RELEASE: SurveyUSA Poll Shows Prop 10 Trailing by Double-Digits, October 16, 2018

New Survey Echoes Other Polls Showing Measure Failing by 11 Points

SACRAMENTO – A new poll by SurveyUSA released today for KABC-TV in Los Angeles, KPIX-TV in San Francisco, and KGTV-TV and the Union-Tribune in San Diego shows voters rejecting Proposition 10 by a 35-46 percent margin. Proposition 10 repeals the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act, including protections for tenants and single-family homeowners.

The SurveyUSA poll is the fourth statewide poll showing Prop 10 losing by double-digits. A Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) poll released on September 26th showed the same result, as have several other private polls that have been released. In these polls, Democratic, Republican, and Independent voters all are rejecting Prop 10, as are nearly every geographic and demographic group

“This poll is consistent with all of the other surveys taken on Prop 10 showing that voters are rejecting an initiative that will worsen California’s housing crisis,” notes No on 10 spokesperson Steven Maviglio. “There is broad opposition to this measure that will cause a housing freeze, hurt renters, and diminish the value of single-family homes throughout the state.”

A San Francisco Chronicle article that appears online today titled, “Is rent control the answer to sky-high prices? Bay Area voters skeptical” highlights voter opposition to Proposition 10.

SurveyUSA interviewed 1,200 state of CA adults 10/12/18 through 10/14/18. Of the adults, 964 are registered to vote. Of the registered voters, SurveyUSA determined that 762 had either already returned a ballot or were likely to do so before the 11/06/18 deadline. This research was conducted online.