Obama ratings drop in California
January 20, 2010
More bad news for President Barack Obama: His approval rating in California has dropped as voters become increasingly skeptical of his proposed health care reforms. [San Francisco Chronicle]
A new statewide Field Poll shows that 56 percent of Californians support Obama, down from 65 percent last March. His strongest base of support remains the Bay Area with 65 percent; his lowest support comes from the Central Valley, at 46 percent.
The key issue seems to be health care, with 53 percent of Californians now opposed to Obama’s proposal for reform and 39 percent approving. His greatest drop (15 points) comes from voters, ages 18 to 29, who voted for Obama in 2008.
Since the mid-1970’s, only Jimmy Carter has had a lower approval rating from Californians after one year in office.