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clouds countryside daylight 51947Immigration is a top political concern for Latino voters in California, but a new poll finds that environmental issues are equally important to them.

The Public Policy Institute of California's recent poll of California voters finds that:

  • A majority of likely voters (56%) say the candidates’ environmental positions are very important in determining their vote in the governor’s race (67% of Democrats, 54% of independents, and 33% of Republicans hold this view).
  • Likely voters see drought and water supply as the top environmental issue facing the state, followed by air pollution; a majority (58%) support a water bond on the November ballot.
  • A strong majority of likely voters (69%) say that the effects of global warming have already begun.

Suzanne Potter reports.

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