SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The latest Field Poll finds a growing number of California voters disapprove of Gov. Jerry Brown job performance just days after he signed a new budget.

In the statewide poll released Wednesday, 42 percent of voters said they disapproved of the Democratic governor, up from 31 percent a year ago. His approval rating has slipped from 48 to 44 percent in that time.

Californians aren’t pleased with a key provision of the state budget that hinges on tax hikes. Three-quarters oppose the automatic spending cuts planned for schools if voters fail to approve Brown’s tax initiative on the November ballot.

The poll surveyed 997 registered voters by telephone from June 21 through July 2. It has a sampling error margin of plus or minus 3.6 percentage points.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.


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