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State of California

History of Reform Efforts: California

Opinion Polls and Surveys

Justice at Stake Campaign (2001)
53% of California judges reported being dissatisfied with the tone and conduct of judicial campaigns, and 62% indicated that the situation had gotten worse over the past five years. 87% expressed concern that, because voters had little information about judicial candidates, judges were selected for reasons other than their qualifications. 53% supported a generic proposal for public financing of judicial campaigns.