In the latest Reason-Rupe poll of 696 California voters, including 508 likely voters, 46 percent report they have seriously considered leaving the Golden State, 54 percent say they have not.

Among those who have considered moving out of California, the most likely reason given is the state’s high cost of living. California’s economic environment, including job opportunities, wages, and the business climate came in as the second most important reason. California’s high level of taxation was the third most mentioned reason.

Nearly two thirds of Romney supporters have considered moving out of the state of California, in contrast, nearly two thirds of Obama voters have not.