Fewer than half across partisan groups say the outcome of Prop 30 is very important to them. When asked how they would vote if the election for the US House of Representatives were held today, 56 percent of likely voters say they would vote for or lean toward the Democratic candidate, while 39 percent would vote for or lean toward the Republican candidate. Democratic candidates are preferred by a point margin in Democratic-held districts, while Republican candidates are preferred by a point margin in Republican-held districts.
Abortion is another prominent issue in this election. When asked about the importance of abortion rights, 61 percent of likely voters say the issue is very important in determining their vote for Congress and another 20 percent say it is somewhat important; just 17 percent say it is not too or not at all important.
With the controlling party in Congress hanging in the balance, 51 percent of likely voters say they are extremely or very enthusiastic about voting for Congress this year; another 29 percent are somewhat enthusiastic while 19 percent are either not too or not at all enthusiastic.
Today, Democrats and Republicans have about equal levels of enthusiasm, while independents are much less likely to be extremely or very enthusiastic. As Californians prepare to vote in the upcoming midterm election, fewer than half of adults and likely voters are satisfied with the way democracy is working in the United States—and few are very satisfied.
Satisfaction was higher in our February survey when 53 percent of adults and 48 percent of likely voters were satisfied with democracy in America. Today, half of Democrats and about four in ten independents are satisfied, compared to about one in five Republicans. Notably, four in ten Republicans are not at all satisfied. In addition to the lack of satisfaction with the way democracy is working, Californians are divided about whether Americans of different political positions can still come together and work out their differences.
Forty-nine percent are optimistic, while 46 percent are pessimistic. Today, in a rare moment of bipartisan agreement, about four in ten Democrats, Republicans, and independents are optimistic that Americans of different political views will be able to come together. Notably, in , half or more across parties, regions, and demographic groups were optimistic. Today, about eight in ten Democrats—compared to about half of independents and about one in ten Republicans—approve of Governor Newsom.
Across demographic groups, about half or more approve of how Governor Newsom is handling his job. Approval of Congress among adults has been below 40 percent for all of after seeing a brief run above 40 percent for all of Democrats are far more likely than Republicans to approve of Congress.
Fewer than half across regions and demographic groups approve of Congress. Approval in March was at 44 percent for adults and 39 percent for likely voters. Across demographic groups, about half or more approve among women, younger adults, African Americans, Asian Americans, and Latinos.
Views are similar across education and income groups, with just fewer than half approving. Approval in March was at 41 percent for adults and 36 percent for likely voters. Across regions, approval reaches a majority only in the San Francisco Bay Area. Across demographic groups, approval reaches a majority only among African Americans. This map highlights the five geographic regions for which we present results; these regions account for approximately 90 percent of the state population.
Residents of other geographic areas in gray are included in the results reported for all adults, registered voters, and likely voters, but sample sizes for these less-populous areas are not large enough to report separately. The PPIC Statewide Survey is directed by Mark Baldassare, president and CEO and survey director at the Public Policy Institute of California. Coauthors of this report include survey analyst Deja Thomas, who was the project manager for this survey; associate survey director and research fellow Dean Bonner; and survey analyst Rachel Lawler.
The Californians and Their Government survey is supported with funding from the Arjay and Frances F. Findings in this report are based on a survey of 1, California adult residents, including 1, interviewed on cell phones and interviewed on landline telephones. The sample included respondents reached by calling back respondents who had previously completed an interview in PPIC Statewide Surveys in the last six months.
Interviews took an average of 19 minutes to complete. Interviewing took place on weekend days and weekday nights from October 14—23, Cell phone interviews were conducted using a computer-generated random sample of cell phone numbers.
Additionally, we utilized a registration-based sample RBS of cell phone numbers for adults who are registered to vote in California. All cell phone numbers with California area codes were eligible for selection.
After a cell phone user was reached, the interviewer verified that this person was age 18 or older, a resident of California, and in a safe place to continue the survey e. Cell phone respondents were offered a small reimbursement to help defray the cost of the call.
Cell phone interviews were conducted with adults who have cell phone service only and with those who have both cell phone and landline service in the household. Landline interviews were conducted using a computer-generated random sample of telephone numbers that ensured that both listed and unlisted numbers were called. Additionally, we utilized a registration-based sample RBS of landline phone numbers for adults who are registered to vote in California.
All landline telephone exchanges in California were eligible for selection. For both cell phones and landlines, telephone numbers were called as many as eight times. When no contact with an individual was made, calls to a number were limited to six. Also, to increase our ability to interview Asian American adults, we made up to three additional calls to phone numbers estimated by Survey Sampling International as likely to be associated with Asian American individuals.
