68 percent of Californians support soda tax

February 14, 2013 9:18:57 PM PST
A new field poll reveals that more than half of Californians would support a soda tax if the money is used for healthy school programs.

Only 40 percent of voters supported a soda tax when first asked, but that number increased to 68 percent if the tax money would be earmarked for school nutrition and physical education programs.

The poll was done on behalf of California Endowment and comes after voters in Richmond rejected a soda tax in November 2012.