PPIC Poll: Economic Worries Crowding Out Big Issues In California

SACRAMENTO — The still-stagnant economy is weighing so heavily on Californians’ minds that it’s crowding out other top issues such as immigration, gun control and climate change — and is stifling support for major statewide initiatives such as high-speed rail and a Central Valley water project.
In a survey released Wednesday by the Public Policy Institute of California, nearly three-quarters of likely voters — 71 percent — said taming the federal deficit should be an essential priority for Congress this year.
In comparison, 52 percent consider policy changes in immigration to be essential; 42 percent think new gun control policies are essential; and 33 percent think the same for climate change policies.

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