(Feb. 21) Gov. Jerry Brown's approval rating has vaulted above 50 percent for the first time since he took office in 2011, according to a new poll, and even the Legislature's job performance rating has risen 11 percentage points to a marginally less embarrassing 36 percent. Read David Siders' story. Here are the statistical tabulations prepared exclusively for Capitol Alert, on Californians' views of Gov. Jerry Brown and the direction of the state. Here are the publicly released results from the poll.