Brown Losing Support For Vote On Tax Hike Extension

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Voters may not have the political stomach for another special election in California.

KNX 1070’s Bill Cooper reports a new poll shows Governor Jerry Brown is losing public support for a vote on extending tax hikes for another five years.

The Public Policy Institute of California poll shows only 46 percent of likely voters now support the governor’s plans for a tax extension.

Back in January, 51 percent said they supported the plan.

The poll shows the public appetite for any more special elections has waned since the most recent election cycle.

Brown wants to erase a $26 billion budget deficit with cuts and extensions for tax hikes that are due to expire on July 1st.

But if he doesn’t garner enough GOP support for a ballot in June, the governor may opt instead to push for a special election in November.

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