One Party Control of Government?
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Californians dissatisfaction with the U.S. Congress is prompting an increase in those favoring one party control of the Presidency and the Congress.
In the Field Poll nearly three in four or 74% currently disapprove of Congress' performance, while just 17% approve. At the same time, with a 46% to 30% margin, voters support the one party idea. The poll shows that view is exclusively among the state's Democratic and independents while Republicans favor keeping divided party control. The poll also found voters view Republicans more negatively than Democrats.
More than two in three or 68% are dissatisfied with the job GOP lawmakers are doing, while 22% approve. For Democrats the margin is closer with 52% to 37% voter disapproval.
Party members are especially critical of lawmakers of the opposing party. For example, 84% of Democratic voters disapprove of the job being done by Congressional Republicans, while 83% of GOP voters disapprove of the job Democratic lawmakers are doing.
On the other hand, Democratic voters rate their own party representatives positively by a five to three margin (57% to 33%). By contrast, 47% of California Republicans disapprove of the performance of their own congressional members while 40% approve.
Written by Tracey Petersen
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