CALIFORNIA: NEWSOM, TAXES
Among voters statewide
Newsom rating on coronavirus: Overall, do you strongly approve, somewhat approve, somewhat disapprove, or strongly disapprove of Governor Gavin Newsom’s handling of the Coronavirus emergency?
RON’S COMMENT: First-term Gov. Newsom is receiving rave reviews from voters in the state on his handling of the coronavirus. 90% of Democrats, 75% of independents and even 72% of Republicans give this Democrat good marks.
Raise taxes: Some say California needs to raise taxes to fund services and relief efforts around coronavirus, and to shore up the state’s finances hurt by the economic crisis. Others say California doesn’t need to raise taxes right now, because it would hurt consumers, taxpayers, and the economy as we try to recover. Which comes closer to your point of view?
Raise taxes: 11%
Do NOT raise taxes: 80%
Not sure: 8%
RON’S COMMENT: Californians have no appetite for more taxes to shore up state finances. 77% of Democrats, 87% of Republicans and 83% of independents oppose more taxes.