Poll: Voters Opposed to Nunez Term Limits Measure
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%