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Supporters of Prop 3 for Children's Hospitals Still Have Work to Do

A new Field Poll shows most voters who've heard about a 980-million dollar bond measure for Children's Hospitals are in favor of it. But the poll also reveals only 18 percent of likely voters are fami

Supporters of Prop 3 for Children's Hospitals Still Have Work to Do

A new Field Poll shows most voters who've heard about a $980-million bond measure for Children's Hospitals are in favor of it. But the poll also reveals only 18 percent of likely voters are familiar with the proposition. KPBS Reporter Kenny Goldberg has the story.

 Prop 3 would pay for the expansion and renovation of Children's Hospitals throughout the state. Rady Children's Hospital in San Diego would be eligible for 98-million dollars.

Mark DiCamillo directs the Field Poll. He says the measure has a built-in advantage: most voters want to help kids.

Mark DiCamillo: A large chunk of voters also think that more money needs to be spent on building and rebuilding the state's hospitals, and that Children's Hospitals provide services that other hospitals don't.

But DiCamillo says with only 18 percent of voters familiar with the issue, supporters need to raise awareness.

There is no organized campaign against Prop 3. It needs a simple majority vote to pass.

Kenny Goldberg, KPBS News.

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