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LATimes: Poll says Gov. Brown has nearly 20-point lead over challenger Kashkari

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By Melanie Mason
July 23, 2014

Gov. Jerry Brown has a nearly 20-point advantage over GOP challenger Neel Kashkari, according to a poll released Wednesday, which also found strong support among Californians for the state’s landmark global warming law.

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IEBusinessDaily: The Incredible, Shrinking President

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Political Whispers
Saturday, July 5, 2014

So, as with all Presidential second terms, President Obama is fading from relevance. It is inevitable and common for second term Presidents to become less popular and effective, Republican or Democrat.

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President Obama’s diminished popularity and recurring questions about government competence have been a drag thus far on Democratic candidates, polls show.

Michael A. Memoli
July 4, 2014

Democrats headed into the Fourth of July recess facing stiff head winds in their quest to maintain a Senate majority this fall, contending with voters’ unease over the economy and a slew of Washington controversies.

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HuffPost: American Dissatisfaction With Everything Is Reaching Historic Levels

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Ryan Grim and Kasey Varner
Posted: 07/03/2014 – 5:28 pm EDT
Updated: 07/03/2014 – 5:59 pm EDT

WASHINGTON — People are mad as hell, and they’re not going to take it anymore, an extensive new survey of public attitudes toward the government finds.

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InlandPolitics: This and That!

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Thursday, July 3, 2014 – 10:15 a.m.

Here’s some news flowing across the transom Thursday morning.

Official unemployment rate falls in June

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, 288,000 jobs were added in June. The number dropped the official unemployment rate (U-3) to 6.1%

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LATimes: Gallup poll: Confidence in Supreme Court falls to 30%

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There was time when a majority of Americans were confident in their Supreme Court, but those positive feelings have been eroding in the last quarter of a century so that just 30% now say they have confidence in the institution, according to a Gallup poll.

Michael Muskal
June 30, 2014

The poll, released Monday, had good news and bad news for the high court, a unique institution that serves as a check and balance in the United States. People have more confidence in the court than in any other arm of government, but that may not be saying that much when confidence in the presidency stands at 29% and in the Congress at 7%.

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SacBee: California voters remain unhappy with Legislature, survey finds

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By Daniel Rothberg
drothberg@sacbee.com
Published: Friday, Jun. 27, 2014 – 12:00 am
Last Modified: Friday, Jun. 27, 2014 – 6:54 am

Fueled by partisan and geographic differences, satisfaction with the Legislature continued a downward swing that began after a state senator was arrested on corruption charges earlier this year, according to a Field Poll released Friday.

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Field Poll

By Christopher Cadelago
ccadelago@sacbee.com
Published: Thursday, Jun. 26, 2014 – 12:00 am
Last Modified: Thursday, Jun. 26, 2014 – 8:28 am

Tracey La Monica lost her job at a nonprofit organization four years ago as the state’s economy sputtered amid the global economic crisis. Although she soon landed employment, La Monica said she believes the slow recovery continues to weigh heavily on California.

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Calbuzz: Field Poll: Gov. Gandalf Crushing Tyrion of Kashkari

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By Jerry Roberts and Phil Trounstine
June 25, 2014

Democrat Jerry Brown has little to fear from his GOP challenger, Neel Kashkari, according to the latest Field Poll that finds the governor leading by 20 points – 52-32% — including 13% among Republicans.

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Field Poll

By Christopher Cadelago
ccadelago@sacbee.com
Published: Tuesday, Jun. 24, 2014 – 12:00 am

Despite political fallout from his prisoner exchange, the unfolding scandal in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and growing unrest in the Middle East, President Barack Obama has maintained encouraging job ratings in California, where he’s buoyed by a scarcity of Republicans, according to the new Field Poll.

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The Fix
By Philip Bump
June 20, 2014

Gallup released a new poll on Thursday revealing that only seven percent of Americans have any real confidence in Congress. It’s an historic low, and probably one that 93 percent of Americans think is still higher than it should be.

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Politico: Poll: Obama sinks on immigration

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Thirty-one percent of those polled approved of his handling of immigration.

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By KENDALL BREITMAN | 6/20/14 6:07 AM EDT Updated: 6/20/14 8:42 AM EDT

Two in three Americans disapprove of President Barack Obama’s handling of immigration, according to a new Gallup poll.

