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Poll: Most Voters Not Inclined to Re-Elect Schwarzenegger
AP ^ | AP-ES-09-07-05 1049EDT

Posted on 09/07/2005 8:23:47 AM PDT by TheOtherOne

Poll: Most Voters Not Inclined to Re-Elect Schwarzenegger

By Beth Fouhy Associated Press Writer
Published: Sep 7, 2005 SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A majority of California voters say they aren't inclined to re-elect Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, according to a poll released Wednesday.

If the election were held today, the celebrity governor would face a close contest with two little-known Democrats hoping to challenge him in 2006.

The nonpartisan Field Poll found that just 36 percent of voters would support Schwarzenegger, while 56 percent would not. In February, those numbers were almost reversed, with 56 percent saying they were in favor of returning the Republican governor for a second term.

Schwarzenegger has not yet announced plans to seek re-election next year, but he has hinted in recent weeks that he intends to do so soon.

His job approval has dropped substantially over several ballot measures to be decided this November that are aimed at changing the way government operates but are strongly opposed by Democrat-leaning labor unions.

Schwarzenegger won the state's historic 2003 recall election by winning a substantial minority of Democratic and Hispanic voters. The Field Poll found that 82 percent of Democrats and 82 percent of Hispanics aren't inclined to give Schwarzenegger a second term.

Two Democrats have announced plans to run for governor next year - Treasurer Phil Angelides and Controller Steve Westly. The survey found that Schwarzenegger was running neck and neck in matchups with both, even though most voters said they don't know much about either man.

Separately, the poll found that 52 percent of voters want to re-elect Sen. Dianne Feinstein while 38 percent do not. So far, only one Republican - businessman Bill Mundell - has indicated he might challenge Feinstein.

The survey found that in a head-to-head matchup, Feinstein beat Mundell, 56 percent to 30 percent.

The poll of 891 registered voters was taken Aug. 19-29 and had a sampling error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.

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http://www.field.com

AP-ES-09-07-05 1049EDT


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KEYWORDS: arnold; california; kalifornia; oneterminator; onetermrino; rino
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1 posted on 09/07/2005 8:23:49 AM PDT by TheOtherOne
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To: TheOtherOne

I'll chime in from Ohio.

You guys in CA should have elected Tom McClintock!


2 posted on 09/07/2005 8:24:48 AM PDT by RockinRight (What part of ILLEGAL immigration do they not understand?)
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To: TheOtherOne

I seriously doubt that in reality. What would the alternative be? Another radical liberal Davis in the form of Bustamonte, or another radical LaRaza-supporting Mexican? Just what California needs...


3 posted on 09/07/2005 8:25:42 AM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: RockinRight

Too true.


4 posted on 09/07/2005 8:25:58 AM PDT by Mach9 (.)
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To: RockinRight

While Arnold has a low approval rating, it is still higher then the congress, both the house and senate. Sacramento has created a huge us vs them environment here on the gold coast.


5 posted on 09/07/2005 8:26:51 AM PDT by edcoil (Reality doesn't say much - doesn't need too)
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To: TheOtherOne
Hmmm . . . the cast of Predator doesn't seem to have much staying power so far.

Maybe Carl Weathers will run for governor of Louisiana.

6 posted on 09/07/2005 8:27:16 AM PDT by wideawake (God bless our brave troops and their Commander in Chief)
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To: RockinRight
You guys in CA should have elected Tom McClintock!

Heh. I've been saying that since 2003.

7 posted on 09/07/2005 8:28:08 AM PDT by Prime Choice (E=mc^3. Don't drink and derive.)
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To: Prime Choice

The People's Republic of Mexifornia is a disgrace.


8 posted on 09/07/2005 8:29:42 AM PDT by Rosemont
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To: TheOtherOne
The nonpartisan Field Poll found that just 36 percent of voters would support Schwarzenegger, while 56 percent would not.

Arnold is hurting. Looks like only the hard core lefties support the reelection of the liberal Govinator. At least that's my take.

9 posted on 09/07/2005 8:30:37 AM PDT by Reagan Man (Secure the borders;punish employers who hire illegals;halt all welfare handouts to illegals.)
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To: EagleUSA

"What would the alternative be?"

It will be state bankruptcy. I lived in CA for 5 years. The propositions that they place on the ballots are ridiculous. They basically ask if the voter would like a new state service. They never say "Would you want this if it meant a significant increases in your taxes or a cut in other services?"

The level of taxes and fees in that state are out of control. And with all of the mandatory spending will not result in a happy ending.


10 posted on 09/07/2005 8:30:44 AM PDT by frankjr
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To: TheOtherOne

I don't know much about California politics..all I need to see is on the byline of the article..AP, San Francisco...did anyone expect this poll to have a different outcome?


