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Obama approval sinks in California

President Barack Obama speaks in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Connor Radnovich)
President Barack Obama speaks in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Connor Radnovich) AP

President Barack Obama’s numbers have sunk to an all-time low in California, a new Field Poll reported Monday.

Forty-five percent approve of the job Obama’s doing, and almost as many--43 percent--disapprove.

Obama won California in 2012 with 60 percent, and California in recent years has been regarded as one of the country’s most reliably Democratic states.

The Sacramento Bee quoted Mark DiCamillo, Field Poll director, as saying the trend is ominous for the president.

“Support among California Democrats dropped 8 percentage points to 68 percent over the last three months. Approval was down 11 points in Los Angeles County and 7 points in the Bay Area , usually liberal strongholds,” the Bee reported.

“These are constituencies that have been strong followers,” DiCamillo told the Bee. “But there’s frustration in the president not getting his way in affecting policy in Washington.”

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