‘split roll’ tax system. While 46 percent favor the idea, 43 percent are opposed and 11 percent don’t know. Support for this proposal is at its lowest point among likely voters since PPIC began asking about it in January 2012 (60% in favor). Today, a majority of Democratic likely voters (53%) are in favor, compared to 45 percent of independent and 34 percent of Republican likely voters. Support is similar among homeowners (47%) and renters (44%).”

The release also addressed support for the candidates vying to replace Governor Brown in November, showing the following support breakdown, “Newsom (23%) and Villaraigosa (21%) are the top two candidates in the June primary for governor, with 24 percent of likely voters undecided. Fewer would vote for Democrat John Chiang (9%), Republican Travis Allen (8%), Republican John Cox (7%), Democrat Delaine Eastin (4%), or Republican Doug Ose (3%).”

Click here to read the full release and see the poll.

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