This is the contradiction that is the California electorate: Three out of four adults say the state doesn't give the higher education system enough money. Ninety percent say they're concerned about increased tuition and fees. But more than half oppose paying more taxes to maintain current funding levels. And just 28 percent are willing to raise tuition, as the California State University system did Wednesday.
One potential solution could be a bond measure to pay for construction projects. That has the support of 58 percent of adults. But such a bond measure would add to what Governor Jerry Brown has called the state's "wall of debt."
Speaking of the governor, the poll puts his approval rating at 44 percent. But only 30 percent approve of how Brown has handled higher education.