Proposition 30 is Governor Jerry Brown's bid to raise the sales and income taxes to help close the state's festering budget deficit. The governor has a big fundraising advantage - and he's managed to keep some powerful opponents on the sidelines. Mark DiCamillo runs the non-partisan Field Poll, and he says Prop 30 holds a steady lead:
DiCamillo: "The polling that I've
seen on the Brown measure has been fairly stable. It could
continue that way. There is no real reason to believe that
you're going to see wild swings unless you start to see a
well-coordinated No campaign. And right now, it hasn't
If it does materialize, DiCamillo says opponents could have plenty of ammunition. Anti-tax advocates are already pointing to the money scandal in the State Parks Department and the governor's support for California's high-speed rail project.