California Voters Still Approve Of Governor Brown, But Not Legislature

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California State Capitol in Sacramento (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California State Capitol in Sacramento (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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SACRAMENTO (KCBS) – California Governor Jerry Brown’s approval rating amongst California voters remains favorable, but the same cannot be said for California lawmakers in general, that according to the latest Field Poll.

“There’s not too much change in regards to the governor,” said Field Poll Director Mark DiCamillo. “45 percent of voters approve of his performance while 38 percent disapprove.”

But he said it’s a much different story for state legislators. Among those surveyed, 66 percent disapprove of their performance while only 22 percent approved.

“What’s happened in the legislature is that voters perceive it as a very partisan institution,” said DiCamillo. “That the parties of the two sides are never really coming together.”

KCBS’ Mark Seelig Reports:

Despite that, a proposal to make the Assembly and Senate part time jobs does not garner much support among California voters – 45 percent oppose such a move while 39 percent think it’s a good idea.

The poll also asked people how they felt about the direction in which California is headed. 62 percent said the state is on the wrong track while 32 percent think California is heading in the right direction. DiCamillo said they are ugly numbers but it does represent an 11 percent increase in those feeling better about the state’s overall situation.

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