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PBI/CSLA Poll: Mayor Garcetti's First 100 Days Release #2

 

PBI/CSLA Poll: Mayor Garcetti's First 100 Days

 

October 7, 2013

Los Angeles Times

Poll shows Garcetti gets high marks as 100th day as Mayor nears.

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October 7, 2013

Whittier Daily News

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti gets high marks for first 100 day in office

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October 7, 2013

LA Weekly Blogs

Most Voters Approve of Eric Garcetti, Whoever That Is

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PBI Poll on Los Angeles City Election Survey- 1st Release

 

PBI Poll on Los Angeles City Election Survey- 2nd Release

Dead Heat: Wendy Greuel Up By One Point In New Mayoral Poll

May 9, 2013

LA Weekly

Highlight on Pat Brown Institute's new poll on the Los Angeles City race for Mayor.

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New Poll Shows Greuel with Lead in Mayor Race

May 10, 2013

Los Angeles Sentinel

As the runoff for the May 21st Los Angeles City race for Mayor nears a new poll released this week indicates that Controller

Wendy Greuel with a slim one point lead over City Councilman Eric Garcetti.

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Greuel, Garcetti in Statistical Dead Heat Ahead of Runoff Vote

May 10, 2013

CBSLA.com

The race for the next mayor of Los Angeles is heating up less than two weeks before voters head to the polls.

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L.A mayor's race is virtual dead heat with 12 days to go, poll says

May 9, 2013

Los Angeles Times

A new poll shows City Controller Wendy Greuel and City Councilman Eric Garcetti in a virtual dead heat in the campaign.

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Poll: Wendy Greuel leads Eric Garcetti in mayor's race

May 9, 2013

KPCC

With just 12 days to go before the mayoral runoff, a poll released Thursday finds Wendy Greuel leading Eric Garcetti by one point.

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New Poll has Greuel leading by 1 point

May 9, 2013

LA Observed

Maybe it's an outlier, maybe it just reflects a race that always seemed closer than what several of the polls indicated.

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View Dr. Raphael Sonenshein's coverage of the L.A. Mayoral election

PBI in the news

Before an Empowered Sheriff's Oversight Commission, an Influential One
PBI Executive Director Dr. Sonenshein offered his thoughts on how to design an oversight commission.
February 20, 2014

Los Angeles Times

Governor Jerry Brown Wins Two More Years to Reduce Prison Crowding
PBI Executive Director Dr. Sonenshein offered his thoughts on what it means for the Governor to receive additional time on reducing prison crowding.
February 10, 2014

Los Angeles Times

The Power of Henry Waxman's Gavel and Questions
PBI Executive Director Dr. Sonenshein talked about Congressman's Waxman's retirement.
January 31, 2014

KPCC

DWP Union Boss Still Mum about $40M in Ratepayer FUnds Spent on Nonprofit Trusts
PBI Executive Director Dr. Sonenshein shared his opinion about the union's influence.
January 31, 2014

CBS Los Angeles

It Turns Out That Voters Really Really Like it When a Governor and the Legislature Work Together
PBI Executive Director Dr. Sonenshein commented on why Californians like government.
January 30, 2014

Los Angeles Daily News

Candidates Line Up to Succeed L.A. Councilmen Parks, LaBonge
PBI Executive Director Dr. Sonenshein shared his thoughts about the upcoming race.
January 20, 2014

Los AngelesTimes

How Safe is the Sheriff of LA County?

Sheriff of Los Angeles County Lee Baca gears up to run for his fifth term. With a growing number of indicidents emerging under Baca many think it is time to retire.

December 10, 2013

KCRW

 

 

How Safe is the Sheriff of LA County?

Sheriff of Los Angeles County Lee Baca gears up to run for his fifth term. With a growing number of indicidents emerging under Baca many think it is time to retire.

December 10, 2013

KCRW

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How Do You Police the Police? Experts and Politicians Say it's not Easy Overseeing the Country's Largest Jail System

Los Angeles jail abuses investigated by federal prosecutors, oversight effectiveness of the sheriff's department called into question.

December 10, 2013

KPCC

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Morning Buzz

Los Angeles Sheriff's department faces 18 indictments of sheriff's officials.

