Schwarzenegger Unfazed by Dwindling Popularity

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As California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger grapples with a $17 billion budget deficit, only two of every five voters believe he's doing a good job. In addition, 75 percent of the voters surveyed in this week's Field Poll say California is headed in the wrong direction.

Schwarzenegger's diminished popularity is having a big impact on his efforts to rally the public behind his plan to fix the budget crisis by expanding the lottery and making huge cuts in state spending.



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