Support plunges for Prop. 30, Gov. Jerry Brown's tax initiative
Original article at The Los Angeles Times by Chris Megerian and Anthony York
Support has plunged for Proposition 30, Gov. Jerry Brown's plan to raise billions of dollars in taxes, a new USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll shows, with less than half of voters planning to cast ballots in favor of the measure.
Only 46% of registered voters now support Brown's initiative, a 9-point drop over the last month, and 42% oppose it. The findings follow a lackluster month of campaigning by the governor, who had spent little time on the stump and found himself fighting off attacks from backers of a separate ballot measure that would raise taxes for schools.
Although Brown recently launched a frantic push for votes, both proposals could fail. Tax measures rarely gain support in the closing days of a campaign.
"If you want schools, police and fire, you have to pay what those services are worth," said Miriam Sherry, 31, of Cupertino.
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