In the corporation’s poll on the “tea party,” results showed that 61% of voters had heard of the movement, with 28% identifying with its ideas.
The poll also asked whether Californians believe Barack Obama was born in the United States.
About two-thirds, or 67% of respondents, said he was, while 33% of state voters, according to the poll, were not convinced.
In a poll on Congressional performance, 66% of Californians disapproved of its progress on job creation measures, while 24% approved.
Californians also disapproved of the way Congress has handled health-care reform by a 3-to-1 margin, 69% to 23%, according to the poll.
More voters also disapproved of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-San Francisco) performance, by 46% to 39%, pollsters found.
Californians remained supportive of Democrats for Congress, however, with 50% of respondents saying they would vote for a Democrat in fall Congressional elections, while 32% favored Republicans.
Schiff asks for judge’s impeachment
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) presented an impeachment case Wednesday against U.S. Judge Thomas Porteous, who allegedly made false statements under penalty of perjury, and accepted gifts and kickbacks, among other charges.
Schiff, who serves as chairman of the House Judiciary Committee Task Force on Judicial Impeachment, argued that Porteous’ conduct makes him unfit to serve on a federal bench.
Porteous allegedly accepted thousands of dollars in kickbacks or gifts while serving as a federal judge in the 1980s, according to the articles of impeachment in the case.