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E-152 - Thursday, October 3, 2019, presented by SYASLPartners

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MONEY MATTERS: This is the space where we look at interesting contributions to party committees or non-capped "ballot measure" committee accounts affiliated with legislators. Standard contributions to candidate committees up to the 2020 limit of $9,400 for primary and general are not included.

  • AD28: California Medical Association $15,000 to Committee to Innovate for California's Future, Evan Low Ballot Measure Committee


  • AD37 (Santa Barbara): added nonprofit director Elsa Granados (D)


  • Poll position
  • Cakeday and Classifieds

Happy Thursday!

POLL POSITION: PPIC is out with its statewide survey.

Among likely voters, the results are:

Job approval:

  • Governor Gavin Newsom: 43% approve, 44% disapprove, 13% don't know
  • Legislature: 38% approve, 51% disapprove, 11% don't know

Gavin's approval has been 43-47% since his inauguration.

California generally:

  • right direction: 41%
  • wrong direction: 54%
  • don't know: 5%

That's a big drop from January, which found 51% for right direction and 45% for wrong direction.

California economic conditions over next 12 months:

  • good times: 37%
  • bad times: 54%
  • don't know: 10%

Those numbers are horrible, with a drop from September 2018 of "good times" of 18 points from 55%.

Most important issue facing Californians (open-ended question):

  • homelessness: 16%
  • jobs, economy: 13%
  • housing costs, availability: 11%
  • immigration, illegal immigration: 11%
  • environment, pollution, global warming: 10%

Democratic presidential nomination (asked of likely Dem and Dem-leaning independents):

  • Joe Biden: 22%
  • Cory Booker: 2%
  • Pete Buttigieg: 6%
  • Julian Castro: 2%
  • Kamala Harris: 8%
  • Amy Klobuchar: 1%
  • Beto O’Rourke: 1%
  • Bernie Sanders: 21%
  • Tom Steyer: 1%
  • Elizabeth Warren: 23%
  • Andrew Yang: 3%
  • Other: 3%
  • Don’t know: 9%

$15 billion preK-university facilities bond:

  • Support: 54%
  • Oppose: 40%
  • Don't know: 6%

Hypothetical water bond:

  • Support: 57%
  • Oppose: 31%
  • Don't know: 12%

Tax commercial properties at market rate with some of the funding going to K-12 schools:

  • Support: 47%
  • Oppose: 45%
  • Don't know: 8%

[n=1,705 California residents; landline/cell; English/Spanish; September 16-25; MOE +/-3.2%; likely voters 1,031; MOE for likely +/-4.2%]

CA50 (East San Diego) poll after the jump...

CA50 (East San Diego): For what it's worth, Survey USA is out with a poll for the San Diego Union-Tribune on Rep. Duncan Hunter's congressional seat.

  • Ammar Campa-Najjar (D): 31%
  • Carl DeMaio (R): 20%
  • David Edick Jr.: 1%
  • Helen Horvath (NPP): 2%
  • Duncan Hunter (R): 11%
  • Darrell Issa (R): 16%
  • Brian Jones (R): 4%
  • undecided: 15%

CAKEDAY and CLASSIFIEDS after the jump...

Probolsky Research

#CAKEDAY: Happy birthday to Al Austin, Congresswoman Karen Bass, and Tim Steed!


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CSU: Director of State Relations (Sacramento)

Join our team at the California State University, Office of the Chancellor, and make a difference in providing access to higher education. We are currently seeking experienced candidates for the position of Director of State Relations. For details and to apply:

Opinion Research Analyst (Newport Beach, CA)

Probolsky Research is hiring a full time research analyst. We are a market and opinion research company based in Newport Beach, California. We are woman and Latina-owned. We are non-partisan, independent researchers passionate about accuracy, data security, and using storytelling to make data usable.

The Research Analyst is responsible for facilitating market and opinion research projects from instrument design to project fulfillment, final research deliverables and presentation to client.

View job requirements and how to apply here:

Campaign Manager Wanted
Local Central Valley campaign looking for a Campaign Manager to manage day-to-day operations. Position is located in the Central Valley. Prior campaign management or leadership a must. $3,000/month. Please send resume and 2 references to

Alliance for Children's Rights: Policy Assistant (Sacramento)

The Alliance for Children’s Rights seeks to hire a well-organized, energetic and motivated full-time Policy Assistant. The Policy Assistant will provide administrative and organizational support for our Sacramento policy program. The job duties will include administrative and clerical support, coordination of the Alliance’s policy projects and special projects including events management, trainings, bill and grant deliverables tracking, scheduling, and research and analysis of legislative and regulatory proposals.

The Alliance’s Policy Program is based in Sacramento and works with Alliance program staff to identify and track child welfare practices that adversely impact our clients and helps to establish and implement responses to those practices which include legislative and regulatory advocacy, impact litigation and other reform efforts.

full description and application info

Effective lobbying is never simple but...

A bill's journey through the legislature is rarely simple or easy. Each step can be critical. Ray LeBov, a 45 year Capitol veteran, has been teaching how to successfully navigate the legislative terrain through his Capitol Seminars to high praise for more than a decade. Those interested in learning how things in that arena really work and how to prosper in the complex legislative environment should register here for his next lobbying seminars on October 3-4. For these dates, future dates or curriculum info feel free to call (916)-442-5009.

CalDesal: Executive Director

CalDesal, a 501(c)(6) nonprofit corporation dedicated to advancing the responsible development of groundwater desalination, ocean desalination, and salinity management activities to help meet the State’s water supply challenges, wishes to contract with an individual or firm for Executive Director Services. The ideal candidate will possess strong leadership as well as the marketing, communication, and administrative skills necessary to successfully manage the organization and implement its objectives.

For more information, go to Proposals must be received by Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.

The McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific

The McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, offers the Master of Public Administration (MPA) and the Master of Public Policy (MPP) degrees to both full-time students and those earning a professional degree while working. Our focus on the interconnections of law, policy, management, and leadership provides unique competencies for your success. Students gain a foundation in statutory interpretation and regulatory processes critical to governance. Learn at a beautiful campus three miles from the State Capitol: or

Political Data Inc.
For 30 Years PDI has been California’s premier data vendor. Now, you can get live online trainings on the newest PDI software every week: