Clinton pads CA lead after debate; marijuana bill favored, SurveyUSA poll shows

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump listens to Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton during the presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton increased her lead over Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump among California voters following the first 2016 presidential debate, according to the latest exclusive Eyewitness News/Southern California News Group poll conducted by SurveyUSA.

In the latest poll, Clinton leads Trump by 26 points in California, with a 59 percent to 33 percent margin.

Compared to an identical SurveyUSA poll conducted three weeks ago, Clinton is up 2 points and Trump is up 1 point.

Clinton leads by 35 points among all women, which was an increase of 5 points from the previous poll. She also leads among white, Asian, Latino and African-American voters.

Trump leads Clinton by 5 points when it came to votes from gun owners and by 24 points in the Inland Empire.

Clinton leads trump by a 2 to 1 margin in Greater Los Angeles.

The poll also showed that Democrat Kamala Harris continues to lead Democrat Loretta Sanchez in the election to replace retiring Sen. Barbara Boxer, but Harris' numbers slipped from the previous poll.

Though Harris still leads by a 40 percent to 29 percent margin, compared to an identical SurveyUSA poll conducted three weeks prior, Harris was down 4 points and Sanchez was up 2 points.

The SurveyUSA poll asked voters about four of the 18 propositions on the November ballot, which include the legalization of recreational marijuana and stricter gun regulations.

Voters appeared to favor Proposition 56, which would increase the tax on cigarettes by $2 a pack. The poll suggested the proposition was favored to pass 61 percent to 33 percent.

Proposition 62, which would end the death penalty in California and replace it with life in prison, trails by 15 points and the poll indicated it would likely be defeated.

Voters appeared to favor Proposition 63, which would outlaw large-capacity magazines and would require background checks on ammunition purchases. The poll suggested the bill was favored by a 2 to 1 margin and would likely pass.

The latest poll indicated that voters favored Proposition 64, which would legalize, regulate and tax recreational marijuana. The proposition was supported by a 52 percent to 41 percent margin.

SurveyUSA interviewed 900 California adults between Tuesday and Wednesday. All interviews were conducted after the first 2016 presidential debate on Monday. Of the adults, 817 were registered to vote. Of the registered, 732 were determined by SurveyUSA to likely vote in the general election.

You can see the results of all 27 questions in the poll below:

1. California will elect a President on Tuesday, November 8. Please listen to these 5 statements and tell me which ONE statement best describes you: One: I always vote in Presidential elections, and will definitely vote in this year's presidential election. Two: I always vote in Presidential elections, but this year, I do not like the candidates, so I will not vote in the presidential election this year. Three: I'm not sure yet whether I will or will not vote this year. Four: I rarely vote in Presidential elections, but this year I will go out of my way to vote. Five: I don't vote in Presidential elections, and I won't vote this year.
84% Always Do / Will This Year
2% Always Do / Not This Year
7% Not Sure Yet
5% Rarely Do / Will This Year
1% Don't / Won't This Year

2. If the election for President of the United States were today, and you were filling out your ballot right now, who would you vote for? (names rotated) Republican Donald Trump? Democrat Hillary Clinton? Libertarian Gary Johnson or Green Party candidate Jill Stein?
33% Donald Trump (R)
59% Hillary Clinton (D)
3% Gary Johnson (L)
2% Jill Stein (G)
3% Undecided

3. Is yours more a vote FOR Donald Trump, or more a vote AGAINST Hillary Clinton?
56% For Trump
43% Against Clinton
1% Not Sure

4. Do you vote for Trump enthusiastically? Or with reservations?
64% Enthusiastically
33% With Reservations
3% Not Sure

5. Is yours more a vote FOR Hillary Clinton or more a vote AGAINST Donald Trump?
73% For Clinton
25% Against Trump
2% Not Sure

6. Do you vote for Clinton enthusiastically? Or with reservations?
71% Enthusiastically
26% With Reservations
3% Not Sure

7. Is yours more a vote FOR Gary Johnson? A vote AGAINST Donald Trump? Or a vote AGAINST Hillary Clinton?
41% For Johnson
21% Against Trump
29% Against Clinton
9% Not Sure

8. Is yours more a vote FOR Jill Stein? A vote AGAINST Hillary Clinton? Or a vote AGAINST Donald Trump?
27% For Stein
45% Against Clinton
24% Against Trump
5% Not Sure