11 posted on 09/07/2005 8:31:44 AM PDT by GeorgiaDawg32 (Honest officer, I wasn't speeding.....I was qualifying)
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To: wideawake
Hmmm . . . the cast of Predator doesn't seem to have much staying power so far.

Well, the guy who played the predator (Kevin Peter Hall) is dead, so you know he's been voting Democrat since 1991.

12 posted on 09/07/2005 8:31:59 AM PDT by Prime Choice (E=mc^3. Don't drink and derive.)
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To: RockinRight

wrong. Arnold is amazing. For conservatives, the lower your poll ratings are the more free market...anti government you are. Congratulations to you, Arnold for royally pissing off liberals. That means you are doing your job!


13 posted on 09/07/2005 8:32:16 AM PDT by ElRushbo (Harley Riders against Elton John)
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To: TheOtherOne

Did I recall the Field Poll said that Bustamante would win running away in the last election? If Arnold signs that gay marraige bill, he WILL not get re-elected. I don't recall that Field poll being non-partisan at all.


14 posted on 09/07/2005 8:33:15 AM PDT by KC_Conspirator (This space outsourced to India)
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To: TheOtherOne

Eh, I think that Arnold is doing a great job for conservatives out in California. Think about it, he's strong on the one issue that is hurting that state the most: Illegal Immigration. If I were living in Cali, I'd vote for him again.


15 posted on 09/07/2005 8:33:19 AM PDT by sugarraydodge (sugarraydodge.com)
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To: Rosemont
The People's Republic of Mexifornia is a disgrace.

You're saying that like it's a recent phenomenon. California's been a regional, national and international joke for decades. We're only getting to the punchline now...

16 posted on 09/07/2005 8:33:28 AM PDT by Prime Choice (E=mc^3. Don't drink and derive.)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32
I don't know much about California politics..all I need to see is on the byline of the article..AP, San Francisco...did anyone expect this poll to have a different outcome?

No credit to the AP, but the numbers sounds pretty much accurate for the mood here in CA.

17 posted on 09/07/2005 8:33:30 AM PDT by TheOtherOne (I often sacrifice my spelling on the alter of speed™)
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To: frankjr

The level of taxes and fees in that state are out of control. And with all of the mandatory spending will not result in a happy ending.
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To say the least.


18 posted on 09/07/2005 8:33:42 AM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: TheOtherOne

If he doesn't veto the homosexual marriage bill, his political aspirations will probably end here.


19 posted on 09/07/2005 8:34:08 AM PDT by SaveTheChief ("Kittens give Morbo gas.")
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To: sugarraydodge
I think that Arnold is doing a great job for conservatives out in California.

Like passing more anti-Second Amendment laws. Yeah, that really "helps," alright.

Think about it, he's strong on the one issue that is hurting that state the most: Illegal Immigration.

Nonsense. Bill Richardson (a Democrat) has actually done more than Ahhnold. All that Team Arnold has done is pay lip service to the issue and say they'll "consider" this or that. But our border is still as porous and 187 is still dead as a doornail thanks to neglect from the Country Club pubbies.

20 posted on 09/07/2005 8:35:34 AM PDT by Prime Choice (E=mc^3. Don't drink and derive.)
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To: Prime Choice
Arnold was rated to most economically conservative Governor in the country by the Cato institute. If you want to criticize conservatives, start with George Bush who will be signing a $200 billion relief bill to help the entitlement society in Louisiana.
21 posted on 09/07/2005 8:36:14 AM PDT by ElRushbo (Harley Riders against Elton John)
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To: Prime Choice

" But our border is still as porous and 187 is still dead as a doornail thanks to neglect from the Country Club pubbies"


Didn't a Lib California Court kill 187?


22 posted on 09/07/2005 8:40:28 AM PDT by Rosemont
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To: TheOtherOne

Just wait until Ahnold spends millions on advertising and barnstorms the state. We'll see where his poll numbers are then.


23 posted on 09/07/2005 8:41:13 AM PDT by GianniV
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To: TheOtherOne

"...strongly opposed by Democrat-leaning labor unions"

They only LEAN marxicrat? The big lie technique.


24 posted on 09/07/2005 8:42:18 AM PDT by dynachrome ("Where am I? Where am I going? Why am I in a handbasket?")
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To: TheOtherOne

An unnamed Democrat would have beat Bush in 2004. The problem was they had to name one.


25 posted on 09/07/2005 8:42:36 AM PDT by Always Right
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To: TheOtherOne

Why? Why wouldn't Californians re-elect Arnold? Did he mess up the evacuation of New Orleans? Should he be inpeached for his failure to act? Was he slow to respond? Did he dither around and defer to som focus group befor he finally took action?

So what does the fact that New Orleans is nowhere NEAR California have to do with anything? People are looking for somebody to blame, and by golly, it looks like Arnold is MUCH more to blame than anyone in Louisiana.

