The following comes from an October 7 KPBS story by Kenny Goldberg:
One day after California Governor Jerry Brown signed the right-to-die bill into law, a group calling itself Seniors Against Suicide filed papers to place a referendum to repeal the law on next year’s ballot.
The latest Field Poll reveals that effort won’t be easy.
The poll of 1,002 registered voters shows 65 percent support the idea of doctor-assisted death. A majority of Democrats, Republicans and even Catholics favor it. In fact, the only sub-group in the poll to oppose the concept were Born-Again Christians.
Opponents would have to surmount a major obstacle just to get the measure on the ballot: they’d have 90 days to collect the signatures of 365,880 registered voters.