Mark Baldassare

Public Policy Institute of California

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President of the Public Policy Institute of California

Mark Baldassare on KCRW

The environment is a top issue for California voters, according to a new    survey    from the Public Policy Institute of California.

Californians' biggest environmental concerns

The environment is a top issue for California voters, according to a new survey from the Public Policy Institute of California.

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Is direct democracy working? Some say the number of state ballot initiatives is prohibitive. Others say it's simply proof that power is in the hands of the people.

Ballot initiatives: How did we get here? Is this a broken system?

Is direct democracy working? Some say the number of state ballot initiatives is prohibitive. Others say it's simply proof that power is in the hands of the people.

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Several polls released before the California primary suggested Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton were in a tight race, but those polls were off -- way off. What happened?

The Polling Conundrum

Several polls released before the California primary suggested Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton were in a tight race, but those polls were off -- way off. What happened?

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