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“This administration is populated by people who’ve spent their careers bashing government. They’re not just small-government conservatives—they’re Grover Norquist, strangle-it-in-the-bathtub conservatives. It’s a cognitive disconnect for them to be able to do something well in an arena that they have so derided and reviled all these years.”

Senator Hillary Clinton

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

California's latest

How unpopular has Arnold become to the voters of California? So popular that his campaigning is having a negative impact on the initiatives he supports:
Only 24 percent said his support of a proposition would make them more inclined to vote for it, while 43 percent said it would make them less inclined to support it.

"The thing that's most striking to me is the impact that Schwarzenegger himself is having on his own initiatives," said Field Poll director Mark DiCamillo. "It's got to be disastrous from the governor's standpoint."

As you would expect, all the props that Arnold has been supporting are now losing according to the latest Field Poll, with momentum shifting towards the "No" side.

It's so bad for Arnold, he's trying to revive the specter of the car tax to bring voters to his side, which was perhaps the last thing that he did that voters approved of even though it put the state deeper into debt. However, there is no talk of the car tax being revived (except by Arnold) and one should point out that Arnold would have to sign a car tax increase into law before it took effect.

It's clear that Arnold and Republicans have missed out on their golden chance in the golden state. True leadership could have turned this blue state to red, or at least a off shade of purple, but it's now clear that the Republican revolution, at least on the west coast, has met it's enemy. And it is themselves.