On politics in the Golden State
By Chris Megerian
March 22, 2013, 2:00 p.m.

SACRAMENTO — For most politicians, earning the support of one in three voters would be a red flag. But for the California Legislature, it’s a sign of improvement.

Thirty percent of California voters said they approve of the job being done by state lawmakers, according to a new poll conducted for the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences and the Los Angeles Times.

It’s the Legislature’s highest ranking in four years, and an increase from 18% in March 2010.

David Horne, 58, of Los Angeles is one of the few that gave the Legislature high marks. A registered Democrat, he was impressed that lawmakers passed laws protecting homeowners last year.

“That actually showed a little initiative,” he said.

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