Field Poll Suggests Gov. Brown Losing Ground With Californians

SACRAMENTO (KCBS) – A new poll shows fewer people in California approve of the job being done by Governor Jerry Brown.

40% percent of respondents in the most recent Field Poll disapprove of the governor’s job performance while 43% approve. Brown’s approval numbers have been sinking since shortly after he took office.

While dissecting these just-released figures, Field Poll Director Mark DiCamillo suggested that things have changed dramatically for Brown since last year.

“Two or three months after his inauguration it was more than two-to-one positive,” he explained. “What we’re seeing is a gradual increase with each successive poll in the proportion who disapprove.”

KCBS’ Chris Filippi reports:

SJSU political science professor and KCBS political analyst, Larry Gerston, said it simply comes down to voters becoming increasingly impatient with Brown.

“The governor’s done everything he can on his end but that’s not satisfying people,” Gerston opined. “They want something done and nothing is getting done.”

The Field Poll also shows most voters continue to give the State Legislature poor marks. Only 19% of respondents approve of the job being done by lawmakers while 64% disapprove.

KCBS, CBS 5 and SF Chronicle Insider Phil Matier reports:

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