Highlights of the poll include:
- Opposition increases to 71% for SB 9 and 75% for SB 10 after voters learn more about those bills.
- A plurality of 46% say they would view the governor less favorably if he supported SB 9 and SB 10.
- Two in three voters say allowing the removal of single-family homes, and allowing local government to bypass the review process, makes them more likely to oppose. Half say this about lack of affordable housing requirements, and a plurality of 40% about homeless housing requirements.
- Large majorities expect SB 9 and SB 10 to cause negative effects for homeowners (70%) and neighborhoods (67%). Voters are more closely divided on effects on renters (35% positive, 27% negative, 25% equal mix) and housing affordability (28% positive, 39% negative, 23% equal mix), but on both of these voters are more likely to say "very negative" than to say "very positive."
- Key messages that oppose SB 9 and SB 10 rate higher than supporter messages, with three of the five opposition messages convincing to a majority. The strongest arguments among all voters address the negative impact on homeownership, developers driving up housing costs, and lack of affordable housing requirements in SB 9 and SB 10.
- Among endorsers, support from the CA Apartment Owner's Association gets the most reaction, with 54% saying this makes them more likely to oppose.
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