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Poll: Davis Hits New Lows

A Field Poll says more Californians than ever are backing the drive to recall Governor Davis. The nonpartisan survey released this morning says 58 percent of likely California voters want Davis recalled. That´s up from 51 percent last month.

Fully 68 percent believe Davis will be recalled on October 7.

The survey shows the governor´s approval rating is at an all-time low, with just 22 percent of voters saying they like the job he´s doing.

A majority of Democrats, self-described liberals and voters from the San Francisco Bay area say they oppose the recall. But support for the measure now extends across almost all age groups, education levels, ethnic groups and regions of the state.

65 percent of voters who support the recall say they believe a new governor will move California in a new direction. But only 40 percent said recalling Davis would help solve the state´s budget problems.

The poll was based on telephone interviews with 448 likely voters. It has a margin of error of plus or minus four percentage points.