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August 1, 2000
If November doesn't turn out as Republicans would like, they have some ideas for a candidate in 2004. Sen. John McCain of Arizona was tops among 22% of GOP respondents in a new Times poll, followed by presumptive vice presidential candidate Dick Cheney and former Republican candidate Elizabeth Hanford Dole. Hedging their bets Of the groups that have donated to both the Republican and Democratic conventions, here is a list of the largest estimated donations.
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NATIONAL
August 24, 2012 | By James Rainey, Los Angeles Times
Facebook and Internet portals such as Google and Yahoo increasingly provide Americans their gateway for news, but the bulk of voters who catch up on current events daily turn to traditional sources, particularly local television stations, according to a nationwide poll. Traditional news sources on TV and in print also remain more trusted than the burgeoning alternative ecosystem of blogs, late-night comedy shows and social media outlets, the USC Annenberg/Los Angeles Times Poll on Politics and the Press found.
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NEWS
November 21, 1999 | RONALD BROWNSTEIN, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
George W. Bush and Al Gore both hold substantial leads among voters nationwide in the race for their parties' presidential nominations, according to a new Times Poll. But each man is facing a much more competitive contest in the critical first primary state of New Hampshire that could instantly reshape the national landscape, the survey also found. In all, the poll found Vice President Gore in a much more tenuous position than Bush.
NATIONAL
August 23, 2012 | By David Lauter, Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON - With his running mate in place and his nominating convention looming, Republican Mitt Romney narrowly trails President Obama, according to a new nationwide poll of likely voters. Obama leads 48% to 45% among all registered voters in the survey and by 48% to 46% among those considered likely to vote, according to the USC Annenberg/Los Angeles Times poll on Politics and the Press. While those results are within the poll's margin of error, they speak to the remarkable stability of the presidential race, in which Obama has held a small lead in most polls since April.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 21, 1997
In advance of Monday night's launch of the fall season, The Times surveyed 1,258 American adults for their views on the state of television. They were asked about their own viewing habits and their children's, whether there is too much sex and violence on the airwaves, whether government should take a greater role in policing programs, even how frequently they zap out commercials with their remote controls, among other questions. See A1 for the story and the numbers.
NEWS
January 24, 1995
A Majority Critical of Nation's Direction Of those Americans who believe the country is on the wrong track, crime and family breakdown are the reasons they cite most often. Do you think things in this country are generally going in the right direction or are they seriously off on the wrong track? Right direction: 35% Wrong track: 55% Don't know: 10% Why do you say things in this country are going in the right direction?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 15, 1992 | BARRY M. HORSTMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Underlining concern over San Diego's escalating violence, nearly three-quarters of city residents support the idea of a special tax to hire more police officers, a Los Angeles Times Poll found.
NEWS
May 12, 1988 | CHRIS WOODYARD, Times Staff Writer
Mayor Ernie Kell has capitalized on his name recognition and his association with the rebuilding of downtown to forge a commanding lead over Councilwoman Jan Hall in the race for citywide elected mayor, a Los Angeles Times Poll has found. Striving to shed his figurehead appointive title and move into the newly created full-time mayor's job, Kell also has been far more successful than Hall in picking up support from voters who backed Luanne Pryor in last month's primary election.
NEWS
May 15, 1988 | CHRIS WOODYARD, Times Staff Writer
Crime and drugs--a deadly combination threatening a community in the midst of a redevelopment renaissance--are viewed by voters as the two biggest problems facing the city, according to a Los Angeles Times Poll. The growing scourge of gang warfare also ranked high on the list, indicating that personal safety issues are foremost in the minds of poll respondents. In combatting crime, the Police Department won particularly high marks.
BUSINESS
May 31, 2012 | By Alana Semuels, Los Angeles Times
Longer hours, less pay, higher costs for benefits. Those are some of the ways the workplace has changed for many Californians in the wake of the economic downturn, according to a new USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times Poll . More than a third of those surveyed said their workplace conditions had gotten worse in the last year. More than half said they or someone they know had experienced reduced wages or hours at work. It's a natural consequence of an economic downturn - when layoffs occur, those left at work are asked to take on more responsibilities.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 2, 2012 | By Ralph Vartabedian, Los Angeles Times
California voters are losing faith in a proposed $68-billion bullet train project, saying the state has higher priorities, they would seldom use the service and they would halt public borrowing for construction if they could, a USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll found. A strong majority of voters have turned against the project just as Gov. Jerry Brown is pressuring the Legislature to green-light the start of construction in the Central Valley later this year, a major step in the plan to connect Los Angeles and San Francisco with high-speed rail service by about 2028.
