A new poll confirms that the Obama administration and federal health officials have failed to convince Americans — at least those in the most populous state of California — of the seriousness of a H1N1 swine flu pandemic.
A majority of those registered voters polled by a new survey team involving The Times and the University of Southern California said they believed the new, delayed vaccine was safe.
But a majority also said they had no intention of getting it.
The findings come from a new Los Angeles Times/University of Southern California College of Letters, Arts & Sciences Poll. The survey, which interviewed 1,500 registered voters from Oct. 27 through Nov. 3, was conducted for The Times and USC by two nationally prominent polling firms, the Democratic firm Greenberg Quinlan Rosner and the Republican firm Public Opinion Strategies....