California voters appear to be on their way to turning down a package of ballot measures that political leaders had hoped would help solve the state budget deficit, according to a new poll. The Chron reports that the Field Poll shows five of the six ballot measures in the May special election running 9 percent to 27 percent behind. The only one that is ahead is Proposition 1F, which would prohibit raises for government leaders during budget deficit years. The poll results shouldn't be surprising. The measures both limit spending and continue taxes. Even the Democratic Party refused to endorse the cornerstone measure, Prop. 1A, last weekend. If voters turn down the measures, the state deficit will worsen by several billion dollars.