Dear Delegate,

The California Chamber of Commerce conducted a survey of 1000 likely 2018 California voters from October 4th through 6th, and the results are very encouraging for Republican candidates who run on these issues.

The data suggests that voters are more likely to support candidates who support many of the platforms of the California Republican Party:

92% increase their support for a candidate who wants to expand the list of designated violent crimes for which early release is not an option.

92% increase their support for a candidate who wants to rebuild the state's water infrastructure.

89% increase their support for a candidate who supports teacher tenure reform that makes it easier to keep good teachers and fire bad ones.

77% increase their support for a candidate who wants to Protect Proposition 13 against modification or repeal.

We also found exciting news that voters only narrowly prefer a Democrat over a Republican for Governor - by just three points, 41% to 38%. This is a seven point increase for the GOP candidate since we asked the same question a year ago.

Voters support (73%) the current top two primary system, including nearly 60% of Republicans.

This data shows that Republicans can win on the issues local and statewide, in the primary and in the general election.

We stand ready to work with Republicans on these and other platform issues to make California the great state we all know it can be.


Marty Wilson

Executive Vice President, Public Affairs
California Chamber of Commerce