California's severe drought is making residents anxious about dwindling water supplies, and they're making an effort not to waste a drop.

A record number of Californians are seeing the dwindling water supply as a big problem.

Fifty-five percent of those polled see it as a major issue -- that is the latest finding in a poll by the Public Policy Institute of California.

"Water is now the No. 2 issue in the state after jobs and the economy according to Californians," PPIC President Mark Baldassare said. 

Baldassare says more water conservation is also becoming more prevalent.

"Almost all Californians say that they and their family are either doing a lot or a little to reduce their water use," he said. 

The poll also finds that there is more support for the $11 billion water bond that will be on the ballot. Support sits at around 50 percent. 

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