At 65 percent, the disapproval rate is the highest that Gallup has reported since the group began polling on the subject and is up 10 points since August 2013.

Thirty-one percent of those polled approved of his handling of immigration, the lowest readings since 2010, when only 29 percent approved.

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Politico: NBC/WSJ poll: Obama approval rating low point

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Obama’s approval rating on foreign policy sets a new low.

By JONATHAN TOPAZ | 6/18/14 6:18 AM EDT

President Barack Obama’s approval rating is tied for the lowest mark since the beginning of his presidency, a new poll says.

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WashPost: Obama’s image hits record lows in trio of polls

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By Sean Sullivan
June 13, 2014

At least three polls released this week showed President Obama’s favorability rating hitting new lows.

In his first term, his favorable rating held steady even as his job approval rating slipped. But that’s no longer true.

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SacBee: Dan Walters: Ignored issues undercut Legislature’s better image

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By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com
Published: Sunday, Jun. 8, 2014 – 12:00 am

Approval ratings of the California Legislature, as measured in periodic polling, were in the teens a few years ago but have since improved.

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LATimes: Poll: Jerry Brown leads, GOP foes in dead heat for No. 2 in primary

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In poll, Republican Neel Kashkari makes gains against GOP rival Tim Donnelly

Seema Mehta, Michael Finnegan
June 1, 2014

Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown holds a commanding lead in his bid for an unprecedented fourth term, but the race among GOP candidates seeking to take him on in November has become a dead heat just days before Tuesday’s election, according to a new USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll.

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LATimes: Voters want reserve funds used for state debt, poll says

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Chris Megerian
May 30, 2014

Paying down debt is the best use of the state’s reserve fund, voters say in a new USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll.

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Carla Marinucci

Posted on Wednesday, May 28 at 11:35am | By Carla Marinucci

With Democrat Jerry Brown still holding a commanding lead in the California governor’s race, the Republican contest for second place remains lively — with Tea Party favorite Tim Donnelly enjoying a 7-point advantage over former Treasury official Neel Kashkari, according to a new Golden State Poll by the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.

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LATimes: Kashkari winning race for money, but still lags in polls

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Michael Finnegan
May 24, 2014

If there’s one thing Republican Neel Kashkari needed this week to stay in the running for governor of California, it was money.

And he got it. Big donors have started spending more than $650,000 promoting the Laguna Beach newcomer to California politics.

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LATimes: Neel Kashkari gains on Tim Donnelly in new California governor poll

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California Republican gubernatorial candidates Neel Kashkari, left, and Tim Donnelly, far right, at an Anaheim debate last week. (Alex Gallardo / Associated Press)

Michael Finnegan
May 21, 2014

The race between the two main Republicans vying to challenge Gov. Jerry Brown’s reelection has tightened, but Assemblyman Tim Donnelly still holds an edge over Neel Kashkari, a former assistant U.S. Treasury secretary, a new poll has found.

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Gallup: Jobs, Government, and Economy Remain Top U.S. Problems

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Twenty percent mention unemployment or jobs, up from 14% in April

May 19, 2014
by Rebecca Riffkin

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Twenty percent of Americans name unemployment or jobs as the most important problem facing the country in May, up from 14% who mentioned these issues in April. Dysfunctional government (19%) and the economy in general (17%) also rank among the top problems.

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The PE: CONGRESS: Could Inland Democratic nightmare repeat itself?

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May 14, 2014

One of Democrats’ biggest electoral embarrassments in 2012 could repeat itself this year, according to a pollster who recently surveyed a hotly contested Inland congressional district.

To read story by Jeff Horseman in the Press-Enterprise, click here.

LATimes: Republicans poised for midterm gains, polling indicates

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David Lauter
Monday, May 5, 2014

Six months out from the November midterm election, Republicans have a strong advantage which, if it holds up, would likely translate into significant gains in Congress, a new nationwide survey indicates.

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April 29, 2014 10:30 PM
SHEA JOHNSON, STAFF WRITER

A supporter of 33rd Assembly District candidate Scott Markovich recently filed a complaint with the Fair Political Practices Commission alleging that a research group made disparaging remarks about three other candidates during a phone call last week and refused to disclose who was paying for its services.

