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Assemblywoman Fiona Ma, D-San Francisco, looks over a copy of the Little Hover Commission report that called for a freeze of pension benefits for public employees at a joint legislative hearing in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday, March 2. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

A recent poll found that California voters believe pension benefits for firefighters, police, teachers, and other public employees are too generous.

The Field Poll, conducted with the UC Berkeley, found public opinion has swayed in the last two years over whether pension plans for public employees were acceptable. Two years ago, 40 percent of voters thought pensions were at about the right level, while 16 percent believed they were not generous enough.

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