48.0 ° F
Full Weather

Dismal View Of Congress

A new poll has found Californians have a negative view of Congress and plan to vote differently in the next election.

A statewide Field Poll showed just 11% of voters approved of the job the U.S. Congress is doing overall, while 84% disapproved. That is close to the record low set in September of 2011 when just 9% of Californians rated Congress positively.

When it comes to overall job performance, Californians see both Democrats and Republicans in a negative light. One in five voters or 20% approved of the job being done by Republicans while 72% disapproved. Democrats fared better, with a 34% approval versus a 55% disapproval rating.

The poll also found fewer voters in GOP districts will cast ballots to re-elect incumbents in next year’s election than Democratic voters. In Republican districts, 43% of voters say they will not support incumbents as opposed to 36% that will. There is slightly more support for Democratic incumbents with 47% of voters saying they will support incumbents versus 36% who will not.

The state’s two U.S. Senators, Democrats Diane Feinstein and Barbara Boxer both have higher approval than disapproval job ratings. Feinstein’s numbers are 43% favorable and 36% unfavorable. However, that is the poorest rating for Feinstein in her twenty years in office. 44% approved of the job Boxer is doing compared to 37% that disapproved.

Follow myMotherLode.com at these social networks Make Us Your Homepage Today Follow us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Youtube Follow us on LinkedIn Follow our RSS Feed
<< Apr 2014 >>
30 31 1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 1 2 3