Poll Finds Angelides' Strategy Not Working

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(Sacramento, CA)
Tuesday, October 3, 2006

Governor Schwarzenegger has not met with President Bush during his visit to the state….and while Angelides acknowledged that, he continued to push a now-familiar message at a campaign event this week:

“Over the last three years, Arnold Schwarzenegger has stood side by side with President Bush on everything that matters.”

But a new poll from the San Jose State University Survey and Policy Research Institute finds that strategy has been unsuccessful.  The survey of 902 people found that a majority of Californians disapprove of the job Bush is doing....but a majority of those asked also said their opinion of the President has no effect on who they’ll vote for in the Governor’s race.  The top issues respondents say *will* affect their vote:  the economy and finances, and education.