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Election 2012

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Obama Leads in Calif.

October 30, 2012

President Obama maintains a commanding lead over Mitt Romney with California voters, finds the new USC Dornsife/L.A. Times Poll.

California for Obama, Despite Gas Prices

March 26, 2012

The USC Dornsife/L.A. Times Poll finds President Obama’s job performance rating at its highest among California voters since 2010.

Californians Willing
To Raise Taxes

March 26, 2012

Voters favor raising sales taxes and taxes on the wealthy if the money goes to public schools, community colleges and public safety, poll finds.

Post-Midterms: The Pulse of Californians

November 19, 2010

After a midterm election that saw Republicans make big gains, a new USC College/L.A. Times Poll peeks into the minds of California voters, with a special look at Latinos and Asian Americans. How did they vote? What do they think of immigration? What should Governor-
Elect Jerry Brown tackle first?

College for Immigrants

November 19, 2010

Calif. law letting illegal immigrants pay in-state tuition must be backed by the federal DREAM Act, to help the U.S. economy, says Jody Agius Vallejo.

November Initiatives

October 15, 2010

Next month’s ballot measures focus on everything but the economy, according
to USC’s Initiative
and Referendum Institute.

Climate Policy & Jobs

August 20, 2010

New federal green-
house gas policies could not only keep energy costs down, but create up to 2.5 million jobs, per a roadmap by USC’s Adam Rose.

The Value of College

July 16, 2010

How important is a degree in today’s job market? Sociologist Karen Sternheimer looks at education’s effect on salaries and advancement.

Status Report: Real Estate Recovery

July 16, 2010

It’s been three years since the sub-prime mortgage crisis began, triggering a global recession. Richard Green, director of the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate, takes stock of the housing market in California and other states. How close are we to real estate recovery, and will we ever see pre-2007 prices again?

Dancing with Disaster

May 21, 2010

In the last 20 years the burden of risk shifted
to individuals, leaving us more vulnerable to calamities, finds a new book from USC’s Andrew Lakoff.

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