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Schwarzenegger poll numbers reach new low; Legislature does even worse

Both Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and the California Legislature recorded dismal approval ratings in the latest Field Poll.

The poll found that 27% of respondents approved of the governor's performance, marking a new low for him. Schwarzenegger's disapproval rating reached a new high, 65%, according to the poll.

By contrast, a Field Poll in September 2004 showed the governor with a 65% approval rating and 22% disapproval rating.

The Legislature fared even worse compared with the governor. The poll found that 13% of respondents approved of the Legislature's performance, while 78% disapproved.

"Voters’ current 78% disapproval rating of the legislature is the lowest ever obtained by the Field Poll for that institution in measures dating back to 1983," the pollsters said in an analysis.

According to Field, the poll was based on a random sample survey of 1,005 registered voters in California and conducted between Sept. 18 and Oct. 5.

-- Shelby Grad

 
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I think we should just have everyone elected to a six year term with a prohibition on repeating yourself in office and then let the governor, the senators and the representatives do what we elect them to do, govern, without worrying about being reelected.

SchwarzenKennedy is a republican in name only. He has broken his on his campaign promises to eliminate waste and not raise taxes. The main issue that got him elected was the vehicle registration fees. HE vowed to cut them, which he did in his first term. Now, since reelection isn't an issue, he's tripled them. He has ignored the fact that illegal aliens cost the state more than 10 billion annually. He can't seem to do anything right unless he has a script. Go back to Hollywood girly man, your political career is over!

Not letting legislators do their own redistricting every 10 years is one obvious way to improve things (and not just in CA!). This kind of severe conflict of interest would never be tolerated in all kinds of situations of far less importance. It's an affront to democracy and good government.

Not letting legislators do their own redistricting every 10 years is one obvious way to improve things (and not just in CA!). This kind of severe conflict of interest would never be tolerated in all kinds of situations of far less importance. It's an affront to democracy and good government.

HAHAHA! Stupid cahleefohnians... Ahnold eez ohnly duheeng wot heh sayd he wood!

California was the test state for the rest of the nation. Guess what they learned. They learned that they have to fix health care to keep hospitals funded for illegals. Good job California

 
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