December 10, 2013

LA Observed

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Compton Mayor Aja Brown Takes Cue from Old Town Pasadena

Compton Mayor Aja Brown discusses the changes she has made and wants to continue making in Compton and how Old Town Pasadena is her inspiration to turn Compton around.

November 22, 2013

KPCC

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JFK's Death Marked the End of Political Innocence

Suspicion of government now handicaps government's ability to be effective, says PBI's Executive Director of the Pat Brown Institute.

November 18, 2013

Orange County Register

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LA Now Live: Discussing Mayor Garcetti's Initial City Appointments

Los Angeles Mayor appoints new civic-minded board members and commisioners.

LA Leaders Fight Ballot Measure to Create City Health Agency

City Hall and Los Angeles County elected leaders are warning that if voters pass a June ballot measure that forces the City to create its own health department, it will increase costs and erode essential services now provided by the county.

October 22, 2013

Los Angeles Times

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LA's New Mayor Doesn't Rush into Things

New Mayor Eric Garcetti maintains a strong approval rating among city voters.

October 8, 2013

KCRW

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What Does it Take to Remove a Politician From Office?

August 22, 2013

KPCC

Dr. Raphael Sonenshein, Pat Brown Institute's Executive Director,offered his thoughts about what it takes to remove a politician from office.

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Lee Baca's Challenge

August 21, 2013

JewishJournal.com

Dr. Raphael Sonenshein noted the paradox of Sheriff Lee Baca.

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40 Years Later: Remembering the Pivotal Election of Tom Bradley

July 3, 2013

KPCC

Dr. Raphael Sonenshein, Pat Brown Institute's Executive Director,shared his fond thoughts about the election of Tom Bradley.

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How to Turn a Red State into a Blue State: California Edition

July 1, 2013

NPR

Dr. Raphael Sonenshein, spoke about voter behavior.

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A Race of Firsts for Los Angeles Voters, But Many Seem to Take it in Stride

May 20, 2013

New York Times

Dr. Raphael Sonenshein, Pat Brown Institute's Executive Director, commented on the mayoral race.

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News Conference on NBC4

March 9, 2013

NBC4

Dr. Raphael Sonenshein, Pat Brown Institute's Executive Director, commented on the campaigns to come.

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Los Angeles Mayor's Race Headed to Runoff

March 6, 2013

The New York Times
By Jennifer Medina

Dr. Raphael Sonenshein, Pat Brown Institute's Executive Director, commented on the mayor's runoff election.

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Election Analysis

March 6, 2013

KCET SoCal Connected

Dr. Raphael Sonenshein, Pat Brown Institute's Executive Director, joined others on SoCal Connected for an election wrap-up.

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Los Angeles's Mayoral Election: A Pacific Plod

March 2, 2013

The Economist

Dr. Raphael Sonenshein, Pat Brown Institute's Executive Director,on changes in the mayoral election after the primary.

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Why Don't People Vote in L.A.?

February 26, 2013

KCET SoCal Connected

Dr. Raphael Sonenshein, Pat Brown Institute's Executive Director, commented on the expected low voter turnout.

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Your Guide to Power in L.A.

February 21, 2013

Los Angeles Magazine
By Raphael Sonenshein

Dr. Raphael Sonenshein, Pat Brown Institute's Executive Director, shares a short guide to how things work in the L.A. City government.

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President Obama's 2013 State of the Union Address

February 12, 2013

SoCal Connected KCET

Dr. Raphael Sonenshein, Pat Brown Institute's Executive Director, commented on the President's 2013 State of the Union address.

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Voter Apathy Remains Biggest Challenge in 2013 Los Angeles Mayor's Race

December 29, 2012

Daily New Los Angeles
By Dakota Smith

Dr. Raphael Sonenshein, Pat Brown Institute's Executive Director, commented on the low voter turnout expected in the Los Angeles Mayor election.

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CD13 Race Down To 12 Candidates

December 27, 2012

Los Feliz Ledger
By Colin Stutz

Dr. Raphael Sonenshein, Pat Brown Institute's Executive Director, commented on why there is such a large number of candidates in the CD13 race.

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L.A. Mayoral Election Is a Wide-Open Contest

December 11, 2012

Los Angeles Times
By Catherine Saillant

Dr. Raphael Sonenshein, Pat Brown Institute's Executive Director, commented on the field of mayoral candidates.

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