Brown maintains favorable standing
February 27, 2012
Gov. Jerry Brown still has a favorable approval rating, according to a new Field Poll just released, but the state’s lawmaking body did not fare nearly as well.
Brown’s approval has slipped slightly from last year, but he still commands a 45 to 38 percent margin of acceptance by state voters. His reputation among men and women remains almost identical.
The legislature’s reputation is in tatters, as 66 percent of voters give it low marks, to 22 percent liking the way things are. Despite its sinking reputation, the legislature should remain a full-time operation, said those polled, who rejected 45 to 39 percent the notion of a part-time body. That’s a closer margin, however, than in 2004, when 52 percent of those queried were opposed to the idea.
And by a solid two-thirds margin, voters believe the state is on the wrong track.