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President Obama’s approval rating fell to 41 percent, down from 46 percent through the first three months of the year and the lowest of his presidency in Washington Post (ABC News polls. Charles Dharapak/AP)

By Dan Balz and Peyton M. Craighill
Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Democrats face serious obstacles as they look to the November elections, with President Obama’s approval rating at a new low and a majority of voters saying they prefer a Congress in Republican hands to check the president’s agenda, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.

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SFChronicle: Neel Kashkari trails registered sex offender in new governor poll

Carla Marinucci

Posted on Thursday, April 24 at 5:27pm | By Carla Marinucci

Republican gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari was already facing an uphill climb to unseat Gov. Jerry Brown this year, and now a new poll shows just how steep that hill is — he’s trailing a registered sex offender.

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Field Poll

By David Siders
dsiders@sacbee.com
Published: Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014 – 12:00 am
Last Modified: Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014 – 7:44 am

Proposition 13 may be the third rail of California politics, but state voters appear to have some appetite for making changes to the tax-limiting measure, according to a new Field Poll.

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SacBee: Republican leads controller’s race in Field Poll

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By Christopher Cadelago
ccadelago@sacbee.com
Published: Saturday, Apr. 12, 2014 – 12:00 am
Last Modified: Saturday, Apr. 12, 2014 – 12:35 am

In the state controller’s race, Republican Ashley Swearengin holds an early lead over a pair of better-known Democrats vying to advance to the general election in November, according to a new Field Poll.

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Calbuzz: Field Poll Shocker: Republican Leads Statewide Race

By Jerry Roberts and Phil Trounstine
Friday, April 11, 2014

With Gov. Jerry Brown in a commanding position to be re-elected in November and with transparency and integrity in office thrust into the news by scandal in Sacramento, the most interesting statewide contest – one in which a Republican has at least a shot at winning a constitutional office — is the race for Secretary of State.

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SFChronicle: Field Poll: Yee scandal dents opinion of Legislature

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Melody Gutierrez
Updated 7:01 am, Thursday, April 10, 2014

Sacramento– Public opinion of the California Legislature has taken a sudden, negative turn since a San Francisco senator was charged with corruption and arms trafficking, according to a Field Poll released Thursday.

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Field Poll

By David Siders
dsiders@sacbee.com
Published: Wednesday, Apr. 9, 2014 – 12:24 am

Gov. Jerry Brown’s public approval rating has risen to a new high, as he pummels a crop of little-known Republicans in his bid for re-election, according to a new Field Poll.

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The PE: FIELD POLL: President Obama’s popularity in California still high

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With Gov. Jerry Brown next to him, President Barack Obama discusses California’s drought crisis during a February visit. A new Field Poll found the president continues to be popular with the majority of California voters despite his overall negative image nationwide. (File Photo)

April 08, 2014; 06:01 AM

President Barack Obama’s popularity among California voters remains high even as a majority of Americans disapprove of him, according to a Field Poll released Tuesday.

To read story by Jeff Horseman in The Press Enterprise, click here.

The Hill: Poll: Dems missing mark with swing voters

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By Alexander Bolton
03/30/14 02:00 PM EDT

A new political advocacy group has teamed up with former Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) to argue that the economic inequality agenda of Senate Democrats is a loser with swing voters.

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SacBee: Poll: Tim Donnelly leads all Republicans in race for governor

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
March 26, 2014

Tim Donnelly leads the field of Republicans bidding to unseat Gov. Jerry Brown early in this year’s gubernatorial race, according to a new poll.

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U.S. President Barack Obama have lunch with five young people at The Coupe restaurant - DC

By Aaron Blake
March 26 at 3:38 pm

Negative views of President Obama have hit a new high, according to a poll.

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WSJ: WSJ/NBC News Poll: Obama’s Approval Rating Hits New Low

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Marks Could Be Hurdle for Democrats in November Amid Broad Dissatisfaction
By Patrick O’Connor
March 12, 2014 12:01 a.m. ET

President Barack Obama is struggling to overcome widespread pessimism about the economy and deep frustration with Washington, notching the lowest job-approval ratings of his presidency in a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll.

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Politico: Poll: Obama approval at record low

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Obama received low marks on foreign policy amid the crisis in Ukraine. | AP Photo

 

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By TAL KOPAN | 3/5/14 6:16 PM EST

President Barack Obama’s approval rating hit a new low mark in a poll out Wednesday, dipping below 40 percent for the first time.

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RollCall: Polls Show No Impact From State of the Union Address

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By Steven T. Dennis
Roll Call Staff
Feb. 1, 2014, 4:02 p.m.

