Obama approval drops ten points … in California
posted at 11:39 am on July 23, 2013 by Ed Morrissey
I’ve done enough poll posts for the day on the main page, but this nugget is too interesting to pass up entirely. A new Field poll shows that Barack Obama’s approval in one of the bluest states in the country is reaching its nadir:
President Barack Obama’s approval in blue state California is approaching it’s lowest-ever mark in a new poll, with a 10-point drop since earlier this year.
In a Field Poll released Tuesday, 52 percent of California voters approved of the job the president was doing. In a February Field Poll, that number was 62 percent. In the Tuesday survey, 35 percent disapproved. …
The drop is also seen in Obama’s core constituencies: Approval dropped 14 points among Democrats since February, to 74 percent; 15 points among women, to 53 percent; and 14 points among voters aged 18-39, to 57 percent.
Field is usually the gold standard for pollsters in California, and the movement within the series is more important than the specific numbers. He’s losing steam in a state where he needs to maintain it, especially for his legislative agenda. What this doesn’t tell us is whether Obama is losing support in California because he’s being too liberal, or not liberal enough. I suspect it’s the latter, or perhaps just some disillusionment on performance in general.