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    Boxer's approval ratings sink, Field Poll says

    Joe Garofoli,Drew Joseph, Chronicle Staff Writers

    Thursday, July 8, 2010
    California voters are giving U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer some of the lowest approval ratings of her career, as the three-term Democrat is in a statistical dead heat against first-time GOP office-seeker Carly Fiorina, according to a new Field Poll released today.

    Boxer leads Fiorina, the former Hewlett-Packard CEO, 47 to 44 percent, according to Field's survey of 1,390 registered voters, 1,005 of whom were considered likely to vote in November. The poll, conducted June 22-July 5, has a margin of error of 3.2 percentage points among likely voters. For Boxer's job performance ratings among registered voters, the margin of error is 2.8 percentage points.

    Boxer's slight numerical lead masks potentially serious problems for the senator, starting with how 52 percent of the respondents hold an unfavorable view of her.

    At the same time, her job approval rating is among the lowest that Field has measured for her since she was first elected to the Senate in 1992: 43 percent of registered voters disapprove of her performance while 42 percent approve. Among likely voters, 48 percent disapprove and 42 percent approve.

    While voters' responses to a pollster in July may change by the time they vote in November, the new poll shows that whether voters love or hate her, 93 percent hold an opinion about Boxer.

    "She is vulnerable," Field Poll director Mark DiCamillo said. "This is very ominous for her."

    One of Boxer's more vexing problems, analysts say, is that opposition to her is not just about her. She has become an avatar for broader voter frustrations about the struggling economy, President Obama and the growth of the federal government.
    Interesting.

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    There is no way on God's earth a Republican is going to be elected senator in California. The only way this could even be remotely possible is if video emerges of Boxer fellating the CEO of BP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NJCardFan View Post
    There is no way on God's earth a Republican is going to be elected senator in California. The only way this could even be remotely possible is if video emerges of Boxer fellating the CEO of BP.

    I agree. California is a permanent lost cause.

    But how nice would it be to hear, "Here's your pink slip, Ma'am" ? :D
     

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    And who would have thought a RINO would take Ted's seat in MA. Stranger things have happened.
    Corzine out of Joisey....Desperate times change people. I don't know much about Fiorina...but I hope she's not like a Scott Brown...we shall see.
     

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    I loath and despise this woman. I would so dearly love to watch her
    concession and farewell speech. Her's and Hairy's and SanFranNan's.
     

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    538.com puts it about 18% in favor of a Rep. taking the seat. Will be amazing if it happens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkgirl View Post
    And who would have thought a RINO would take Ted's seat in MA. Stranger things have happened.
    Corzine out of Joisey....Desperate times change people. I don't know much about Fiorina...but I hope she's not like a Scott Brown...we shall see.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NJCardFan View Post
    There is no way on God's earth a Republican is going to be elected senator in California. The only way this could even be remotely possible is if video emerges of Boxer fellating the CEO of BP.

    You are probably right, but CA is in a world of hurt. Ms. "call me Senator" may not be the shoo-in that she has been in the past. We are in a whole new world here. We'll see.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NJCardFan View Post
    There is no way on God's earth a Republican is going to be elected senator in California. The only way this could even be remotely possible is if video emerges of Boxer fellating the CEO of BP.
    Rove is working on it. :D
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