Awareness remains low for Proposition 1, the $7.5 billion bond to bolster California’s water supply, infrastructure and ecosystems, but early response is largely positive. A new Field Poll indicates that voters are likely to pass the measure, which was added to the November ballot last month in a bipartisan deal that received high political praise.
Twice as many likely voters said they are inclined to vote yes as vote no on the water bond, 52 percent to 27 percent, with the remaining still undecided.
Only about a third of respondents had seen, read or heard anything about Proposition 1 before the poll, but there is an encouraging sign for proponents as campaign season kicks off: Support was even higher among voters with prior awareness, at 57 percent.
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