Field Poll shows optimism grows among Californians


Half of Californians think the state is heading in the right direction for the first time in more than a decade. A new Field Poll, released Wednesday, found that 50 percent of those surveyed think the state is on the right track as opposed to 41 percent who think it’s on the wrong track.

That is a massive shift from 2010 when 80 percent of voters felt the state was on the wrong track. Field polls have consistently show voters believing the state was on the wrong track over the last 15 years.

The coastal communities are most likely to be more up beat with 54 percent of voters thinking the state is moving in the right direction. Voters inland still believe the state is heading in the wrong direction by a 51 to 43 percent margin.

Voters have mixed views on the state legislature however, with 42 percent approving of the job they do and 44 percent disapproving.

That is a big improvement over past polls. In the span between 2003 and 2013, the legislature’s approval rated only in the mid 20s.

Voter are inclined to help out K-12 education, with 52 percent saying schools should get the extra money should the state bring in more revenue than expected. That priority was followed by higher education (36 percent), roads and transportation (28 percent) and healthcare (26 percent).

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