< /sarcasm >


26 posted on 09/07/2005 8:43:41 AM PDT by alloysteel ("Master of the painfully obvious.....")
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To: TheOtherOne

Ray Nagin may be looking for a job soon LOL


27 posted on 09/07/2005 8:46:40 AM PDT by alisasny (Liberal UTOPIA rains down in New Orleans Way to go)
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To: GianniV
Just wait until Ahnold spends millions on advertising and barnstorms the state. We'll see where his poll numbers are then.

I watch FOX news here in Los Angeles. They have been running ads against Arnold for months, every day. Police, firemen, teachers, nurses...all types in these ads. They are effective. Anyway, I am not sold on Arnold anyhow. So we shall just wait and see who is running.

28 posted on 09/07/2005 8:46:53 AM PDT by TheOtherOne (I often sacrifice my spelling on the alter of speed™)
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To: alisasny
Ray Nagin may be looking for a job soon LOL

He can keep right on looking, he ain't welcome here.

29 posted on 09/07/2005 8:48:01 AM PDT by TheOtherOne (I often sacrifice my spelling on the alter of speed™)
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To: TheOtherOne

Well if Ca is looking to get rid of him then they do indeed deserve a Nagin.


30 posted on 09/07/2005 8:49:33 AM PDT by alisasny (Liberal UTOPIA rains down in New Orleans Way to go)
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To: ElRushbo
the more free market...anti government you are.

You aren't talking about the governor of California. He is demonstrably socialist, his governmental reorganization plan is designed to remove elected offices from the state government and replace them with councils and unelected bureaucrats, just like the soviet Union.

He created the Sierra Nevada Conservancy which obliterates county lines, reduces the authority of county governments and sets up for federal intrusion into the affairs of the citizens of the area.

His anti-dumb growth transportation, jobs and housing czar Sunni Wright McPeak is a socialist of profound proportions,his plan for "smart growth" is the epitome of the UN socialist plan called Agenda 21.

If he were conservative, he would be building highways, repaving existing highways and thoroughfares and would be encouraging business, not driving it out.

If he were conservative he would have never approved the stem cell research proposition which signs over $6 billion in taxpayer money to private companies for stem cell research with the state never getting any royalties or payment back from the profits these companies will make.

Yes Arnold is amazing, he's amazingly socialist.
31 posted on 09/07/2005 8:49:57 AM PDT by hedgetrimmer
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To: Rosemont
Didn't a Lib California Court kill 187? Not Exactly

IIRC the court challenged it & it was up to Davis/Lockyer to argue the merits of 187.

Naturally, that miserable POS (graduate of matchbook U.) Lockyer allowed the challenge period to expire.

32 posted on 09/07/2005 8:51:54 AM PDT by TheOracleAtLilac
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To: TheOtherOne

Too bad the goobernator abondoned his strong conservative words- he could have turned the people's republic of california right around.

So he bends to the left and now is losing votes... when will Republicans learn...


33 posted on 09/07/2005 8:53:07 AM PDT by Mr. K (Some days even my lucky rocketship underpants don't help...)
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To: alisasny
Well if Ca is looking to get rid of him then they do indeed deserve a Nagin.

So becuase someone might want a Tom McClintock we deserve Nagin? Nice try, stick with politics you know.

34 posted on 09/07/2005 8:54:34 AM PDT by TheOtherOne (I often sacrifice my spelling on the alter of speed™)
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To: RockinRight

I agree. Everything I read that McClintock has said or is doing since the election proves he was the only one for the job. A rare politician who actually understands the people and will work for them, not special interests or lobbying groups. The foolishness of the CA people to elect a "popular" person is depressing and destroys my faith in democracy. Democracy can not work if the public is uneducated and disengaged.


35 posted on 09/07/2005 9:17:58 AM PDT by Clock King ("How will it end?" - Emperor; "In Fire." - Kosh)
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To: Reagan Man
Just goes to show you that whenever Republicans smooch liberal booty they get nowhere.

Conservatives stay home in disgust, and the liberals are going to end up voting for Rats anyway.

36 posted on 09/07/2005 9:21:29 AM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: RockinRight

I'm in OH too, and Tom McClintock wouldn't have lasted this long. I give great credit to Arnold for trying to fix that stupid state; and if HE couldn't do it, the Jesus the Messiah would have a hard time fixing that state. It obviously hasn't bottomed out yet.


37 posted on 09/07/2005 9:36:32 AM PDT by LS (CNN is the Amtrak of news)
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To: TheOtherOne

I realize that it's a distorted, propagandistic Field Poll, however, I am saddened of this reminder of just how much MY STATE has been taken over by STUPID, IDIOTIC, LIBERAL / COMMUNIST CARPET BAGGERS and ILLEGAL ALIENS!

