Barack Obama's lead in California stays solid, poll shows

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  • Tom in CA Vallejo, CA
    May 30, 2012 3:33 p.m.

    In baseball terms - this is a decoy. Intended to "fake out" anyone intending to vote for Romney. CA could be a red state if every registered republican would cast a ballot on Nov 6.

    Don't let propaganda like this fool you.

  • New to Utah PAYSON, UT
    May 30, 2012 12:46 p.m.

    Utah should wake up and be careful to not fall into the liberal democrat welfare state that California has become. It is really scarry to see the once great Golden State now bankrupt with a debt and deficits about as wide as the Pacific Ocean.

  • Kathleen3 WARMINSTER, PA
    May 30, 2012 8:15 a.m.

    No coincidence that the two states, California and New York, listed as having the highest migration are both staunch Obama (Democratic) supporters. Both states are turning into the equivalent of third world countries and both are governed by Democrats.

  • Disco Vega MoTown, CA
    May 30, 2012 6:34 a.m.

    Ai would not put too much faith in this liberals paper article. The only places CA is liberal is in LA and SFO, other than that's the state is conservative. The only reason the LA Times is writing this article is because they BO is in deep trouble even in CA.

    CA is in trouble financially because the liberal democrat legislatures in Sacramento have made the state a welfare body works in CA and most are on dole not to mention all the illegas who are sucking every government system dry and the liberals are allowing it to happen.

    Also, the state also has an over 50% unemployqment rate. Lesson to be learned....only give goods and services those who earn it.

  • Rifleman Salt Lake City, Utah
    May 30, 2012 5:50 a.m.

    Re: williary Kearns, UT
    "What a waste of time. Neither campaign will spend any money in California. Why even bring it up?"

    Because the Left Coast (California) is a perfect example of the liberal mentality, and the associated consequences. They are drowning in a sea of red ink, can't even be honest about a budget they don't have money to fund, and fail to understand that when you borrow money you have to pay it back ..... with interest.

  • Meadow Lark Mark IDAHO FALLS, ID
    May 29, 2012 6:24 p.m.

    Though I probably can agree with what you have said about California, the people there just keep believing Obama. They don't care what reality is. They think Obama can save them. I think this is what is so dangerous--overload all of the government systems until the whole thing fails. I guess I do worry a lot. We need in the worst way to get rid of Obama.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    May 29, 2012 3:57 p.m.

    California is transforming into a Mexico, and soon most will be in poverty. Can't figure out how to vote in quality, and honest leadership. Go on Barack--"make their day".

  • williary Kearns, UT
    May 29, 2012 3:35 p.m.

    What a waste of time. Neither campaign will spend any money in California. Why even bring it up? Did someone believe Mitt had a chance to break into California?

  • Rifleman Salt Lake City, Utah
    May 29, 2012 3:26 p.m.

    California, the state that raided their 9/11 funds which were collected and designated for families of victims of 9/11 but which were used instead to try and help plug the state's budget deficit.

    It's no wonder that liberals in California supports Obama. It makes perfect sense ..... to them.

  • Rifleman Salt Lake City, Utah
    May 29, 2012 12:04 p.m.

    California, the state that started off with a $9.2 billion dollar deficit for 2012 that quickly ballooned to $16 billion. It is no wonder that California supports Obama. They want things they can't afford and which expect their children to pay for.

  • don17 Temecula, CA
    May 29, 2012 11:50 a.m.

    Just because California follows the left plan and Obama does not mean it is good for the nation! This state needs a leader willing to make cuts and not be beholding to the unions of any type! In California it costs 3 times as much as in Texas to house a prisoner? Why? Prison Guard Union! In California they pay the highest teachers salaries but have the highest drop out rate! Why? The Teachers union! In California state employee counts have rocketed up even with a declining population. 30-40 percent increase in state employees over the past ten years? Why? State Employee union! Unions dumped tens of millions into Jerry Brown's campaign as well as into the Assembly members campaigns and all it gets us is more debt and sweetheart deals to their supporters at the expense of the average citizen! That is the model Obama is working with! It does not work! look at Illinois they have the same plan! High taxes(raised a third this past year, declines in business and huge debt! The spending plans on the left don't work and Obama has proved that for going on 4 years! He has failed!

  • don17 Temecula, CA
    May 29, 2012 11:35 a.m.

    Again if California and the Democrat philosophy is the answer why is it that 1/3 of all those on Food Stamps live in California but California represents 12 percent of the US population. California wants to spend 219 billion to build a high speed rail line using Federal and State dollars that will still leave tickets more expensive than airfare. The Governor says enough people will ride to make it profitable but yet systems in New York City, Chicago and Toyko fail to turn a profit in dense metro areas with ridership exceeding 37 percent of the population! California is surviving with smoke and mirros and its past reputation! California has chased the entire Airplane industry out which used to be the largest area for airline employment! Over regulated and over taxed and the state is cracking apart! Los Angeles(240 million dollar deficit) and it's schools(300 million dollar deficit) are broke with 70 percent failing to graduate! The streets are filthy every street corner has someone in need, thousands now mull around the Salvation Army center but, President Obama calls the Los Angeles mayor the best in the United States! Really? By what standards?

  • don17 Temecula, CA
    May 29, 2012 11:23 a.m.

    If the people of California were so smart about politics in general then why is California so bad off? California leads the Democrat trends year after year, but rational people see what is happening in California! California has a 11 percent unemployment rate for those getting benefits but it is a fact that unemployment in California is 15.9 percent. California's deficit this year is running at 16 billion after the legislature and Governor had predicted just a few short months ago it would decline! California has 600 billion in unfunded mandates. If tax increases were the answer this state would not be in this mess. California has the highest income tax rate! Make 45 k and pay 9 plus percent to the State! And they want a larger increase this year! Try a 13 percent rate. California spends over 1/2 of all taxes taken in on Education yet over 50 percent of kids state wide fail to graduate! 1 million people left the state since 2000 and California lost 2 electoral votes/House seats. 1/3 of all the millionaires left the state after the last tax increase! 6,000 businesses left the state this past year.

  • don17 Temecula, CA
    May 29, 2012 11:10 a.m.

    Just another attack on Mitt Romney by a reporter at a left wing paper. The report fails to state that in State after State President Obama has been pressed to win that State's delegates running against nameless opponents including prisoners! Oklahoma, Kentucky, West Virginia, Virginia and ect .. the President is getting a wake up call in the voting booth. In some cases losing over 40 percent of the vote!

    President Obama has his running mate, Mitt Romney does not! What happens if Romney picks a prominent Latino? Maybe 3 million votes switch in California. As more and more Asian and Mexican citizens in California find out how the President's policies have hurt their ability to help their families overseas they will switch too! Voters in California have repeatedly the last two years struck down attemps by the Democrat Assembly and Governor to raise taxes through legislation and by Propositions! Failing to report loses for tax increases of 66-70 percent on economic issues and taxes does not bode well for the President!

    Neither does 46.6 million on Food Stamps, 23.5 million unemployed and pay to play loan guarantees to failed President approved bankrupted companies! Obama Failed!

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    May 29, 2012 10:46 a.m.

    California will continue to suffer, because they keep doing the something over and over again.