Majority of California voters feel open primary is an important reform option

Datamar Surveys polled 794 voters and found that 57% ranked the Top Two Open Primary initiative as an important reform option.  Specifically, the poll offered four, major reform options with the Top Two Open Primary drawing the strongest support as an “important reform”.  64% of Independents, 56% of Democrats, and 54% of Republicans considered the initiative to be an important reform option, which is somewhat surprising since both major party machines have been largely opposed.

However, when voters were asked which of the four reform options was the “most important”, only 19% selected the Top Two Primary, with 16% of Independents and Democrats, and 26% of Republicans in agreement.

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