| Ben Margot/AP Photo California California poised to reject affirmative action measure despite summer of activism Polls suggest the Legislature may have miscalculated when it placed a measure on the November ballot to reinstate affirmative action.
OAKLAND — California voters are poised to reject an affirmative action measure despite a summer of racial justice activism and overwhelming support for Black Lives Matter in one of the nation’s most diverse states.
Yet polls suggest that same Legislature may have miscalculated when it placed a measure on the November ballot to reinstate affirmative action.
While it is the most liberal voter base, it also has little historical knowledge of affirmative action and lower turnout.
However, when provided statistics about how UC enrollment of Latinos significantly trails their share of the overall population, total support for affirmative action jumped to 76 percent.