Support for Proposition 29, the tobacco tax that would pay for cancer research, has dropped nearly 15 points over the last two months. Now, just a slight majority of likely voters - 53 percent - say they'll vote for it. 42 percent oppose. The other June ballot measure, Prop 28, has a much wider lead - 62 percent to 29 percent. That measure would reduce the overall number of years state lawmakers can serve, but let them serve the entire time in either the Senate or Assembly.
The Public Policy Institute of California poll also looked at Governor Jerry Brown's November tax initiative. That measure is holding steady, with support from about 55 percent of likely voters. But for the first time since his election, more voters disapprove of Brown's job performance than approve of it - 43 percent to 42 percent.