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Poll: 61 percent of young Californians say they can't afford to live here

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Posted at 7:37 PM, Feb 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-06 22:42:02-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- More than 60 percent of young voters in California say they can’t afford to live in the state.

A poll by Quinnipiac University found that 61 percent of those asked between the ages of 18 and 34 say they can’t afford to live in the Golden State.

Statewide, 43 percent of those asked feel they can’t afford to live in California, according to the poll.

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Meanwhile, 50 percent of voters say they’re “somewhat dissatisfied” or “very dissatisfied” with the way things are going in California.

49 percent say they’re “very satisfied” or “somewhat satisfied.”

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77 percent of voters polled say there is a housing crisis in California while only 18 percent say the state isn’t experiencing a crisis.

The poll was conducted from January 30 to February 4 and surveyed 912 California voters.

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