Fifty-two percent of Californians disapprove of how Senator Barbara Boxer is handling California job creation and putting unemployed Californians back to work, according to a poll conducted by Pulse Opinion Research on behalf of Californians for Population Stabilization.
Another 76 percent of respondents say new jobs in California should go to unemployed Californians rather than new immigrant workers.
"If politicians like Senator Boxer and President Obama want to keep their jobs, they need to find innovative ways to create jobs for unemployed Americans," says Marilyn DeYoung, chairman of the board of CAPS. "An obvious part of the jobs solution is slowing the flow of new immigrant workers until all Americans, including those right here in California, are working again."
The poll also finds that 65 percent of respondents oppose the visa lottery, and another 66 percent of respondents are against chain migration. Seventy percent of respondents support a requirement that states all Californian employers electronically verify that their workers are in the United States legally and have a work visa.
Unemployment in California has out surpassed the national average and has already hit 12 percent in 2012. CAPS is releasing this poll following President Obama's announcement last week that he would distribute work permits to illegal aliens regardless of U.S. unemployment numbers.