POLL: ARNOLD GETS OK, BUT DUBYA LOSES.Byline: - Daily News
War and other woes have driven Republican President Bush's pre-election standing to a record low in California, while GOP Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger (German pronunciation (IPA): [ˈaɐ̯nɔlt ˈaloɪ̯s ˈʃvaɐ̯ʦənˌʔɛɡɐ] has rebounded after breaking the budget impasse and unveiling plans to revamp state government, a poll released today shows.
The survey by the Public Policy Institute of California Public Policy Institute of California is an independent, nonpartisan, non-profit research institution. Based in San Francisco, California, United States, the institute was established in 1994 with a $70 million endowment from William Reddington Hewlett. also shows the Democratic ticket of John Kerry Editing of this page by unregistered or newly registered users is currently disabled due to vandalism. and John Edwards This article or section contains information about one or more candidates in an upcoming or ongoing election.
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At the same time, Schwarzenegger - whose high approval ratings since last year's gubernatorial recall dipped to 57 percent during July's state budget standoff - bounced back to his previous 65 percent rating this month among Californians.
``Schwarzenegger is a unique phenomenon in a state where both Republican and Democratic officials are viewed in a negative light,'' said Mark Baldassare, the director of the independent nonpartisan survey by the San Francisco-based PPIC PPIC Public Policy Institute of California
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Analysts attribute the rebound to the poll's finding that many Californians (52 percent) said they were satisfied with the recent budget agreement and that most (65 percent) favor recommendations developed by a Schwarzenegger task force for streamlining state government.
Schwarzenegger aides said they weren't bothered by the previous dip, which they say didn't match what administration officials were hearing from the people. The governor's ratings were lowest in Los Angeles Los Angeles (lôs ăn`jələs, lŏs, ăn`jəlēz'), city (1990 pop. 3,485,398), seat of Los Angeles co., S Calif.; inc. 1850. County at 57 percent.