Accent on Languages, Inc. The survey sample was closely comparable to the ACS figures. To estimate landline and cell phone service in California, Abt Associates used state-level estimates released by the National Center for Health Statistics—which used data from the National Health Interview Survey NHIS and the ACS.
The estimates for California were then compared against landline and cell phone service reported in this survey. We also used voter registration data from the California Secretary of State to compare the party registration of registered voters in our sample to party registration statewide. The sampling error, taking design effects from weighting into consideration, is ±3.
This means that 95 times out of , the results will be within 3. The sampling error for unweighted subgroups is larger: for the 1, registered voters, the sampling error is ±4.
For the sampling errors of additional subgroups, please see the table at the end of this section. Sampling error is only one type of error to which surveys are subject. Results may also be affected by factors such as question wording, question order, and survey timing. We present results for five geographic regions, accounting for approximately 90 percent of the state population. Residents of other geographic areas are included in the results reported for all adults, registered voters, and likely voters, but sample sizes for these less-populous areas are not large enough to report separately.
We also present results for congressional districts currently held by Democrats or Republicans, based on residential zip code and party of the local US House member. We compare the opinions of those who report they are registered Democrats, registered Republicans, and no party preference or decline-to-state or independent voters; the results for those who say they are registered to vote in other parties are not large enough for separate analysis.
We also analyze the responses of likely voters—so designated per their responses to survey questions about voter registration, previous election participation, intentions to vote this year, attention to election news, and current interest in politics.
The percentages presented in the report tables and in the questionnaire may not add to due to rounding. Additional details about our methodology can be found at www. pdf and are available upon request through surveys ppic. October 14—23, 1, California adult residents; 1, California likely voters English, Spanish. Margin of error ±3. Percentages may not add up to due to rounding. Overall, do you approve or disapprove of the way that Gavin Newsom is handling his job as governor of California?
Overall, do you approve or disapprove of the way that the California Legislature is handling its job? Do you think things in California are generally going in the right direction or the wrong direction? Thinking about your own personal finances—would you say that you and your family are financially better off, worse off, or just about the same as a year ago?
Next, some people are registered to vote and others are not. Are you absolutely certain that you are registered to vote in California? Are you registered as a Democrat, a Republican, another party, or are you registered as a decline-to-state or independent voter? Would you call yourself a strong Republican or not a very strong Republican? Do you think of yourself as closer to the Republican Party or Democratic Party?
Which one of the seven state propositions on the November 8 ballot are you most interested in? Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute. It allows in-person sports betting at racetracks and tribal casinos, and requires that racetracks and casinos that offer sports betting to make certain payments to the state—such as to support state regulatory costs.
The fiscal impact is increased state revenues, possibly reaching tens of millions of dollars annually. Some of these revenues would support increased state regulatory and enforcement costs that could reach the low tens of millions of dollars annually. If the election were held today, would you vote yes or no on Proposition 26? Initiative Constitutional Amendment.
It allows Indian tribes and affiliated businesses to operate online and mobile sports wagering outside tribal lands. It directs revenues to regulatory costs, homelessness programs, and nonparticipating tribes. Some revenues would support state regulatory costs, possibly reaching the mid-tens of millions of dollars annually. If the election were held today, would you vote yes or no on Proposition 27? Initiative Statute.
It allocates tax revenues to zero-emission vehicle purchase incentives, vehicle charging stations, and wildfire prevention. If the election were held today, would you vote yes or no on Proposition 30? Do you agree or disagree with these statements? Overall, do you approve or disapprove of the way that Joe Biden is handling his job as president? Overall, do you approve or disapprove of the way Alex Padilla is handling his job as US Senator? Overall, do you approve or disapprove of the way Dianne Feinstein is handling her job as US Senator?
Overall, do you approve or disapprove of the way the US Congress is handling its job? Do you think things in the United States are generally going in the right direction or the wrong direction? How satisfied are you with the way democracy is working in the United States? Are you very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, not too satisfied, or not at all satisfied? These days, do you feel [rotate]  optimistic [or]  pessimistic that Americans of different political views can still come together and work out their differences?
What is your opinion with regard to race relations in the United States today? Would you say things are [rotate 1 and 2]  better ,  worse , or about the same than they were a year ago? When it comes to racial discrimination, which do you think is the bigger problem for the country today—[rotate]  People seeing racial discrimination where it really does NOT exist [or]  People NOT seeing racial discrimination where it really DOES exist?
