L.A. Times to do polls with USC

Six statewide polls will be conducted between now and the November 2010 election, to be called the University of Southern California College of Letters, Arts & Sciences/Los Angeles Times Poll. The first one runs Sunday in the paper. “In a state as large and diverse as California, accurate and timely polling is a key tool to allow people to learn what their fellow Californians think about major issues. Making that sort of information available is a central part of our journalistic mission," Times editor Russ Stanton says in a statement. The Times killed its own prestigious Los Angeles Times Poll last year.

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