Californians are not happy with state leaders. Where do you stand?
Approval ratings for legislators and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger are at record lows, according to a survey released Wednesday by the Public Policy Institute of California.
How do you feel about the state’s elected officials and where they are taking California?
Schwarzenegger’s approval rating was 28%, the lowest his has ever been and the lowest rating for a California governor since Gray Davis received an approval rating of 26% in 2003, according to the institute.
Even lower was the Legislature’s rating, which reached an abysmal 17%, a record low, according to the institute.
Just 14% of Californians think the state is heading in the right direction, also a record low.
President Obama’s rating, on the other hand, remains high in California, at 65%, although the July figure is down from 72% in May.
The institute also polled Californians on their stances on environmental issues.
While 66% of residents support the state’s targets for lowering greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020, 51% support allowing oil drilling off the coast of California to generate revenue for the state.
Although 47% of Californians believe global warming is a very serious threat to the economy and their quality of life, that figure is down from 54% in 2007 and 52% in 2008.