November 03, 2014
Area(s) of Interest: Licensing & Regulatory Issues MICRA
In the past few days, two major polls came out showing that the No on 46 campaign continues to pull ahead with nearly half of voters reporting they plan to vote no on the trial lawyers' ballot initiative. The Field Poll released its final numbers on Friday showing Proposition 46 currently has 32 percent of voters supporting the measure with 49 percent opposing. Then, over the weekend the USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll was released showing the measure is supported by 37 percent of likely voters, while 48 percent oppose it.
These are tremendous numbers and are consistent with the trend we’ve seen from public polling all along. As voters learn about the real intentions of Prop. 46 sponsors, they vote no.
We cannot, however, take a single vote for granted. It is critical that every single physician in California votes NO on Prop. 46.
If you are a vote-by-mail voter and haven't yet mailed your ballot, you can walk it into any polling place on Election Day. If you need to look up your polling place, you can do so on the California Secretary of State website. Polls open at 7 a.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, November 4, and will remain open until 8 p.m.
Urge your colleagues, friends, family and patients to cast their No on 46 votes on tomorrow, as well.
Lastly, we would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to everyone who has dedicated their time, energy and resources to Proposition 46 over the past year. It is because of you all that we have been able to reach physicians and patients across the state, informing them of the ill intentions trial lawyers had when crafting Prop. 46.
The end is in sight. Now it’s up to you. Tomorrow, we ask you to go to the polls and Vote No on Proposition 46 to help ensure that Prop. 46 is defeated and patients will continue to have access to quality medical care after Election Day.