Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
January 24, 2012

California voters like Gov. Jerry Brown’s idea of making high earners pay more taxes, but otherwise are of mixed minds about solving the state’s chronic budget woes, according to the Public Policy Institute of California’s latest poll on the topic.

Here are a few findings from the poll, released today:

Among likely voters, 40 percent think the budget problem should be solved through a mix of cuts and tax increases, while another 41 percent think it should be solved mostly through spending cuts.

But about half of likely voters oppose Gov. Jerry Brown’s welfare cuts, and 75 percent oppose the school cuts he’s threatened if tax increases don’t pass.

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