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Poll Shows Half Of Californians Still Give Pres. Obama Positive Job Rating

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US President Barack Obama speaks at a Walmart on May 9, 2014 in Mountain View, California. Obama praised Friday measures taken by his administration to develop solar energy in the United States, despite attacks and setbacks from his Republican opponents. (Photo by: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama speaks at a Walmart on May 9, 2014 in Mountain View, California. Obama praised Friday measures taken by his administration to develop solar energy in the United States, despite attacks and setbacks from his Republican opponents. (Photo by: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A new Field Poll finds that half of all Californians approve of the job President Barack Obama is doing, a sharp contrast with his lower approval ratings in the rest of the country.

But the poll released Tuesday also finds that 52 percent of Californians believe the country is on the wrong track and just 34 percent say it’s on the right track. In November 2011, seven in 10 Californians said the country was on the wrong track.

Field says public opinion of Obama has remained steady in California over the last year. Half of those polled said they approve, 39 percent disapprove and 11 percent had no opinion.

Field surveyed 2,013 adults June 5-22. The poll has a sampling error margin of plus or minus 2.7 percentage points.

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