California voters think public employee salaries are too high and are receptive to pension reform, according to a recent poll by the University of Southern California and the Los Angeles Times.
The poll found that 70% of voters surveyed support capping current and future public employee pensions.
The survey of more than 1,500 voters also found that 53% of respondents are in favor of Gov. Jerry Brown’s plan to cut spending and raise taxes.
Brown, a Democrat, has been struggling to gain enough support from Republicans in the Legislature to pass his proposed budget, which would include extended tax cuts. But he has yet to propose serious pension reform measures to help reduce spending.