Tens of millions of Americans watched President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address, but the speech had no appreciable impact on his depressed poll numbers.

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SacBee: Poll finds Californians not thrilled with Obama, health care law

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
January 29, 2014

As the federal health care overhaul continues to divide Californians, President Barack Obama’s approval here plunged to a record low, according to a new poll from the Public Policy Institute of California.

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Sean Gardner/Getty Images – Hillary Rodham Clinton holds a strong lead over other Democrats in the 2016 race, while the Republican field is wide open, a Washington Post-ABC News poll finds.

By Philip Rucker and Scott Clement
January 30, 2014

Hillary Rodham Clinton holds a commanding 6 to 1 lead over other Democrats heading into the 2016 presidential campaign, while the Republican field is deeply divided with no clear front-runner, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.

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WashPost: Poll finds little faith in nation’s leaders

By Dan Balz and Peyton M. Craighill
January 26, 2014

President Obama will speak to the nation Tuesday night with approval ratings lower than for any of his previous State of the Union addresses and with Americans broadly pessimistic that he or lawmakers of either party will make good decisions for the future of the country, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.

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Politico: Poll: Most say White House not competent

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Voters disapprove of Obama’s handling of the economy 56 percent to 39 percent, the poll says. | AP Photo

By TAL KOPAN | 1/22/14 12:36 PM EST

A slim majority of Americans say the Obama administration is not competent at running the government, according to a new poll.

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WashPost: Richard Cohen: Hillary Clinton’s unlucky year

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By Richard Cohen, Opinion Writer
Tuesday, December 31, 2013

It is incumbent on me as a columnist to do one of those year-end things — the 10 best of this, the 10 worst of that or, as you will see, who had the worst year in politics. That distinction goes, with some reluctance on my part, to Hillary Rodham Clinton. As has sometimes happened in her life, events got away from her.

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Alex Pappas
Political Reporter
10:40 AM 12/31/2013

After a year of seeing President Obama’s approval ratings plummet, the president’s pollster is offering a strikingly candid and pessimistic New Year’s resolution.

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The PE: POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Miller approval ratings down; six Californias?

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Rep. Gary Miller, R-Rancho Cucamonga

December 27, 2013; 05:56 PM

Democrats seeking to unseat Rep. Gary Miller, R-Rancho Cucamonga, in the 31st Congressional District are feeling encouraged by a recent poll that shows him with weak approval ratings.

To read post by Jeff Horseman and Imran Ghori in The PE Political Empire Blog, click here.

The Sentinel: State Supreme Court Reinstates Earlier Dismissed Charges In Colonies Case

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By Mark Gutglueck
Posted on December 27, 2013

(December 26) SACRAMENTO—The California Supreme Court on December 23 reestablished the essential elements of the Colonies Lawsuit Settlement Public Corruption Prosecution, granting the gist of prosecutors’ appeal more than a year and two months after the Fourth District Court of Appeal in Riverside dismissed the most crucial charges lodged against developer Jeff Burum, the central defendant in the case.

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The Hill: Christie, Clinton tied in new presidential poll

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December 27, 2013, 07:49 am
By Peter Sullivan

A new CNN poll finds that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton are essentially tied in a potential 2016 presidential matchup.

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CNN: Poll: GOP has edge in early midterm indicator

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December 26th, 2013 – 09:00 AM ET
Posted by CNN Political Editor Paul Steinhauser

Washington (CNN) – Democrats have lost their advantage and Republicans now have a slight edge in the battle for control of Congress, according to a new national poll.

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WashPost: Obama suffers most from year of turmoil, poll finds

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Carolyn Kaster/AP – President Obama is ending his fifth year in office with his lowest approval ratings.

By Dan Balz and Scott Clement
December 17, 2013

President Obama is ending his fifth year in office matching the worst public approval ratings of his presidency, with record numbers of Americans saying they disapprove of his job performance and his once-hefty advantages over Republicans in Congress eroded in many areas, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.

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Politico: Poll on Obamacare: Unease, dismay

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Fourteen percent said coverage for spouses is being restricted or eliminated. | AP Photo
By ASSOCIATED PRESS | 12/15/13 2:07 PM EST

WASHINGTON — Americans who already have health insurance are blaming President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul for their rising premiums and deductibles, and overall 3 in 4 say the rollout of coverage for the uninsured has gone poorly.

