(Reuters) - Concern about the economy has pushed President Barack Obama's approval rating below 50 percent in California, a state assumed to be an easy win for him in next year's presidential election.
Obama carried California in the 2008 election
but Field Poll findings released on Wednesday show he is having trouble
in the most populous U.S. state, where most disapprove of his handling
of the economy and just 46 percent of registered voters now support his
performance as president.
It is the first time since Obama took office that his approval rating has slipped below 50 percent in the poll, which showed an 8 percentage point decline since June. (Continues)