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Field Poll Says Approval Rating of Legislature at a Sad 13%

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That's the lowest approval rating of the Legislature from registered voters in the Field Poll's 26-year history. And that's not the only record broken. He may eat adorable breakfasts, but that's not going to save Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's 27 percent rating, the lowest since he entered office (and a number only found back in 1961 with Pat Brown). But still, he isn't the governor with the worst approval rating, that goes to Gray Davis (22%) before he was ousted from office in a recall election that Schwarzenegger won.

"The Republicans seem to be living in the Stone Age," one poll voter said, speaking to the Sacramento Bee. "They want all these tax cuts and the infrastructure is falling apart. There has to be more to governing than 'No new taxes.'"

Disapproval of the legislature is coming from both Democrats (72%) and Republicans (86%). Nonpartisan voters were at 77 percent.

The poll (.pdf) was released this morning.