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SFChronicle: Politics Blog: Why Feinstein’s approval is sinking in new poll

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Political news, election updates, for San Francisco CA and national politics
Posted on December 14, 2013 | By jgarofoli@sfchronicle.com (Joe Garofoli)

It’s no surprise that only 11 percent of California registered voters who represented in the new Field Poll think Congress is doing a good job. (Who are THOSE people, and will they share their happy juice?)

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The PE: CONGRESS: Approval rating near record low, poll finds

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A majority of Californians aren’t happy with Congress. But voters in districts with Democratic incumbents are liklier to send their representative back to Washington than those in Republican districts, according to a poll released Saturday, Dec 14. (File Photo)

December 14, 2013; 06:01 AM

It’s not shocking that Californians aren’t happy with Congress. But a new poll shows that Republican incumbents might have more to worry about than their Democratic counterparts.

To read story by Jeff Horseman in The Press-Enterprise, click here.

SacBee: Public opinion turns against labor unions in California

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By David Siders
dsiders@sacbee.com
Published: Friday, Dec. 13, 2013 – 12:00 am

Public support for labor unions has plunged in California, with more voters for the first time saying they do more harm than good, according to a new Field Poll.

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WashPost: Two polls show Obama hitting a new low

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By Aaron Blake
December 10 at 4:45 pm

Two new polls show President Obama hitting a new low for his presidency.

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The PE: MARIJUANA: Field Poll says Californians now favor legalization

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December 10, 2013; 06:01 AM

In a first for California, a majority of voters now favors legalization of marijuana, and most want pot regulated like alcohol, according to Field Poll results released Tuesday, Dec. 10.

To read story by Richard K. De Atley in The Press-Enterprise, click here.

The Hill: Obama’s disapproval reaches 53 percent

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December 10, 2013, 09:32 am
By Mario Trujillo

President Obama’s disapproval rating has shot up to 53 percent, the highest rating the McClatchy-Marist poll has recorded for him in nearly 30 surveys.

Obama’s approval rating stood at 43 percent in the poll released Monday night.

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United Technologies/National Journal Congressional Connection Poll finds a quarter would be “very pleased” to extend checks to gun shows and Internet sales.(Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images)

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By Peter Bell
December 6, 2013

A majority of Republican and Republican-leaning men, 53 percent, would be “very pleased” or “somewhat pleased” if legislation requiring universal background checks on all gun sales was passed by Congress and signed by the president, according to the latest United Technologies/National Journal Congressional Connection Poll.

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The PE: FIELD POLL: Voters not sure about Democrats’ supermajority

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Gov. Jerry Brown, center, gives his State of the State Address in January, flanked by Assembly Speaker John Perez, D-Los Angeles, left, and Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento, right, at the state Capitol. (Rich Pedroncelli/AP)

December 06, 2013; 06:01 AM

California voters have mixed views about the Democratic supermajority in Sacramento, but that doesn’t mean they’re willing to turn state government over to Republicans, a new Field Poll revealed Friday, Dec. 6.

To read story by Jeff Horseman in The Press-Enterprise, click here.

SacBee: Jerry Brown holds huge lead in re-election poll

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California Governor Jerry Brown (Hector Amezcua / hamezcua@sacbee.com)

By David Siders
dsiders@sacbee.com
Published: Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 – 12:00 am
Last Modified: Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 – 12:06 am

Gov. Jerry Brown’s public approval rating has surged to a new high, and he is the overwhelming early favorite to win re-election next year, according to a new Field Poll.

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The Atlantic: Why Millennials Fell Out of Love With Obama

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The economy, the Edward Snowden revelations, and the Affordable Care Act have all stressed the president’s relationship with young Americans.

Garance Franke-Ruta
December 4 2013, 2:06 PM ET

There’s no heartbreak like the heartbreak of first love, and when it comes to politics, no disappointment more bitter than that of a young person who grows up to realize her one-time idol is all too human.

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SacBee: Field Poll: Disapproval of Obama rises among California voters

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By Christopher Cadelago
ccadelago@sacbee.com
Published: Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013 – 12:00 am
Last Modified: Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013 – 7:55 am

Even in deep blue California, disapproval of Democratic President Barack Obama is rising and voters are souring on the country’s prospects, according to a new Field Poll.

