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President Barack Obama's approval rating falls in California

March 19, 2010 | 12:15 pm
Since 1992, California has been a reliably Democratic state when it comes to presidential politics. But a new survey shows President Obama's approval rating has fallen 13 points in the last year.

Obama's overall approval rating in the state is at 52%. That's down from 65% shortly after he took office last year. Voters are evenly split on the president's handling of the healthcare issue, with 45% of voters saying they approve and another 45% saying they disapprove of the president's healthcare stance. Earlier this year, 53% of those surveyed said they disapproved of the president's work on healthcare.

Congress had just a 12% approval rating in the survey, with 79% of respondents saying they do not like the job Congress is doing.

You can download the entire survey here.

--Anthony York