Thursday, February 24, 2005

The honeymoon is over

It seems like people in California realized that they have a Republican bodyguard for a governor. Arnorld's approval ratings are now 55%, which would be a gigantic mandate for George W. Bush but is an all time low for the Terminator.

And now there is more bad news for Arnold: "The Field Poll found voters approve of the idea of a special election 51 percent to 45 percent until they're told it would cost $50 million to $70 million. Then they oppose it more than 2-to-1 — 67 percent to 30 percent."

And my friends, the Field Poll never lies, it is ALWAYS right or the closest to dead on of any of the polls.

More interesting for me is that "The plan to take redistricting away from the Legislature and give those duties to a panel of retired judges was supported by 48 percent of voters and opposed by 40 percent." It might just pass, yes!

I think California is a prime example of how uncompetitive races can be if you get your computer programs right. I hate redistricting, but I don't think a special election is necessary. Let those incumbents sweat it out until November 2006.

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