Obama described Boxer as passionately supportive of members of the U.S. military and their families, as well as small businesses.
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At what point can we pronounce the state legislature an utter failure? A new PPIC poll shows that California voters give Sacramento an abysmal 10 percent approval rating.
To put that into perspective, more people think that the sun revolves around the earth than think that state legislators are doing a good job.
Congress fares slightly better, with a 26 percent approval rating, according to the poll, which indicates increased voter pessimism around the country.
President Obama's approval rating is down 17 points from its high in May 2009; it now stands at 49 percent approve and 47 percent disapprove. He's more popular in California--55 percent of Golden State likely voters approve of his job performance.
Almost all Californians think the country is in a recession, and about two-thirds are worried about making their next rent or mortgage payment.
Although Democrats outnumber Republicans in California, only 45 percent of likely voters think Congress should remain in Democratic hands; 43 percent want to see control shifted to the Republicans.
Overall, it's still shaping up to be a historic election for Republicans, but they aren't there yet. While Fiorina is gaining on Boxer, the PPIC poll shows that Whitman is falling behind Brown. A conflicting poll by the Republican Governor's Association shows a dead heat.
President Obama will headline two fundraisers Monday night in California for an increasingly vulnerable Barbara Boxer.
"We are witnessing a rescue mission in action," said Carly Fiorina, the Republican contender for Boxer's seat, in a conference call to reporters. [continue reading]
Carly Fiorina has closed the gap with Tom Campbell in their race for Senate. In the latest Public Policy Institute of California poll of likely Republican voters, Fiorina narrowly leads Campbell 24 percent to 23 percent, closing an 11-point gap that existed in January.
Despite numerous campaign appearances, hardworking conservative favorite Chuck DeVore's support remained unchanged at eight percent.
All three candidates fare well in hypothetical matchups with incumbent Barbara Boxer. Campbell and Fiorina are in a statistical tie with the liberal senator, and DeVore is only behind her by six points. [continue reading]
I'm not one to beat up on people for trying to leave a small economic footprint and doing their small part to protect the environment, but when they advocate gigantic job-killing government programs to force people do the same, I have a problem.
No, I'm not trying to kill the planet. I merely think that the science on what causes
global warming climate change isn't settled. At this point, if you're an environmentalist, you probably interpreted that last sentence as I don't believe the climate is changing. Read it again. The climate is changing, but you just haven't yet convinced me that the cause is man-made.
Maybe David Allgood, the Southern California director of the California League of Conservation Voters has some smoking-gun evidence that he'll present to the Conejo Valley Democratic Club on Wednesday, but I doubt it.
I think the environmental movement is comprised of many genuine believers--displaying all the symptoms of religious fanatics--with some very opportunistic people at the top exaggerating the threat of climate change so they can profit either personally or professionally by passing a big-government agenda. [continue reading]
This blog attempts to add perspective and context to local and national politics, through a variety of disciplines, such as history, economics, and philosophy--all tempered with common sense. About the author
Eric Ingemunson's commentary has been featured on Hannity, CNN, NBC, Inside Edition, and KFI's The John and Ken Show. Eric was born and raised in Ventura County and currently resides in Moorpark. He earned a master's degree in Public Policy and Administration from California Lutheran University. As a conservative, Eric supports smaller government, less taxation, more individual freedom, the rule of law, and a strict adherence to the Constitution.