February 23, 2005

BACK TO THE BASE:

Poll: Schwarzenegger's Approval Rating Slipping (Reuters, 2/22/05)

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's job approval rating remains high, but his support has slipped from the lofty levels during his first year in office, according to a poll released on Wednesday. [...]

The poll found 55 percent of registered California voters approve of Schwarzenegger's job performance and 35 percent disapprove. [...]

The sliding job performance rating reflects an increasingly negative view among Democrats and independents of the Republican governor. By contrast, he retains overwhelming support from Republicans, according to the poll.


The most important thing to take from this poll is that Arnold remains popular and easily re-electable despite now being seen more clearly as a standard issue Republican.

Posted by Orrin Judd at February 23, 2005 12:06 PM
Comments

Given Arnold's agenda, which is a scorched earth program for the left in Cal., I'm happily suprised his rating is this high.

Posted by: Luciferous at February 23, 2005 1:08 PM

Given Arnold's agenda, which is a scorched earth program for the left in Cal., I'm happily suprised his rating is this high.

Posted by: Luciferous at February 23, 2005 1:09 PM

He kinda lost me with that $3 billion stem cell thing.

Posted by: Bret at February 23, 2005 5:07 PM

Shouldn't this be the signal for Rob Reiner to finally throw his hat into the ring, as he's been threatening to do for years, and finally give Californians the celebrity governor the deserve? Or does the problem of actually having to run on the liberal issues you champion still pose a obsticle to getting Arnold out of office.

Posted by: John at February 23, 2005 6:16 PM

I think Gary Coleman would beat Rob Reiner. He won't dare challenge Arnold. And the Democratic hopefuls (Angelides, etc.) are probably going to think twice before running against him. If Arnold really gets some of his changes through (via referenda), then Angelides and his crowd will be dust in the wind.

Posted by: jim hamlen at February 23, 2005 9:15 PM

Governor Meathead? Not even in California. I'm curious to see what happens in the LA Mayoral race though.

There are no Democrats other than Feinstein with enough statewide positive name recognition to run.

Posted by: Bart at February 24, 2005 7:18 AM
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