California is considered by many throughout the country as a bastion of liberalism, but recent polls show Obama is no longer faring well in the state that many still refer to as “Reagan country.” A majority of likely voters in a large swath of San Diego disapprove of President Barack Obama’s job performance, including some Democrat voters and a majority of those with no registered party preference. Those voters also express little enthusiasm for 2014 general election candidates in comparison to 2012.
Of voters polled in San Diego, 54% disapprove of President’s Obama’s job performance while only 39% approve.
“The evaluation of the President’s job performance in CA CD 52 is worse than it is among likely November voters throughout California,” the Competitive Edge Research Poll states. “The Field Poll’s most recent statewide survey was conducted in late-August and early-September. It shows 45% of those likely to vote in the upcoming election approve of Obama’s performance and 47% disapprove.” 400 likely voters were surveyed from within San Diego’s 52nd Congressional District (CA CD 52) in the October San Diego polling.
Expectedly, a large majority of Republicans strongly disapprove of the President’s job performance; however, they’re not alone. 17% of Democrats voiced disapproval of the President and 58% of “no party preference” voters also strongly or somewhat disapprove.
Only 31% of Dems strongly approve of the President’s performance.
Additional polling conducted in early October measuring Democrat enthusiasm for generic Democrat candidates in California’s 52nd congressional district shows that large numbers of respondents expressed no more or less enthusiasm voting for generic party candidates in 2014 versus 2012, or were unsure of their level of enthusiasm.
“This is the time when the American people have such negative feelings about both parties and about a political leadership and a political establishment that has failed them entirely,” Democrat pollster Pat Caddell said on Fox News Insiders on Sunday night.
The two October Competitive Edge Surveys were paid for by the Republican Party of San Diego County.
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