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Poll: Californians support caps, higher age for pensions

Posted: July 10, 2012 1:00 p.m.
Updated: July 10, 2012 1:00 p.m.


SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A new poll finds Californians overwhelmingly support capping pension benefits and raising the minimum retirement age for public employees.

A Field Poll published Tuesday finds 67 percent of registered voters support a salary cap for calculating pension benefits, compared to 25 percent who are opposed. Voters support increasing the retirement age by a nearly two-to-one margin, 60 percent to 32 percent.

Registered voters are also evenly split on the level of retirement benefits promised to government workers. About 37 percent say pensions are too generous, 36 percent say they are about right and 17 percent say they are not generous enough.

The Field Poll interviewed 997 registered voters from June 21-July 2. The poll has a sampling error margin of plus or minus 4.5 percentage points.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.



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