We'd never done a public poll in California before last week and the thing I found most remarkable was how much voters in the state hate all of their politicians.
Arnold Schwarzenegger of course is the least popular Governor in the country with a 20/64 approval rating. The battle to replace him looks like it will be between someone marginally unpopular (Jerry Brown and his 37/39 favorability ratio) and someone very unpopular (Meg Whitman and her 24/44 favorability ratio.)
In the Senate race right now an unpopular incumbent (Barbara Boxer, 37/46 approval) is still favored for reelection because her likely opponent is just as unpopular (Carly Fiorina, 22/30 favorability and that's before the Democrats start really spending money on attacking the heck out of her.)
Even though the President is still marginally popular the 12 point drop from the 61% he won in the state to his current 49% approval rating is the largest we've seen in any state over the last three months.
Dianne Feinstein's breaking even at 41/41 seems like a monumental level of popularity in comparison to everyone else.
California voters are a tough audience.