Is presidential race dimming Californians’ view of the nation?

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Source:   —  April 13, 2016, at 6:10 PM

S. is seriously heading in the incorrect direction, according to a new Field Poll. Amid the acrimonious presidential primary, just thirty-two % presently look the country as being on the right track.

Is presidential race dimming Californians’ view of the nation?

Californians are souring on the overall direction of the country, with a powerful majority presently believing the U. S. is seriously heading in the incorrect direction, according to a new Field Poll.

Amid the acrimonious presidential primary, just thirty-two % presently look the country as being on the right track. The grim assessment of the nation is being heavily influenced by downbeat Republicans, just eleven % of whom believe things are improving, poll director Tag DiCamillo said Tuesday.

Republican voters have long been displeased with the President Barack Obama and many of their representatives in Washington. However, the GOP presidential primary has helped foster a new level of resentment, DiCamillo said, pointing to the months of televised candidate debates.

“The candidates are saying how horrible it's over and over again,” he said of the tenor of the confrontations. “And it’s falling on receptive ears, because Republicans are listening to those debates and agreeing with the candidates.”

Reverberations of the election have made things so horrible that eighty-three % of Republicans presently declare the U. S. is seriously off on the incorrect track. Things could become worse as Republicans Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and John Kasich prepare their vigorous dashes for delegates here arrive June seven.

Those feelings contrast sharply with Californians’ views of their own state. Some fifty-two % of voters here think CA is heading in the right direction, compared with forty-two % who declare things are spiraling downward. Six % proposal no opinion.

Gov. Jerry Brown continues to get high marks. Field found that fifty-five % of voters approve of his performance, while thirty-six % disapprove. Majorities have given the four-term Democrat upbeat ratings in eleventh straight Field Polls taken over the latest three years.

While Brown, who's in his final term, is experiencing a slight uptick in negative ratings by Republicans and independents since earlier this year, the drop isn't sufficient to define a trend given the tiny sample sizes, DiCamillo said.

Broadly speaking, he said the numbers of Californians satisfied with their chief executive and state may be giving one-party regulation a excellent name. For years Democrats have had a firm grip on the Legislature and governor’s office. DiCamillo well-known that voters consistently tell pollsters they prefer divided government, a scenario where one party controls the executive department and the other the Legislative.

But “given the generally excellent feelings voters are having below the Brown administration maybe they'll start changing that tune,” he said.

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