It feels good to be ahead of the curve. After raising a family in California, my wife and I (along with our dogs) pulled up our stakes and moved to the great state of Texas. And apparently, we weren’t the only California residents sick and tired of our state.

The San Francisco Bay Area is leading the nation in outward migration.  More people are leaving  than coming. Joe Pollak knows why — 53% of California residents are considering leaving because of the sky-high cost of living.

He writes:

The “Trust Barometer” poll, by Edelman Intelligence, was conducted January 4-20 among 1,500 California residents, with a margin of error of 2.5%. A special oversample of 400 tech workers in the San Francisco Bay Area was also conducted, with a margin of error of 4.8%.

The results are sobering. Nearly two-thirds, 62%, of respondents said they believed the best days of California were in the past.

Here are more of the findings:
  • More than two-thirds, 68%, of Californians, believe the tech industry has been under-regulated
  • Nearly three-fourths of residents, 72%, say “cost and availability of housing is a very serious issue for California”
  • 62% of residents say “homelessness is a very serious issue for California.

Interestingly, one of the most frequently Googled questions from the state of California in 2018 was “Should I move out?”

The answer for our family was yes, and we couldn’t be happier.  California politicians need to realize that their so-called utopian society is making everyone leave in droves.

Hat Tip:  Breitbart

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About The Author

Mark was a co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, and served as the national coordinator. He left the organization to work more broadly on expanding the self-governance movement beyond the partisan divide. Mark appears regularly on television in outlets as diverse as MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business and the BBC. He’s highly sought after for the tea party perspective from print and electronic media outlets, from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, L.A. Times, Washington Examiner, Politico and the The Hill. Mark blogs at, and his opinion editorials regularly run in many of the leading political newspapers both on and offline. Mark has a BA in English from San Diego State University and graduated with honors from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1988. He practiced real estate and business law for almost a decade. For the last eleven years of his legal career he specialized in Internet advertising law. When not fighting for the future of our nation, Mark is an avid horseman, and lives in rural northern California with his wife Patty and two children.

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