A new PPIC poll shows Attorney General Kamala Harris holds a 22 point lead in California's U.S. Senate race over Rep. Loretta Sanchez. It also shows likely voters continue to favor legalizing marijuana and raising the state's tobacco tax.
Opponents of Proposition 56, California’s proposed tobacco tax increase, have raised more than $66 million. Nearly all of that money has come from the tobacco industry and much of it has been spent on television ads criticizing the initiative.
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Supporters of California’s Prop 56 – the proposed tobacco tax increase - launched a new statewide TV ad this week, warning about the dangers of smoking. The ad comes days after the tobacco industry raised another $18 million to fight the tax hike.