TAKE BACK CALIFORNIA!!!


38 posted on 09/07/2005 10:03:37 AM PDT by GOP_1900AD (Stomping on "PC," destroying the Left, and smoking out faux "conservatives" - Take Back The GOP!)
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To: Reagan Man

I disagree. It's the far left and the so called "moderates" (e.g. Baby Boomer, professional types who moved here from Blue States) who most want to get rid of Arnie. Look at the anti Arnold billboards put up by the Communist CTA. To be fair, I think Arnie's way too liberal, but those who hate him see anyone to the RIGHT of Stalin as "a fascist pig." That's how they view Arnie, and their propaganda is starting to stick with the soccer moms and high tech weenies.


39 posted on 09/07/2005 10:07:12 AM PDT by GOP_1900AD (Stomping on "PC," destroying the Left, and smoking out faux "conservatives" - Take Back The GOP!)
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To: hedgetrimmer

But to the socialists, he still not left enough. The Communists in the CTA have successfully propagandized and the soccer moms have gone for it hook, line and sinker.


40 posted on 09/07/2005 10:10:27 AM PDT by GOP_1900AD (Stomping on "PC," destroying the Left, and smoking out faux "conservatives" - Take Back The GOP!)
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To: TheOtherOne

You mean Arnold "No. I don't want to cut anything" Schwartzenegger isn't popular what a shame. You all had a chance and instead replaced Gray Davis with Gray Davis with muscles.


41 posted on 09/07/2005 10:14:25 AM PDT by NeoCaveman ("Government is not the solution, it is the problem" - Ronald Reagan)
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To: dubyaismypresident
You mean Arnold "No. I don't want to cut anything" Schwartzenegger isn't popular what a shame. You all had a chance and instead replaced Gray Davis with Gray Davis with muscles.

I no longer see Anrold as a muscle man.


42 posted on 09/07/2005 10:17:11 AM PDT by TheOtherOne (I often sacrifice my spelling on the alter of speed™)
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To: TheOtherOne

I should stick to politics I know. Ok hows this, McClintock can not win PERIOD. I am in NY and we have similar politics. Good luck though, appreciate your optimism.


43 posted on 09/07/2005 10:18:46 AM PDT by alisasny (Liberal UTOPIA rains down in New Orleans Way to go)
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To: alisasny

You don't deserve a Nagin either. I know Tom can't win. Arnold was better than Davis. And I am hopeful for someone better than Arnold.

I won't hold your NY politicians against you if you don't hold mine against me. Deal?


44 posted on 09/07/2005 10:25:28 AM PDT by TheOtherOne (I often sacrifice my spelling on the alter of speed™)
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To: TheOtherOne
Then again, no one predicted that Davis could be successfully recalled.

Californian's like rebels. I expect they'll warm up to to Al again once they see the likes of those running against him.

Arnie revels in defying expectations. It's not his fault that the special interests control the state and the media.
45 posted on 09/07/2005 10:27:59 AM PDT by Wiseghy (Discontent is the want of self-reliance: it is infirmity of will. – Ralph Waldo Emerson)
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To: ElRushbo
Arnold was rated to most economically conservative Governor in the country by the Cato institute.

Oh PLEASE. The state is awash in billions of red ink and all Arnold did was go to bat to borrow another three billion dollars with an idiotic bond measure to push embryonic stem cell research.

Now you tell me how that's "economically conservative." Hell. Tell me how that's conservative at all.

Go ahead. I'm waiting.

46 posted on 09/07/2005 12:51:08 PM PDT by Prime Choice (E=mc^3. Don't drink and derive.)
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To: Rosemont
Didn't a Lib California Court kill 187?

It struck it down. The governor had the option to appeal. Davis didn't. Arnold could have, but he didn't.

And the RINO-worshippers still have themselves convinced that Ahhnold is "doing something." Bah.

47 posted on 09/07/2005 12:55:21 PM PDT by Prime Choice (E=mc^3. Don't drink and derive.)
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To: Wiseghy
Then again, no one predicted that Davis could be successfully recalled.

Hell, the Country Club pubbies didn't want Davis recalled. They practically made Daryl Issa a pariah for supporting it until they looked around and saw they were surrounded by a bunch of irate "little people" who were about to make them irrelevant.

48 posted on 09/07/2005 12:57:35 PM PDT by Prime Choice (E=mc^3. Don't drink and derive.)
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To: TheOtherOne

There hoping Vincente Fox decides to run.


49 posted on 09/07/2005 12:59:08 PM PDT by TheForceOfOne (The alternative media is our Enigma machine.)
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To: TheOtherOne

Kalifornia is a whack job state. Hopefully the conservatives can rise again in that state and make it great again.


50 posted on 09/07/2005 1:01:28 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat (I am SO glad to no longer be associated with the party of Dependence on Government!)
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