9. In past Presidential elections, have you more often voted for the Republican candidate? More often voted for the Democratic candidate? Or have you in the past split pretty much down the middle?
7% Republican
48% Democrat
35% Split
10% Not Sure

10. In the election for United States Senator from California, if you were filling out your ballot right now, who would you vote for? (names rotated) Democrat Kamala Harris? Or Democrat Loretta Sanchez?
40% Harris
29% Sanchez
31% Undecided

11. There are 18 propositions on the California ballot this year. We are going to ask about 4 of them. First ... On Proposition 56, will you vote YES, to increase the tax on cigarettes to $2 per pack? Or will you vote NO, to leave the tax on cigarettes unchanged?
61% Yes On 56
33% No On 56
5% Undecided
1% Will Not Vote

12. On Proposition 62, will you vote YES, to replace the death penalty in California with life in prison? Or will you vote NO, to leave the death penalty in place?
38% Yes On 62
53% No On 62
8% Undecided
1% Will Not Vote

13. Proposition 63 is known as the Firearms and Ammunition Sales Initiative. A YES vote would require persons who want to buy ammunition to pass a background check with the California Department of Justice. And Proposition 63 would make it against the law to possess large-capacity ammunition containers, known as magazines. Will you vote YES on 63, to require background checks on ammo purchases and to make large-capacity magazines illegal? Or will you vote NO on 63, which would leave the existing system in place?
64% Yes On 63
30% No On 63
6% Undecided
1% Will Not Vote

14. Currently, medical marijuana is legal in California, but recreational marijuana is not. Proposition 64 would legalize and tax the recreational use of marijuana. Will you vote YES on Proposition 64, which would legalize the recreational use of marijuana by adults age 21 and older, and which would license, regulate and tax the marijuana industry? Or, will you vote NO on 64, which would keep state laws as they now are?
52% Yes On 64
41% No On 64
6% Undecided
1% Will Not Vote

15. Is your opinion of Barack Obama... extremely favorable? Favorable? Unfavorable? Or extremely unfavorable?
36% Extremely Favorable
28% Favorable
11% Unfavorable
23% Extremely Unfavorable
1% Not Sure

16. Is your opinion of Donald Trump...
14% Extremely Favorable
18% Favorable
13% Unfavorable
51% Extremely Unfavorable
3% Not Sure

17. Is your opinion of Hillary Clinton...
24% Extremely Favorable
32% Favorable
10% Unfavorable
31% Extremely Unfavorable
2% Not Sure

18. Is your opinion of Jerry Brown...
14% Extremely Favorable
37% Favorable
22% Unfavorable
18% Extremely Unfavorable
9% Not Sure

19. Is your opinion of Dianne Feinstein...
14% Extremely Favorable
36% Favorable
22% Unfavorable
18% Extremely Unfavorable
10% Not Sure

20. Is your opinion of Barbara Boxer...
13% Extremely Favorable
36% Favorable
16% Unfavorable
23% Extremely Unfavorable
11% Not Sure

21. Here are 6 issues important to some voters but not to others. In deciding who to support for President, please tell me if a particular issue is ... extremely important, important, unimportant, or extremely unimportant. First, immigration. In deciding who you support for President, is immigration...
41% Extremely Important
45% Important
9% Unimportant
3% Extremely Unimportant
2% Not Sure

22. Next, terrorism. In deciding who you support for President, if terrorism is...
65% Extremely Important
28% Important
3% Unimportant
2% Extremely Unimportant
2% Not Sure

23. Next, Supreme Court appointments. In deciding who you support for President, if Supreme Court appointments are...
51% Extremely Important
37% Important
8% Unimportant
2% Extremely Unimportant
3% Not Sure

24. The environment. If the environment is...
48% Extremely Important
37% Important
11% Unimportant
3% Extremely Unimportant
1% Not Sure

25. Treatment of racial minorities. If the treatment of racial minorities is... ?
46% Extremely Important
39% Important
9% Unimportant
4% Extremely Unimportant
2% Not Sure

26. Treatment of gays, lesbians, and transgender persons. If the treatment of the GLBT community is... ?
32% Extremely Important
38% Important
17% Unimportant
10% Extremely Unimportant
3% Not Sure

27. In the community where you live, do the police treat everyone the same? Or, are the police tougher on some groups than others?
53% Treat Everyone The Same
28% Tougher On Some Groups
19% Not Sure

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