By Daniel J.B. Mitchell
When the latest opinion poll of the Public Policy Institute of California was released May 20, the media focused on the survey’s implications for this week’s primary races and candidates. But the PPIC poll revealed what should have been obvious in a state with an unemployment rate above 12 percent. What really matters to Californians is jobs.
Over half of the respondents rated the economy and jobs as the most important problem facing the state. The state budget came in a distant second (15 percent). What about education and immigration? Ten percent and 9 percent, respectively. Health care? Three percent.
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