Jerry Brown Riding High in New California Poll

Jerry Brown (AP)
Associated Press

A new Field Poll reveals that a majority of California registered voters still have a very positive view of Gov. Jerry Brown–even though a similar majority also believes he spends too much money on big government projects the state cannot afford.

The poll, conducted among 1,241 registered voters, found that 56% of voters approved of Brown’s performance, and only 32% disapproved. In addition, 53% agreed that Brown “[d]eserves credit for turning around the state’s finances.”

However, 57% of voters–and 45% of Democrats–agreed that Brown “[f]avors too many big government projects that the
state cannot afford right now.”

The poll did not mention high-speed rail, but that project has been unpopular among voters.

Senior Editor-at-Large Joel B. Pollak edits Breitbart California and is the author of the forthcoming ebook, Wacko Birds: The Fall (and Rise) of the Tea Party, available for Amazon Kindle.

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