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California faces major budget problems and, after a period of post-partisan bliss, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has been sparring more often with legislative leaders in recent months. So has that hurt the Governator's political standing?
The Los Angeles Times has the answer: No.
Schwarzenegger's job approval among registered voters is 60 percent, even though 58 percent say the state is on the wrong track.
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