President Barack Obama Losing Support from California Democrats: Poll

Obama's base is abandoning him, pollster says.

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    Even California Democrats are tiring of President Barack Obama.

    The president's strongest supporters over the past near-decade have been voters in deep-blue California, where Obama comes on fund-raising visits frequently. But fewer than half of registered Democrats here approve of the job he's doing, according to a recent Field Poll.

    Registered Dems disapprove Obama 43 percent of the time, with only 45 percent in favor of his job, both record lows.

    This in California, where Obama trounced Republican challenger Mitt Romney 60 percent to 37 percent, the San Francisco Chronicle noted.

    In the Bay Area, his approval rating has dipped from 60 percent to 53 percent. And in Los Angeles, he's at 51 percent, down from 62 percent in June, the newspaper reported.

    Oddly, voters are more at ease with the direction the country is taking, according to the poll. Somehow, that's not been connected to the man in charge.