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Phil Matier: Poll Gauges Voters’ Thoughts About Brown’s Performance

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SACRAMENTO (AP/KCBS) – A new Field Poll finds that California voters have a favorable impression of Governor Jerry Brown after his first months in office, even though roughly two-thirds are pessimistic about the state’s direction.

The survey released Tuesday shows 48 percent of registered voters approve of Brown’s initial performance as governor, while 21 percent disapprove and nearly one-third have no opinion. This is the Democrat’s third term, after serving from 1975 to 1983.

KCBS and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier Comments:

Democrats and independents view his performance favorably, while only 25 percent of Republicans approve.

 

Just 16 percent of voters approve of the Legislature’s performance, while 64 percent say California is on the wrong track.

 

The telephone survey of 898 registered voters was conducted Feb. 28 through March 14 and has a margin of sampling error of 3.4 percentage points.

 

(Copyright 2011 by CBS San Francisco. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services may have contributed to this report.)

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