Apparently, even California can see no future use for liberal Senator Dianne Feinstein. Polls indicate that the majority of Californians think that she has served long enough. This does NOT reflect a shift to the right for California. If anything it is a Gray Panther issue as her age seems to be a part of the equation for her continued employment. The Institute of Governmental Politics at the University of California can be credited for the poll that unearthed this gem.
As Written By Tré Goins-Phillips for The Blaze
More than half of California voters say it would be a “bad thing” for Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein to run for a sixth term in Congress next year, when she’s up for re-election.
A new poll conducted by the Institute of Governmental Politics at the University of California, Berkeley, found that 52 percent of registered voters said Feinstein should call it quits while 48 percent said it would be a “good thing” for the California lawmaker to run again.
When respondents were reminded that Feinstein will be 84 years old next year, the share of voters who said it would be a “bad thing” for the senator to seek re-election jumped to 62 percent.
Feinstein, a San Francisco native, has been in the Senate since 1992. In 2009, she became the first woman to chair the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and today, she serves as the ranking member on the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Poll Director Mark DiCamillo suggested the poll indicates that Californians are ready for a change.
“It’s an interesting result that may just show some voters think it may be time for someone new to join in,” he said. “It’s an indication, perhaps, that some voters are growing restless and want a new face in Washington.”
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