Jerry Brown, legalized weed win big in student poll.
Monday, November 1, 2010
If the under 18 set could vote in local races, they'd throw the bums out, but they'd opt for incumbents in congressional and senatorial contests.
Monterey County students voting in a League of Women Voters-sponsored mock election favored Sheriff candidate Scott Miller, who garnered 60 percent of the vote to incumbent Mike Kanalakis' 39 percent. Mayor Dennis Donohue also got the boot—the kids opted for challenger Margaret Serna-Bonetti, who took nearly 40 percent to Donohue's 36 percent. Bill Freeman brought up the rear with nearly 25 percent.
Jerry Brown won the gubernatorial straw poll with 51percent of the mock electorate. Meg Whitman came in third with 13 percent, trailing Peace and Freedom Party candidate, Carlos Alvarez. Incumbent Senator Barbara Boxer won handily as did Congressman Sam Farr.
Prop 19, which would legalize marijuana for adult recreational use was approved by 59 percent of the students.
Prop 23, which would temporarily roll back California's climate change law lost big 61 to 38 percent.
Straw poll voters said no to Prop 25, which would require a simple majority to pass a state budget, and also nixed Prot 26, which would make it tougher for local and state government to raise fees.