These quotes from California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger about assisted suicide, according to Reuters:
“I personally think that this is a decision probably that should go to the people, like the death penalty, or other big issues. I don’t think that we — 120 legislators and I — should make the decision..”
“It’s irrelevant what I think about this because I would never want to force my opinion on something like that.”
California had an initiative to legalize euthanasia/assisted suicide in 1992. It began with 70% or so support in the polls and lost 54-46%.