2019 Dec 26, 12:19pm
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The heavily Democratic state Legislature is less popular among California voters than President Trump.That’s not a typo.It’s a poll finding released Wednesday by the nonpartisan Public Policy Institute of California.Even less popular than the Legislature and Trump is Congress.Why is Congress held in such low esteem, even though the recently reinstalled House speaker is California Democrat Nancy Pelosi?“Because they’re not getting anything done. It’s that simple,” says Mark Baldassare, the PPIC president and pollster.And the Legislature isn’t perceived to be doing much either, Baldassare says. The lawmakers don’t seem to be in sync with new Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom.“The public doesn’t have a sense yet that this governor and Legislature can work together and solve problems,” Baldassare says. “There’s not an awful lot that anyone can point to and say they’ve done something.”
It may have something to do with the gasoline tax being raised 2 x and #3 is coming soon.