It’s so far, so good for Democrats as stirrings begin for the 2014 elections, according to a Field Poll released Feb. 21.
Gov. Jerry Brown, a Democrat, enjoys a favorable rating of 57 percent, according to the poll.
This is the highest rating Brown has received so far during his current term as governor.
Historically, Californians have felt ambivalence about the maverick Democrat, who does not always fit comfortably within philosophical or partisan labels.
The latest poll, however, states that 61 percent of Californians believe Brown “can be trusted to do what is right,” 58 percent believe Brown “is the right governor for the problems facing California” and 56 percent said he “deserves credit for turning around the state’s finances.”
The misery may continue into 2014 for Republicans in general. Californians are divided, 45-44 percent, on whether Democratic legislators are doing a good job.
Republicans get a solid thumbs down, however, with only 24 percent saying they approve of them and 58 saying they disapprove of the GOP.
The final twist in the knife may be findings that 55 percent of voters approve of the fact that Democrats make up more than two-thirds of the membership of the State Legislature.
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