Editorial: Californians say homelessness is the state’s top issue. The Bay Area shows why they’re right

“Californians have named homelessness as the most important issue facing the state today, according to a recent poll from the Public Policy Institute of California. Their two other top issues – jobs and the economy, followed by housing costs – are closely related to homelessness.

The full results of the poll, which includes the statistic that just 46% of likely California voters believe the state is headed in the right direction – the lowest share of adults in the poll’s past four years – suggest that Californian’s are deeply concerned with how the state’s failures on affordability and shelter have impacted their own lives and those of their neighbors…”