Gas Tax Repeal, Rent Control Initiative Floundering in Latest Polls

Two of the most controversial measures appearing on the California ballot this November appear to be going down in flames, according to the latest polling from California’s Public Policy Institute.

Proposition 6: Gas Tax Repeal 

Proposition 6 would repeal the gas and diesel tax increases and vehicle fees that were passed by the Legislature last year. The measure, which has been championed by Republicans and taxpayer watchdogs but opposed by a number of local government advocacy groups, garnered just 41% in the latest poll. Even Republican support is tepid. PPIC found that support for the gas tax repeal is at 53% among registered Republicans.

Proposition 10: Repeal of the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act

This ballot measure, which would allow local governments to expand rent control policies throughout California by repealing the 1995 Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act, is also failing by a significant margin, according to PPIC.

“When read the ballot title and label of this measure, 60 percent of likely voters would vote no, while 25 percent would vote yes and 15 percent are undecided,” according to the institute. Support for Prop 10 has been steadily declining since September.

PPIC looked at public opinion on a whole range of initiatives and races this fall. Read the full report here