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Obama approval drops ten points … in California

posted at 11:39 am on July 23, 2013 by

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.

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CurtZHP on July 23, 2013 at 11:51 AM

52% CA = 37% USA

Eph on July 23, 2013 at 12:45 PM

Looks like CA is losing the gay marriage feeeevaaaaaahhhhh

Eph on July 23, 2013 at 12:45 PM

He’s still black, isn’t he? How can they disapprove of him? Racists!

flataffect on July 23, 2013 at 1:30 PM

I will take “disillusionment”…

William Eaton on July 23, 2013 at 2:04 PM

flataffect on July 23, 2013 at 1:30 PM

no no…he’s now a white black.

MikeinPRCA on July 23, 2013 at 3:58 PM

You really think La Raza will tolerate a black president any more than a white president? Or one that’s half black, half white and 0% hispanic?
The racists are a-comin’, and they ain’t no KKK or white supremacists.

Marcola on July 23, 2013 at 4:13 PM

My hunch is that this decline isn’t because he’s been too liberal.

It’s because he hasn’t been able to achieve full communism. It’s California we’re talking about.

Good Lt on July 23, 2013 at 4:14 PM

Good grief, there’s hope!

Maybe I don’t have to move to Utah.

PattyJ on July 23, 2013 at 4:32 PM

It’s the spying.

earlgrey133 on July 23, 2013 at 4:34 PM

Good grief, there’s hope!

Maybe I don’t have to move to Utah.

PattyJ on July 23, 2013 at 4:32 PM

If you can get out, better continue with those plans. We’re still saddled with the loonies in Sacramento, not to mention the voters who put ’em all there.

fatherspledge on July 23, 2013 at 5:30 PM

It’s because he hasn’t been able to achieve full communism. It’s California we’re talking about.

Good Lt on July 23, 2013 at 4:14 PM

Like this?

Kafir on July 23, 2013 at 7:47 PM

The People’s Republik of Kalifornia is still waiting for that “Summer of Recovery” to hit here.

Our unemployment is going down……..because people are dropping out of the workforce, not because they’re being hired.

Or just maybe, they’re saving all their enthusiasm for Moonbeam Brown’s BULLET TRAIN.

GarandFan on July 23, 2013 at 7:49 PM

I’m getting out of this state (CA.) These people are nuts and 25 yrs. is more than enough for any Conservative. I’m tired of arguing and they are too stupid to understand that if they re-elect the same people who bankrupted the state, they’ll continue spending like fools. We have no GOP members in Goverment in Ca. and it shows in a million different ways, none of them good. I’m moving back to Pa. were people have commom sense and if I ever see another taco or rainbow flag, it will be way too soon!!

MONACO1121 on July 23, 2013 at 9:11 PM

This looks to me like base erosion. the handful of Republicans who remain in California already cant stand Obama.

The soft half of Democrats here love Obama unconditionally because he is such a progressive dreamboaty uniter who’s “sort of god”. These folks are not the source of his drop in the polls I don’t think.

Its the hard core leftie loons who run things (legislature, public employee unions, enviros, trial lawyers) that are growing impatient with Obama because he is not enough of a fightin’ fighter for scorched earth nanny-state liberal transformation of every segment of society. I suspect its they who are driving Obama’s falling numbers out here.

But it hardly matters anyway from an electoral standpoint. No Republican will win statewide office nor will any GOP Potusnom carry California for a good long while.

Sacramento on July 23, 2013 at 9:44 PM

But it doesn’t matter…he’s not up for re-election. Cabinet agencies still do his bidding; Democrats in Congress still do his bidding — witness Gang of 8.

He is still pushing regulations that will hinder the future of this country for years. Today FNC had a story that HUD was pushing regulations calling for “recruiting minorities” into certain residential neighborhoods, with the threat of cutting off federal funds if the efforts weren’t serious.

Fast and Furious is off the radar; Benghazi is still covered up; IRS…who knows. Byron York implies we’re stuck with Obamacare come January.

And we still aren’t sure whether the disaster that is the Gang of 8 still might collapse this country.

We’re about see his economic illiteracy on display with “growing from the middle out,” that will be championed by MSM and lunatic media who think he’s the “perfect American.”

And California only gives him a 52? I can’t imagine that this makes any difference in stopping the chaos that he is sowing. When he starts dropping into the low 40s, and even MSM can’t keep the dissatisfaction out of the headlines, let me know.

EastofEden on July 23, 2013 at 10:35 PM

What difference, at this point, does it make?

Axelrod’s team had it right. Conservatives sniggering over polls still have it wrong. It doesn’t matter how weak a politician’s off-year numbers are if he can buy enough people with their own money to turn out to make up 50% of the electorate. Does anyone doubt that if the voting public had a do-over this November that they would make the exact same choice by nearly the same margin?

Obama is King of America with a 90% approval rating, for all practical purposes.

HitNRun on July 23, 2013 at 10:37 PM