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Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Poll: Voters Opposed to Nunez Term Limits Measure

Though voters in Los Angeles thought it was a good idea to extend term limits for City Council members, voters statewide are not likely to approve an initiative changing the length of terms of members of the State Assembly or Senate.

A poll by the Public Policy Institute of California finds that likely voters overwhelmingly approve of the concept of term limits and handily will reject this measure.

Political consultant for Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez, David Binder, dismisses the poll saying its not consistent with polling they have done.

The poll questions and answers are below.

"The California legislature has operated under term limits since 1990, meaning that members of the state senate and assembly are limited in the number of terms they can hold their elected office. Do you think that term limits are a good thing or a bad thing for CA, or do they make no difference?"

All Adults: Good thing 62% (Dem 56%; Re; 75%; Ind 70%) Likely voters 68%
All Adults: Bad thing 12% (Dem 19%; Rep 9%; Ind 12% ) Likely voters 16%
All Adults: No difference 21% (Dem 20%; Rep 12%, Ind 16%) Likely voters 13%
All Adults Don't know 5%; Likely voters 3%

"Under current term limits, a legislator is allowed to serve six years in the state assembly and eight years in the state senate. Would you favor or oppose a change in term limits that would allow members to serve up to 12 years of total legislative service in either branch?"

Likely Voters: Favor 31%; Oppose 64%; Don't know 5%
All Adults: Favor 29%; Oppose 66%; Don't know 5%


Anonymous Anonymous said:

We see how the LA City Council scheme worked: the most highly paid clowncil members in the nation got their terms extended to twelve years, while -- ooops -- the loophole for the influence peddlers was big enough for a truck (or BMW) to drive through.

We MUST NOT let this fraud work on the statewide level as well.

March 28, 2007 10:23 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Six years it too long for everyone and 12 years is a death sentence for citizens!

Between gerrymandering and the fact that we can't get rid of these crooks, the citizens are screwed.

If the Congress is only allowed 2 years for every Rep...the least we can do in CA is limit ALL terms to 2 years! But first and foremost, we need to throw every member of city council and state assembly out on their asses and start from scratch.

Cut their salaries in half! They don't deserve more than minimum wage. And that's being generous!

This Mexican midget mayor is swindling the taxpayers and the treasury. He needs to be removed immediately! He is committing grand larceny and should be in prison!

March 29, 2007 11:54 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


That was the most idiotic thing I've ever read (and thats saying something).

Do you know how California got into its current budget crisis? Because legislators knew that they would be termed out of office when the fit hit the shan.

And why should Congress' 2 year terms impact term limits in CA? Doesn't make sense...

Or we could go with the...since the US Senate is 6 years, we should limit all terms to 6 years...idiota.

March 29, 2007 2:54 PM  

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