Next, Next, would you consider yourself to be politically: [read list, rotate order top to bottom]. Generally speaking, how much interest would you say you have in politics—a great deal, a fair amount, only a little, or none? Mark Baldassare is president and CEO of the Public Policy Institute of California, where he holds the Arjay and Frances Fearing Miller Chair in Public Policy.
He is a leading expert on public opinion and survey methodology, and has directed the PPIC Statewide Survey since He is an authority on elections, voter behavior, and political and fiscal reform, and the author of ten books and numerous publications. Before joining PPIC, he was a professor of urban and regional planning in the School of Social Ecology at the University of California, Irvine, where he held the Johnson Chair in Civic Governance.
He has conducted surveys for the Los Angeles Times , the San Francisco Chronicle , and the California Business Roundtable. He holds a PhD in sociology from the University of California, Berkeley.
Dean Bonner is associate survey director and research fellow at PPIC, where he coauthors the PPIC Statewide Survey—a large-scale public opinion project designed to develop an in-depth profile of the social, economic, and political attitudes at work in California elections and policymaking.
He has expertise in public opinion and survey research, political attitudes and participation, and voting behavior. Before joining PPIC, he taught political science at Tulane University and was a research associate at the University of New Orleans Survey Research Center. With advanced technical analysis tools, tight spreads and a wide range of tradable assets, OANDA is an excellent forex broker for both experienced and beginner forex traders. With 71 forex pairs, IG Markets has one of the most comprehensive range of currency pairs of all brokers in the US.
US forex traders also pay no commission when trading on a standard account. Spreads start from 0. Easily customizable, IG offers users the option to create and save preferred layouts, as well as create custom watchlists. Where IG really stands out, however, is its charting options.
Built using HTML5 the best technology for most browsers , the platform has at least 28 technical indicators and 19 compatible drawing tools for in-depth analytics.
You can even trade directly from the charts. An infinite number of timeframes are available, and traders can compare up to four in a single chart.
Charts can also be split into multiple frames to better help you visualize different markets and include extra monitoring tools. Along with watchlist and price alerts, US forex traders can opt to integrate third-party solutions like Autochartist or PIA First for trading signals.
IG also offers US clients significant advantages when it comes to execution speeds. The forex market changes rapidly, and staying ahead of the curve in a high-risk, high-volatility environment can help avoid slippage which can mean the difference between big profits and big losses.
Research tools are also available such as economic calendars and Twitter. If you like your news streamed then Reuters is also available. For those who appreciate the benefits of an IG trading account, but prefer a more powerful interface for trading, IG Markets has a few options. If your forex trading strategy includes extensive chart trading and automation, then ProRealTime is a worthy alternative.
With over indicators and an unlimited number of timeframes, ProRealTime has the depth and breadth of information required by those who need a rich market analysis experience. ProRealTime also makes automation accessible via its no-code solution, as well as advanced backtesting. Note that, due to state-level regulatory restrictions, IG is not available to residents of Arizona or Ohio. There is no minimum deposit requirement to open an account. At IG, US account holders will benefit from competitive spreads across over 70 currency pairs including:.
Leverage with IG extends to the maximum permitted by the Commodities Futures Trading Commission CFTC and the National Futures Association NFA : for major currency pairs, and for minor pairs. A great choice for beginner traders thanks to its intuitive interface and award-winning proprietary platforms, IG also has everything a more advanced trader could want when it comes to drawing tools and indicators.
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Suitable even for professional traders, Forex. Users have the option to save preferred chart types and variables for future use, as well as compare multiple financial markets with overlays. Even beginners will appreciate Forex. com ensures a consistent trading experience. The ability to customize virtually every aspect of a chart — from indicators to colors to size — ensures maximum clarity and legibility for even novices trading on a demo account.
In addition to Trading with Forex. com, traders with Standard and Commission accounts can choose between MetaTrader 4 and NinjaTrader. Opting for MetaTrader 4 has several advantages, including access to EAs to automate your trading and additional indicators beyond those native to the platform.
TradingCentral for extra charting and Reuters for news services and market research are also available. If your trading strategy favors scalping, however, NinjaTrader 8 may be the better bet. In addition to depth of market views, the trading platform offers trading directly from charts, one-click trading, simultaneous orders across accounts and cancellation at different prices.
NinjaTrader also simplifies order entry with hotkeys and provides a range of order types, such as order-cancels-order OCO. Used by over , users, this platform empowers you with top-notch charting and analysis. These indicators are supplemented with Market Analyzer, a feature unique to NinjaTrader that identifies opportunities in real-time. The platform does provide all the tools you need to build automations — and unlike MetaTrader 4, does not require EAs.
