Poll: Californians like idea of part-time Legislature

Capitol Weekly just published results of its quarterly survey and apparently, Californians like the idea of a part-time Legislature and open primaries.

Here is the top of the Weekly’s story:

About half of Californians support the concept of a part-time Legislature, and are similarly divided about changing state elections to make them less partisan, according to a new Capitol Weekly/Probolsky Research Poll.

The survey also found that more than half of those polled – 53 percent – believe that at least some environmental regulations should be eased in order to expedite infrastructure construction projects and take advantage of a looming federal economic stimulus package. Estimates of California’s potential share of that federal funding range from $37 billion to $42 billion, or more.

Click here to read the full poll.

Pollsters interviewed 752 residents by telephone. The poll has an error rate of plus/minus 3.7 percent.

Lisa Vorderbrueggen