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Reuters: Obama says ‘nowhere to go but up’ after HealthCare.gov debacle

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By Roberta Rampton
Washington – Fri Nov 29, 2013 5:08pm EST

(Reuters) – President Barack Obama’s popularity has taken a beating over the botched October 1 launch of Obamacare, but in a television interview set to air on Friday, Obama said he believes Americans eventually will appreciate his signature healthcare reform.

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By David Siders
dsiders@sacbee.com
Published: Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013 – 12:00 am
Last Modified: Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013 – 7:34 am

SAN FRANCISCO — Beset by criticism of the federal health care overhaul and with his public approval rating at an all-time low, President Barack Obama arrived in California on Monday seeking to shift attention to immigration and the economy, issues around which he has traditionally managed to rally fellow Democrats.

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InlandPolitics: This and That!

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013 – 10:00 a.m.

Here’s some news of interest flowing across the transom Wednesday morning.

San Bernardino County pension fund recruiting for another CEO

San Bernardino County’s pension fund, the San Bernardino County Employee’s Retirement Association, appears to be recruiting another chief executive officer.

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WashPost: Poll: Obama’s approval rating dips below 40 percent

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By Aaron Blake
November 5 at 4:05 pm

President Obama’s approval rating has dipped below 40 percent for the first time in two years, according to a new poll from Gallup.

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Politico: Poll: Obama approval at all-time low

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By JOSE DELREAL
10/30/13 6:49 PM EDT Updated: 10/31/13 8:12 AM EDT

President Barack Obama’s job approval has dropped to an all-time low, according to a new poll released Wednesday.

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The Fix

By Peyton M. Craighill and Scott Clement
October 21 at 1:00 pm

Most Americans say the rocky start for HealthCare.gov is a harbinger of bigger problems for the Affordable Care Act, according to results of a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.

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A man looks over the Affordable Care Act (commonly known as Obamacare) signup page on the HealthCare.gov Web site in New York in this October 2, 2013 photo illustration. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Fifty-six percent of Americans say the Web site problems are part of a broader problem with the law’s implementation while just 40 percent see the Web site problems as an isolated incident. Reaction to federal insurance exchange Web site are deeply rooted in partisanship. More than eight in 10 Republicans say Web site troubles are a sign of broader implementation problems, while most Democrats call it an isolated incident. Independents resemble the public overall, with 55 percent seeing broader problems with implementation.

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SacBee: Poll: Californians like ballot initiatives but want process altered

Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
October 8, 2013

Californians value the ballot initiative and want it to remain as a check on a political system they mistrust, but voters support major reforms in the process, according to a new poll from the Public Policy Institute of California.

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InlandPolitics: S.B. County: Dutton announces Assessor-Record bid

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Dutton

Monday, September 16, 2013 – 04:30 p.m.

As expected, Former State Senator Bob Dutton formally has announced his candidacy for San Bernardino County Assessor-Recorder.

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Politico: NBC/WSJ poll: GOP on the rise

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The poll found the GOP with a 7-point lead on the issue of foreign policy.

By LUCY MCCALMONT | 9/13/13 6:15 AM EDT

Republicans are now leading Democrats on handling several key issues, according to a new Wall Street Journal/NBC poll.

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LATimes: Americans oppose U.S. military strikes in Syria, polls find

By Morgan Little
September 3, 2013, 1:13 p.m.

WASHINGTON – President Obama has to persuade not just Congress on military intervention in Syria. New polling shows the American public is highly skeptical of the administration’s plan for limited missile strikes in response to the alleged use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government.

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The PE: Political Empire Blog: JEFF STONE: Poll favorable for state Senate campaign

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Riverside County Supervisor Jeff Stone

August 28, 2013

Jeff Stone’s state Senate campaign released a poll that bodes well for the Riverside County supervisor.

To read post by Jeff Horseman in The Press Enterprise Political Empire Blog, click here.

Health Insurance Rates

By David Siders
dsiders@sacbee.com
Published: Monday, Aug. 19, 2013 – 12:00 am | Page 3A
Last Modified: Monday, Aug. 19, 2013 – 6:07 am

Half of California voters say they are paying more for health care than they were a year ago, and the same percentage of voters say their health care costs are hard to afford, according to a new Field Poll.

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LATimes: NSA faces backlash over collecting phone data

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Federal officials continue to defend the National Security Agency’s collection of Americans’ phone records, but public and congressional support is eroding. Even supporters say changes may be needed.