Traders familiar with C can write their own automation script for custom indicators using NinjaScript, while those with less technical savvy have access to a point-and-click, no-code option. com offers US forex traders a choice of two trading account types: Standard and MetaTrader 4. Both accounts carry no commission costs but also have limited trading platform options. Specifically, US clients will need to choose between the Forex.
com proprietary trading platform, MetaTrader 4 and NinjaTrader. US forex traders will want to consider the costs and fees associated with each account type before proceeding. Commission and STP Pro accounts carry commission costs for each standard lot of thousand that apply when you open or close a position. That said, commission costs decrease the more you trade, in keeping with an account designed for professional traders.
com trading platforms and trading view. That means no MetaTrader 4 or TradingView. A straightforward trading environment, low commissions and a variety of platforms to suit every trading style make Forex. com a great broker for intermediate and advanced US forex traders looking for powerful analytics at an accessible price point. This uniquely American broker benefits from over 40 years of experience.
Today, TD Ameritrade is one of the largest broker-dealer firms in the US, managing over 11 million trading accounts holding more than USD 1 trillion in assets and processing , orders on a daily basis. Acquired by TD Ameritrade and the Charles Schwab Group in , thinkorswim — and its powerful INVESTools suite of solutions — now come standard with a TD Ameritrade investment account — and only a TD Ameritrade investment account. Similar to MetaTrader 4 with many of the same features, thinkorswim edges out the popular third-party platform with its addition of some attractive features, such as depth of market views.
Because when it comes to home-grown trading and analytics solutions, thinkorswim has the charts, calculators and EAs to support just about any trading strategy. Beginners looking to hone their online trading skills can trade virtually using the paperMoney simulator to practice, while more advanced forex traders using a rolling covered call option strategy can automate the management of covered calls using the Strategy Roller tool.
Meanwhile, algorithmic traders have access to over technical studies on which to base an automated trading strategy via thinkScript. An ideal broker for US-based traders hoping to manage a comprehensive portfolio, TD Ameritrade offers access to a wide range of trading products and markets. The broker offers a reasonable portfolio of tradable assets, together with standard analysis, charting and market research tools.
Interactive Brokers, more often known as IBKR, wins out over other platforms for on-the-go trading with a mobile app designed to make trading from a smartphone or tablet as accessible as a web app or desktop. Though perhaps better known to US-based forex traders for its stock and exchange-traded funds ETFs offerings, the IBKR Mobile platform also allows US clients to trade options, futures and other non-forex products across over financial markets.
Unlike some mobile app editions of popular trading platforms, IBKR Mobile has the handheld user experience built-in from the ground up. Block Trading Desk helps money managers who need to execute large orders at the best prices. Impact Dashboard helps you identify which stocks are best for Environmental, social and governance ESG trading.
The interactive Order Entry Wheel uses a similar drag-and-drop interface to allow futures traders to easily open positions for a variety of instruments.
For those concerned about the security risks associated with trading primarily via smartphone or tablet, IBKR mobile provides multiple layers of security, including two-factor identification and Face ID to protect your stored personal data, transaction records and credit card information.
Trader Workstation is Interactive Brokers most powerful trading platform which makes sense since this is the only platform you can download onto your Windows desktop. Research is available in the form of. FXTrader is an order management tool that aggregates quotes from 14 major interbank dealers.
GlobalTrader and Impact allow trading of stocks from 90 markets across the globe using your mobile. It is also suitable for crypto and funds trading. The impact is much the same but has an emphasis on sustainable stocks.
IBKR stands out from other online forex brokers in a few ways that may make it more attractive to forex beginners and other, less experienced investors. Rather than a Standard account, IBKR instead offers retail traders an account known as IBKR Lite, which operates on a commission basis.
The broker does, however, have over currency pairs available for cross-pairing, as well as a wide range of bonds, stocks, options and futures. The broker has also invested heavily in developing a sentient data collection tool to monitor top traders on the platform and synthesize their behaviors into a broadly applicable trading strategy.
According to eToro, the highly-specific nature of the data collected allows it to provide beginner and intermediate traders with more accurate, useful sentient data. Being a specialist in social trading, of particular interest is CopyTrader and SmartTrader.
CopyTrader allows you to find, follow and copy other traders in the eToro network. Smart Trader is like copy trading with indices, with this feature trading baskets are created based on popular themes. More experienced traders may find the platform lacking, however.
In addition to the limited range of products eToro offers US account holders — only cryptocurrency, ETFs and stocks — the trading platform also lacks a desktop format or third-party integrations for more powerful platforms.
