We Stand With Seniors January Survey Results

From Friday, January 12 through Monday, January 15, 2018, J. Wallin Opinion Research conducted a telephone survey of voters throughout the State of California.

83.3% of California Voters Support a Candidate for Governor Who Has a Vision and Long-Term Investment Plan for California’s Seniors

Question: “Would you support or oppose a candidate for governor who has a vision and a long term investment plan to address the increasing demand for senior services for California’s aging population that support independent living, mental or behavioral healthcare, dental care, affordable housing, healthy food and nutrition and transportation?”

A Candidate for Governor Who Has a Vision and Long-Term Investment Plan for California’s Seniors Enjoys Support Across Key Demographics

A Supermajority (67.3%) Feels that California is NOT Prepared to Care for its Aging Population


Question: “Do you feel that California is prepared to care for its aging population?

Greater Investment in Specific Programs for Seniors Makes High Proportions of California Voters More Likely to Vote for a Gubernatorial Candidate Who Champions Them

Question: “In November, there will be an election for Governor of California. I am going to read a list of several policies that have been proposed for California and would be paid for with your tax dollars. There is also the potential that taxes would need to be raised to pay for these programs. Please listen to each and tell me if you would be more likely or less likely to vote for a candidate for Governor who supported that policy?”

Most Compelling Messages About Greater Investment in Seniors

Question: “Now I am going to read you some more information about a candidate with the vision and a long term investment plan to address the increasing demand for senior services for California’s aging population that support independent living, mental or behavioral healthcare, dental care, affordable housing, healthy food and nutrition and transportation specifically for seniors. Please listen, and then let me know if it makes you more likely or less likely to support a candidate for governor who wants greater investment in senior services. If it makes no difference to you, just say so.

87.2% Agree That Providing Dental Care for Seniors is as Important as Access to Healthcare

Question: “Both doctors and dentists agree that good and continuous dental care leads to better overall health. It supports nutrition and other basic needs. Would you say that you agree or disagree that providing dental care for seniors is as important as access to healthcare?”

Survey Methodology

J. Wallin Opinion Research interviewed 1,000 respondents using live, professional interviewers, speaking Spanish and English languages and calling both mobile and landlines (36.8% of this survey was completed on mobile phones). A survey of this size yields a margin of error of +/-3.1% (95% confidence interval). Our sample is stratified, meaning that the demographic composition of our results matches the demographic composition of the state’s voting population.