Lack of Action in Sacramento Has Yet to Dim Governor's Popularity

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's job rating is still high, despite what some are describing as an unproductive year in the state capital.

A new Field Poll says 56% of voters think Schwarzenegger is doing a good job. Just 32% disapprove.

The survey was taken from Oct. 11 to Oct. 21, ending just as the state's wildfire emergency began.

The poll says Schwarzenegger is running about even with U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer in a hypothetical matchup.

The Republican governor hasn't said if he'll challenge the Democrat for her seat. She's up for re-election in 2010, when he'll be termed out.

The sample of 1,200 registered voters has a margin of error of plus or minus 3% points. The survey was done by telephone in English and Spanish.

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