Since she was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1992, Dianne Feinstein has consistently enjoyed higher approval ratings than the other U.S. senator from California, Barbara Boxer.
But with Boxer now retired, her replacement Kamala Harris is winning slightly more positive reviews from voters than the state's senior senator, at least in a new UC Berkeley Institute of Govermental Studies poll.
When asked for their assessment of the job Feinstein is doing, 50 percent say they approve of her performance, down from 59 percent in the March survey. Meanwhile 36 percent disapprove of Feinstein's performance and 14 percent have no opinion.
Harris by contrast gets positive reviews from 52 percent of voters, while 29 percent disapprove and 19 percent don't know.
Perhaps more ominous for Feinstein is that fewer than half of voters -- 45 percent -- say they'd be inclined to support the 84-year-old if she runs for re-election next year. Forty-one percent would not and 14 percent are unsure.