Callers to SUNDIAL overwhelmingly back a state's right to limit welfare benefits to newcomers, as is done in a bill passed by the California Assembly. The bill limits welfare benefits in the first year to newcomers to the state to the same amount the person would have received from the state from which they moved. The state says it would remove the incentive to move to California for higher welfare benefits.
Among 455 respondents, 420 (92 percent) said states should have the right to limit welfare benefits to newcomers, while 35 (8 percent) disagreed with this view.
"It's Your Call" represents a sampling of opinions from certain segments of the community, but it is not balanced demographically, as would be done in a scientific public opinion poll.