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Chalk it up to the economy, anti-incumbent sentiment or simply wearing out her welcome, but U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein is drawing record-low support in a new Field Poll.

Her backing for re-election is the lowest it's been since she was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 1992.

Whether that means she'll face much of a reelection fight is another question. Find David Siders' story here.

You can see Capitol Alert's exclusive tabulations for the poll here.

Presidential fundraising is beginning in earnest, with GOP candidate Mitt Romney on a California money-collection tour. He'll stop in Sacramento for an event at the Sheraton today.

REDISTRICTING - How should prison inmates be accounted for in drawing legislative and congressional district lines? Assemblyman Mike Davis, D-Los Angeles, wants to make sure they are apportioned based on each inmate's last-known California residence.

The hearing on AB 420 is set for 1 p.m. in Senate room 3191, with a 3 p.m. press conference following in room 125.

BREAST CANCER - Sen. Joe Simitian, D-Palo Alto, holds a 10 a.m. press conference to discuss SB 173, a measure that requires providing more information following a mammogram to those with dense breast tissue. He'll be joined in room 112 by Nancy Cappello, a breast cancer survivor who founded "ARE YOU DENSE?"

PARKS - The rally of the day is sponsored by the California State Parks Foundation at 10 a.m. on the north steps side of the Capitol. The group also plans exhibits beginning at 8:30 a.m., including information on each of the 70 state parks under the budget gun.


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