California Chief Justice Rose Elizabeth Bird has gained a few more supporters since late May, according to the California Poll aired Monday by KCBS-TV, but there has also been a slight increase in the number of those opposed to her reconfirmation in November.
The latest poll showed that 33% of those asked favor Bird, while 57% oppose her and 10% are undecided.
In May, the survey showed that only 28% favored retaining Bird. At that time, 56% were opposed to her and 16% were undecided.
The newest figures, however, were only a little different from those in March, when 34% favored Bird, 55% opposed her and 11% were undecided.
Steven M. Glazer, communications director for the principal pro-Bird campaign organization, the Committee to Conserve the Courts, saw the results as a gain for Bird and noted that 51% of those interviewed believe that Bird makes rulings according to the state Constitution and not because of public pressure.