Dianne Feinstein’s Popularity Suddenly Tanks

Dianne Feinstein's Popularity Suddenly Tanks

(RightWing.org) – Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) has a political career spanning more than five decades and has served in the US Senate since 1992. She enjoyed an adequate level of support from her constituents over the years, as evidenced by her time in office. However, her popularity recently took a nosedive.

On February 16, the notoriously liberal Los Angeles Times reported Feinstein’s approval fell to an all-time low according to a new University of California Berkley Institute of Governmental Studies (IGS) poll, which the Times co-sponsored. Results show only 30% of California voters said they approved of Feinstein’s job performance.

That figure paralleled the roughly 66% of respondents who said they thought the country was heading in the wrong direction. However, the poll’s director, Mark DiCamillo, expressed amazement at Feinstein’s level of “disaffection” from voters.

Feinstein’s popularity fell among a plurality of voters from major metropolitan regions like Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area. In addition, her approval rating fell among women voters, Latinos, Asian Americans, and voters under 40 years of age.

DiCamillo said he’s never witnessed such a move to the “negative side in unison” as he did in this poll. And, he should know. He’s conducted surveys on Feinstein’s popularity throughout her tenure in the Senate. DiCamillo also noted the significance of the defection of female voters from Feinstein’s camp.

Vice President Kamala Harris suffered a similar fate in the poll, with 38% of respondents expressing approval and 46% disapproval. President Joe Biden fared better than both women with a 47% to 48% split. However, his popularity stood at 59% in the IGS’s July survey.

Fasten your seat belts; California could be an interesting state to watch during the upcoming midterm elections!

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