Tuesday, April 8, 2014

CA Field Poll: Obama job approval 53%-41%

A new Field poll is out and President Obama has a 53% approval/41% disapproval. Field makes this out to be positive, because he's doing much better here than nationally. What they don't mention is that he got over 60% of the vote in 2012 and that the poll is 44% Democrats/29% Republicans. That's fine with an approval poll but probably doesn't reflect the electorate. If this were the electorate, that'd likely be problematic, however. Obama winning by 23% in 2012 and only at +12% now statewide, his approval is probably upside down in most competitive districts.

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