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Poll: Californians Not Sold on Treating Uber, Lyft Drivers as Independent Contractors

September 23, 2020

Despite amassing the largest campaign war chest in California history, Uber, Lyft and other app-based companies are in danger of coming up short with voters on a ballot measure that would allow them to again classify their workers as independent contractors, a new statewide poll shows.

The UC Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies poll shows that 39% of the 5,900 likely voters surveyed Sept. 9-15 would side with the companies and vote yes on Proposition 22, compared with 36% who said they would vote no and 25% still undecided. The poll’s margin of error is plus or minus two points.

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