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9 Percent: Calif. Voter Approval At Record Low For Boxer, Feinstein

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — The 2010 honeymoon is clearly over for two high-profile California lawmakers on Capitol Hill.

KNX 1070's Bob Brill reports a new Field Poll shows the ratings for Congress are at an all-time low, and those numbers are affecting U.S. Senators Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein.


"Boxer and Feinstein are receiving record low approval ratings," said Mark DiCimmillo of the Field Poll.

Boxer's approval rating stands at 39 percent, two points lower than her colleague Feinstein, who has an approval rating of 41 percent.

The poll also found just 9 percent of California voters approve of the job Congress is doing — the lowest approval on record since Field first polled the question two decades ago.

While Boxer did manage to get re-elected in what proved to be a challenging year for most establishment candidates, Feinstein may not face much of a challenge from the Republican party.

"Even with bad numbers, it's going to take a name and a heck of a lot of money to take somebody out as well known as Dianne Feinstein, even in these unfavorable times," said San Francisco Chronicle political columnist Phil Matier.

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