US clients of eToro accustomed to using MetaTrader 4 or MetaTrader 5 will be disappointed, in particular. Stocks and ETFs however are commission free. An excellent option for US forex traders new to day trading or specifically interested in crypto, eToro may disappoint more experienced traders or those hoping to build a diverse portfolio.
NADEX is the first financial services platform of its kind to be licensed by the Commodities Futures Trading Commission and the National Futures Association, making it the safest way for US-based forex traders to explore options contracts. NADEX account holders can trade options and knockouts on either a mobile or desktop platforms for enhanced freedom and flexibility. Regardless of how and where they choose to trade, traders have access to identical features and tools,. US-based traders can open three different types of options contracts with NADEX: knockouts, call spreads, and binary options.
Pricing for the underlying instruments is based on COMEX and NYMEX futures. In the case of a binary option expiration where the trader is out of the money, NADEX charges no fee.
Positions are capped for each of the three contract types: 2, for binary options, for call spreads and for knockouts. Traders interested in exploring options and other derivatives can trade with confidence on NADEX, secure in the knowledge that this broker carries the necessary licenses from US regulators. Of all the US forex brokers we profiled, Trading. Like other newer brokers, Trading. A swipe and tap interface makes configuring your trading environment and opening positions less cumbersome than on other applications.
Likewise, Trading. com has made a simple but key innovation: charts in landscape mode. Flipping the phone to landscape mode instantly enlarges charts, which makes tap-to-trade even faster. The platform has the capacity for charts with time frames, as well as 80 technical analysis tools. Users have access to a curated marketplace of custom-built and off-the-shelf trading robots, but can also code their own expert advisors specifically for use on the platform. Note, however, that trading bots and EAs written for use with MT4 will not transfer to MT5 due to a difference in the programming language.
com offers US-based forex traders just one account type: the T1. While the broker does not charge a commission on trades, it does act as a market-maker. Spreads are slightly wider as a result and start at 0.
Leverage for major pairs tops out at for major pairs and for minor pairs in accordance with CFTC and NFA limits. The broker offers an excellent selection of forex pairs; 71 in total, including all major currency pairs, minor currency pairs and exotics. com makes opening an account simple and speedy for a hassle-free experience.
An excellent option for US forex traders looking for low trading costs, tights and a powerful platform to support technical trading strategies. For most US forex traders, the choice of forex broker is likely to hinge on questions relating to the economics of your trading activity. These questions matter, obviously. We spend hundreds of hours compiling information and writing broker reviews to help you answer them.
A footnote in Microsoft's submission opens in new tab to the UK's Competition and Markets Authority CMA has let slip the reason behind Call of Duty's absence from the Xbox Game Pass library: Sony and Activision Blizzard have a deal that restricts the games' presence on the service. The footnote appears in a section detailing the potential benefits to consumers from Microsoft's point of view of the Activision Blizzard catalogue coming to Game Pass.
What existing contractual obligations are those? Why, ones like the "agreement between Activision Blizzard and Sony," that places "restrictions on the ability of Activision Blizzard to place COD titles on Game Pass for a number of years". It was apparently these kinds of agreements that Xbox's Phil Spencer had in mind opens in new tab when he spoke to Sony bosses in January and confirmed Microsoft's "intent to honor all existing agreements upon acquisition of Activision Blizzard".
Unfortunately, the footnote ends there, so there's not much in the way of detail about what these restrictions are or how long they'd remain in effect in a potential post-acquisition world. Given COD's continued non-appearance on Game Pass, you've got to imagine the restrictions are fairly significant if they're not an outright block on COD coming to the service.
Either way, the simple fact that Microsoft is apparently willing to maintain any restrictions on its own ability to put first-party games on Game Pass is rather remarkable, given that making Game Pass more appealing is one of the reasons for its acquisition spree. The irony of Sony making deals like this one while fretting about COD's future on PlayStation probably isn't lost on Microsoft's lawyers, which is no doubt part of why they brought it up to the CMA.
While it's absolutely reasonable to worry about a world in which more and more properties are concentrated in the hands of singular, giant megacorps, it does look a bit odd if you're complaining about losing access to games while stopping them from joining competing services.
We'll find out if the CMA agrees when it completes its in-depth, "Phase 2" investigation opens in new tab into the Activision Blizzard acquisition, which is some way off yet. For now, we'll have to content ourselves with poring over these kinds of corporate submissions for more interesting tidbits like this one. So far, we've already learned that Microsoft privately has a gloomy forecast for the future of cloud gaming opens in new tab , and that the company thinks Sony shouldn't worry so much since, hey, future COD games might be as underwhelming as Vanguard opens in new tab.
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