Skip to comments.Cooperation gets high marks - Poll shows public appreciates peace in Sacramento
Posted on 01/25/2007 10:29:48 AM PST by SmithL
Sacramento -- Californians are happy with the way Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and lawmakers are working together in Sacramento, giving the politicians the highest approval ratings they have had in two years, a new Public Policy Institute of California poll shows.
While Schwarzenegger also is enjoying support for many of the policy proposals he's pushing this year, the poll reveals that voters are not embracing his plans to provide health insurance for children who are in the country illegally or infuse the state's prison system with money.
Schwarzenegger and lawmakers' success working together on public works bonds, raising the minimum wage and passing legislation to combat global warming has people encouraged that they will continue to cooperate in 2007, with 60 percent of voters believing the trend will continue. Majorities across political, racial, age and gender lines all believe the bipartisan work will carry on.
"People feel the state is headed in the right direction," said Mark Baldassare, director of research for the Public Policy Institute of California. "They are very optimistic that the governor and Legislature will build on the recent collaboration that has taken place."
He said Californians are especially optimistic about the state in light of national politics.
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Hang onto your wallets, the Governor and Legislature are cooperating to get your money.
Wait until the bill comes due for all that "cooperation". ;-)
Actually, Californians have no idea what is going on in Sacramento - the "news" is always out of DC. Local and State news is seldom covered.