SHOCK POLL: 53% of California Wants To LEAVE the State in the Near Future!
California residents and businesses have been fleeing the state in droves for over a decade, but latest polls show that the exodus swell significantly in the near future!
The number one reason people ‘want’ to leave the state is because of the high cost of living.
Not only that, nearly two-thirds, 62% said that they believed the best days of California were in the past.
In the mid 18th Century, there was a great migration to the land of sunshine and beaches and now that seems to have reversed.
As has been the case for some time, it costs 3 times as much to rent a UHaul from California to Texas as it does the reverse.
This, of course, is because California has so many people leaving that they have a shortage of trucks.
The “Trust Barometer” poll, by Edelman Intelligence, was conducted January 4-20 among 1,500 California residents, with a margin of error of 2.5%. A special over-sample of 400 tech workers in the San Francisco Bay Area was also conducted, with a margin of error of 4.8%.
In addition, more than two-thirds, 68%, of Californians, believe the tech industry has been under-regulated — up 6% from 2018. That proportion is slightly higher among tech employees, 69% of whom think their industry has been under-regulated. 58% of Californians said the tech industry should be more regulated, up 12% from last year.
Nearly three-fourths of residents, 72%, say “cost and availability of housing is a very serious issue for California” — rising to 76% in the Bay Area.
And 62% of residents say “homelessness is a very serious issue for California. The proportion in the Bay Area is the same.
California has some very serious problems caused by liberal policy created in Sacramento.
Fifty five percent of immigrant and 30 percent of natives families in the state get some kind of means-tested benefits.for poverty.
New data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s supplemental poverty measure shows roughly 7.5 million Californians, about 19 percent of the state’s total population, live in poverty.
Southern California’s homeless population has exploded in recent years. Orange County alone has seen a huge surge, with an estimated 6,145 people calling the camps home. That is according to the 2017 homeless count. It is a 4% increase from 2016.
Living in California has become the worst state in the union for overall quality of life. Unless you are very rich or homeless.
At least that’s what U.S. News & World Report’s most-recent Best States rankings say. The Golden State ranked 50th in quality of life by fairing poorly in the natural and social environment categories.
And don’t even mention basic cost of living. The median rent for a two-bedroom apartment in the Los Angeles area is $3,200 and in San Francisco about $4,500. To actually buy a home is impossible to do, let alone discuss. California’s median price statewide for an existing single-family home? $600,000.
About 5 million Californians left between 2004 and 2013. Roughly 3.9 million people came here from other states during that period, for a net population loss of more than 1 million people. Last year California saw a net loss of almost 150,000.
To make things worse, the new governor of California, Gavin Newsom is up to Jerry Brown’s old tricks. Newsom is proposing taxing the state’s drinking water.
They just had an insane gas tax hike.
The more people they lose, and the more businesses that they lose, the more they tax who is left.
What could go wrong?