Ten candidates took the stage for the main debate held in Boulder, Colorado.
Despite the poll’s findings, students said voter excitement might pick up in the fall.
The California Dream Act, passed in October, gives financial aid to undocumented students.
The candidates discussed their positions on pensions, immigration and education.
The Unruh Institute hosted a pre-debate panel discussion about the candidates’ strategies.
Campus political groups hope to raise student interest and involvement in state politics.
The Los Angeles Times/USC poll will involve students in political science classes.