BUSINESS
May 31, 2012 | By Alana Semuels, Los Angeles Times
Longer hours, less pay, higher costs for benefits. Those are some of the ways the workplace has changed for many Californians in the wake of the economic downturn, according to a new USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times Poll . More than a third of those surveyed said their workplace conditions had gotten worse in the last year. More than half said they or someone they know had experienced reduced wages or hours at work. It's a natural consequence of an economic downturn - when layoffs occur, those left at work are asked to take on more responsibilities.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 18, 2011 | By Howard Blume, Los Angeles Times
Charter schools have won over about half of California voters, but these independent, non-traditional public schools are not widely viewed as the solution to the state's education problems, according to a new poll. Among those surveyed in the USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll , 52% had a favorable opinion about charters; only 12% had an unfavorable impression. Asked whether charter schools or traditional schools provided a better education, 48% gave superior marks to charters; 24% considered traditional schools more effective.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 19, 2010 | By Cathleen Decker, Los Angeles Times
The road to redemption for the Republican Party in California may be even rougher than November's statewide electoral drubbing indicated, as a new Los Angeles Times/USC poll shows a deep reluctance among many voters to side with a GOP candidate and broad swaths of the state holding views on government's role that conflict with Republican tenets. California voters surveyed in the poll repudiated the party's stance on illegal immigration by endorsing a host of positions intended to make it easier for the undocumented to gain legal status.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 2, 2002 | MICHAEL FINNEGAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A month into the campaign over secession, voters citywide are leaning against breaking the San Fernando Valley away from Los Angeles and overwhelmingly oppose independence for Hollywood, according to a Los Angeles Times poll. Secession remains popular in the Valley. After hearing a summary of arguments for and against secession, voters there said they favor a split from Los Angeles, 52% to 37%.
NEWS
August 1, 2000
If November doesn't turn out as Republicans would like, they have some ideas for a candidate in 2004. Sen. John McCain of Arizona was tops among 22% of GOP respondents in a new Times poll, followed by presumptive vice presidential candidate Dick Cheney and former Republican candidate Elizabeth Hanford Dole. Hedging their bets Of the groups that have donated to both the Republican and Democratic conventions, here is a list of the largest estimated donations.
NATIONAL
August 23, 2012 | By David Lauter, Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON - With his running mate in place and his nominating convention looming, Republican Mitt Romney narrowly trails President Obama, according to a new nationwide poll of likely voters. Obama leads 48% to 45% among all registered voters in the survey and by 48% to 46% among those considered likely to vote, according to the USC Annenberg/Los Angeles Times poll on Politics and the Press. While those results are within the poll's margin of error, they speak to the remarkable stability of the presidential race, in which Obama has held a small lead in most polls since April.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 18, 2011 | By Howard Blume, Los Angeles Times
Charter schools have won over about half of California voters, but these independent, non-traditional public schools are not widely viewed as the solution to the state's education problems, according to a new poll. Among those surveyed in the USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll , 52% had a favorable opinion about charters; only 12% had an unfavorable impression. Asked whether charter schools or traditional schools provided a better education, 48% gave superior marks to charters; 24% considered traditional schools more effective.
NEWS
November 21, 1999 | RONALD BROWNSTEIN, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
George W. Bush and Al Gore both hold substantial leads among voters nationwide in the race for their parties' presidential nominations, according to a new Times Poll. But each man is facing a much more competitive contest in the critical first primary state of New Hampshire that could instantly reshape the national landscape, the survey also found. In all, the poll found Vice President Gore in a much more tenuous position than Bush.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 21, 1997
In advance of Monday night's launch of the fall season, The Times surveyed 1,258 American adults for their views on the state of television. They were asked about their own viewing habits and their children's, whether there is too much sex and violence on the airwaves, whether government should take a greater role in policing programs, even how frequently they zap out commercials with their remote controls, among other questions. See A1 for the story and the numbers.
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