On behalf of the Los Angeles Times and the University of Southern California, Greenberg Quinlan Rosner and American Viewpoint conducted a random survey of 1,515 registered voters in California from March 23-30, 2010. The poll questioned voters about a variety of policy issues as well as the political landscape in California and nationwide. The margin of error was +/- 2.6%.
Two-thirds of California voters support a path to citizenship; 70% support an expanded tempotary-worker program. When presented with different policy options including a temporary worker program, a path to citizenship and a Proposition 187-like proposal, 70% of respondents supported an expanded guest-worker proposal and 67% supported creating a path to citizenship for those who pay fines and back taxes and learn English.
By a slim margin, California voters oppose proposals to deny social services to undocumented immigrants. By a 45%-47% margin voters were split over a Proposition 187-like proposal to deny all social services to the state’s undocumented population.