September 21, 2016
The Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) has issued new poll results showing support for Proposition 51 below 50%. Click here to view.
We need 50% plus one vote for Proposition 51 to pass on November 8, 2016. The poll shows Proposition 51 at 47% likely voters in support and 43% opposed. This is in stark contrast to the April 2016 PPIC poll, which showed 63% of likely voters supporting the measure.
Direct, targeted voter contact is critical to the success of Proposition 51. We can still win, but we need to get the message out to voters. This has been clear since we qualified for the ballot: voters will support Proposition 51 if they know about it and hear positive messages about it. Absent that education, which is dependent on a robust campaign, they will sadly vote no.
The Californians for Quality Schools (CQS) campaign is below its minimum budget for voter contact by 30%. CQS needs another $3 million to appropriately fund the campaign or the $9 billion (including $2 billion for community college projects) will be lost.
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