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Poll finds little support for drought spending despite broad awareness
Poll finds little support for drought spending despite broad awareness

Most Californians surveyed say the statewide drought has had little or no impact on their daily lives, and a majority oppose the suspension of environmental protections or large-scale public spending to boost water supplies, a new USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll has found. Although 89% characterize the drought as a major problem or crisis, only 16% say it has personally affected them to a major degree. Despite widespread news coverage of the drought — one of the worst in recent decades — the state's major population centers have largely escaped severe mandatory rationing. Even agriculture, which as California's thirstiest sector is inevitably hit the hardest...

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