By Ken Dilanian
July 27, 2013, 6:05 p.m.

WASHINGTON — A reporter recently asked the National Security Agency’s chief a blunt question: Why can’t he come up with a better example of a terrorism plot foiled through the bulk collection of U.S. phone records?

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The PE: FIELD POLL: Hillary Clinton still popular in California

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton addresses the 51st Delta Sigma Theta National Convention in Washington earlier this month.

July 25, 2013; 06:01 AM

SACRAMENTO –- California voters continue to look favorably upon Hillary Clinton as presidential material, a new survey shows.

To read story by Rachel Uda in The Press Enterprise, click here.

SacBee: Jerry Brown’s approval ratings take a dip but remain high

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By Laurel Rosenhall
lrosenhall@sacbee.com
Published: Wednesday, Jul. 24, 2013 – 12:00 am | Page 3A
Last Modified: Wednesday, Jul. 24, 2013 – 6:53 am

Public approval of Gov. Jerry Brown has dipped from a high point earlier this year, but he continues to enjoy support from a majority of California voters, according to a Field Poll being released today.

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SacBee: Field Poll: Californians’ assessment of Obama plunges

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By Annalise Mantz
amantz@sacbee.com
Published: Tuesday, Jul. 23, 2013 – 12:00 am | Page 3A
Last Modified: Tuesday, Jul. 23, 2013 – 8:37 am

California voters’ approval of President Barack Obama has plummeted to just over 50 percent, according to the Field Poll released Monday.

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InlandPolitics: AD 52: Polling numbers [Update]

Campaigns

Thursday, July 18, 2013 – 11:30 a.m.

Here’s polling numbers released by one of the campaigns competing in next Tuesday’s special election to represent the 52nd State Assembly District.

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InlandPolitics: AD-52 polling

Campaigns

Sunday, July 14, 2013 – 12:30 p.m.

The special election primary to replace now-State Senator Norma Torres, in Assembly District 52, is heading into the final week.

Interestingly, voters may be in for a surprise.

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NationalJournal: Americans Shift Their View Against U.S. Surveillance Programs

By Matt Vasilogambros
Updated: July 10, 2013 | 9:33 a.m.
July 10, 2013 | 6:00 a.m.

In the aftermath of the Edward Snowden NSA surveillance leaks, American attitudes towards U.S. counterterrorism efforts have drastically shifted.

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By Scott Bland
Updated: June 26, 2013 | 6:20 a.m.
June 25, 2013 | 9:59 p.m.

As eight senators huddled behind closed doors to craft a bipartisan and comprehensive immigration-reform bill, South Carolinians began seeing television ads bashing Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham for his involvement. “Who elected Graham to demand amnesty and welfare for millions of illegal aliens?” a faceless voice asked in the February ad paid for by advocacy group NumbersUSA.

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NationalJournal: America to Congress: You Suck!

Gridlock and ineffectiveness give Congress worst rankings in decades.
By Ron Fournier
Updated: June 14, 2013 | 12:07 p.m.
June 14, 2013 | 10:20 a.m.

A bit of news for members of Congress on their way home for the weekend: America hates you.

Nearly eight in 10 Americans told Gallup pollsters this month they disapprove of the way Congress is handling its job, the 45th consecutive month that more than two-thirds of Americans graded Congress poorly.

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By Michael A. Memoli
May 15, 2013, 9:15 a.m.

WASHINGTON — Republican congressional leaders, faced with an array of crises threatening to overwhelm the White House, appear to have singled out the targeting of conservative political groups by the IRS as the most fertile — and politically advantageous — to focus on.

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InlandPolitics: Harris Poll Looking for Males 18-39

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By William Cutting
Monday, April 22, 10:30 p.m.

You all are undoubtedly familiar with the Harris Poll/Harris Interactive polling company.  They have been around for over 50 years I believe and conduct numerous well known polls.  From presidential elections and other assorted public policy issues to the weekly college football poll every fall, they do it all.

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WashPost: Nearly one in three Americans ‘angry’ at Washington, poll finds

Posted by Scott Clement
March 27, 2013 at 4:27 pm

A growing number of Americans are not just dissatisfied, but angry at Washington after repeated standoffs over taxes and the deficit have pockmarked the start of President Obama’s second term.

“I’m mad as hell….”

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