The results of a USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times Poll released this weekend revealed public opinion on the race for State Superintendent of Public Instruction, the race for governor, and ballot propositions, as well as the public’s thoughts on the state’s high-speed rail project, plastic grocery bag ban and Ebola.According to poll results, education has surpassed the economy as a top priority among California voters. Forty-two percent of likely voters rated education as their most important issue. Thirty-seven percent of likely voters said that the economy was their number one concern, followed by water and drought issues (27 percent), crime and public safety (16 percent), taxes (17 percent) and the state budget deficit (13 percent), a press release stated.This divide might be a contributing factor in the tight race for State Superintendent. Poll results showed that incumbent Tom Torlakson leads over opponent Marshall Tuck by a slim margin of 32 to 29 percent among likely voters, according to a Dornsife press release.“I can’t think of a down-ticket office in recent California history that’s received so much attention,” said Dan Schnur, director of the poll and executive director of the USC Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, in the press release. “Some of that is the relative lack of competition at the top of the ballot, some of it is lack of extremely compelling ballot initiatives, but a lot of it is the emergence of education as such a top-tier issue for California voters.”In the race for governor, 56 percent of registered likely voters said they would cast their ballot for incumbent Jerry Brown, while 37 percent support Republican businessman Neel Kashkari, results showed. Likely voters also strongly support the propositions supported by Brown, such as Propositions 1 and 2 as well as Proposition 47.Proposition 1 allows the state to spend more money on water-related programs, and Proposition 2 increases California’s rainy-day fund while also requiring more regular payment of state debt. Proposition 47 allows misdemeanor instead of felony sentencing for some drug- and property-related offenses.The majority of likely voters oppose Propositions 45 and 46, which give the state more control over health insurance rates and increase the cap for damages in medical malpractice suits, respectively.“Propositions 1, 2 and 47 are facing little or no financial opposition, while the campaigns for Propositions 45 and 46 are being heavily outspent,” Schnur said in a press release.Meanwhile, voters were divided about California’s potential high-speed rail line. Forty-eight percent of respondents said the project should stop compared to the 44 percent who wanted it to proceed. In contrast, the September 2013 poll showed less support, with 43 percent of voters in favor of the project and 52 percent opposed.Participants were also polled on their concern about Ebola and the state’s plastic grocery bag ban. Most respondents said they were not concerned about exposure to the Ebola virus, with 46 percent of California voters saying they are “not at all worried” that they or a family member will be exposed to Ebola and 24 percent saying that they are not “too worried.”Furthermore, California voters support the recent statewide ban on plastic grocery bags in a margin of about 2-to-1, according to the poll.
View comments Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Hayashi, 30, of Nagoya, Japan, put up a sturdy defense in the first two rounds, but Magsayo unleashed his punch on the third round.Magsayo, also called Magnifico, connected with heavy blows to the face and body of Hayashi whose defense started to wane through the following rounds.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneDuring the fifth and sixth rounds, Hayashi regained composure although his face started to slightly swell in the fourth round. However, Magsayo’s punch caught Hayashi by surprise that he continued to hit him.Magsayo has remained undefeated, improving his record to 18-0 with 13 knockouts. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Magsayo revealed that he wants to fight for a title elimination bout Joseph Diaz Jr of the United States to earn a shot at WBO world featherweight champion Oscar Valdez of Mexico.Magsayo is ranked No.2 in the WBO featherweight division while Diaz Jr is the current top contender.The last Pinoy Pride in Bohol with an estimated 30,000 crowd was in November 2005 when Rey ‘Boom-Boom’ Bautista was defeated by his opponent.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ Yahashi sports a record of 30 wins, 6 losses and 1 draw with 18 stoppages. He was the former Japanese featherweight champion. He last fought Markquil Salvana of the Philippines on Sept. 3 in Kariya, Japan, where he stopped the Gensan native in the 4th round.Hayashi had previously told media that if he lost to Magsayo it would be his last boxing career.“Masaya ako. Daghang salamat sa taga-Bohol. Sa naga suporta nako daghang salamat (I am overwhelmed. Thank you Boholanos. Thank you to all my supporters),” said Magsayo after the fight.He also thanked Hayashi for a good fight.“Salamat kalaban at binigyan mo ako ng 12 rounds pero nakaya din kita (Thank you to my opponent for reaching 12 rounds but I was able to win),” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Mbala says ‘I did not intend to hit or hurt’ Nieto Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Mark “Magnifico” Magsayo. FACEBOOK PHOTOTAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol — ALA Gym’s undefeated Jessel Mark Araula Magsayo has defended his WBO International Featherweight title against Japanese challenger Shota Hayashi during the main event of Pinoy Pride 43: The Battle in Bohol on Saturday night.The 22-year-old Magsayo (18-0, 13 KOs), who was fighting in front of his home folks had his hands full against Hayashi (30-6, 18 KOs) who made a gallant stand against the hometown favorite, but all three judges scored the 12-round title bout 116-112 in favor of the Boholano.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson