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Poll: Obama’s Job Approval Slips In California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- A new Field Poll finds that support for President Barack Obama has slipped 10 points in the last five months among California voters.

(File photo) Gay pride participants hold signs in support of Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama at the 38th annual LA Pride Parade June 8, 2008 in West Hollywood, California.
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Above: (File photo) Gay pride participants hold signs in support of Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama at the 38th annual LA Pride Parade June 8, 2008 in West Hollywood, California.

In a poll released Tuesday, Field said just 52 percent approve of the job the president is doing, down from 62 percent in February.

Obama's popularity surged after his re-election last November, and 57 percent say they still have a favorable overall opinion of him.

Field says the biggest decline is among typical supporters such as registered Democrats, independents, women and voter under age 40. The poll did not ask why respondents felt the way they did.

It was based on telephone interviews with 846 registered voters from June 26 to July 21 and has a sampling error rate of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.

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HarryStreet | July 23, 2013 at 9:29 a.m. ― 1 year, 4 months ago

You can get a poll to deliver any results you want by formulating the questions. So what?

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Missionaccomplished | July 23, 2013 at 12:23 p.m. ― 1 year, 4 months ago

Good. Part of this I'm sure is for his bending on the same-sex marriage issue. He can thank Biden for that!

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Missionaccomplished | July 23, 2013 at 12:26 p.m. ― 1 year, 4 months ago

It is MOST interesting that out of ALL the file photos available of pro-O'bama rallies and possible captions, KPBS choses one with a person holding up a "pride" sign.

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