Pollsters are getting some interesting answers when asking Californians taxes and government services.

The question put to some 1,000 registered voters by the Field Poll is straight forward: Do you prefer higher taxes and more government services or the other way around?  

Field Poll author Mark DiCamillo has their answers.

"The lower taxes, fewer services option wins out 54 to 35 (percent)," DiCamillo said. 

However, when voters are asked whether state and local government spending in each of six specific program areas should be increased, reduced or left the same, there is much less support for spending reductions.

Only small proportions of voters -- between 8 percent and 15 percent -- support less state and local government spending on the K-12 schools, mental health, road and highway building and repair, and law enforcement and police.

Check out the complete study.