Jennifer Garner & Violet's L.A. Excursion

Posted Tuesday October 23, 2012 9:30 AM GMT

Enjoying a mommy-daughter field trip, Jennifer Garner took Violet Affleck to the La Brea Tar Pits and followed it up with a snack in Los Angeles on Monday.

The "Butter" star looked preppy in a white button-down shirt, navy blue sweater, blue jeans, and brown loafers while her 6-year-old girl happily munched on some goodies in a pale blue dress and tennis shoes.

Like many Americans, the 40-year-old actress has been thinking a lot about politics lately. Though President Obama can be assured he has her vote, her support is not unconditional. She told Politico recently, "My feelings are complicated as well, but I look forward to seeing what he does in the next four years."

A strong supporter of helping children in poverty, she was disappointed in both candidates lack of attention to that issue. The mother-of-three lamented, "There was not one question about the state of children living in poverty in the United States” asked in the first presidential debate, she said. “…You would think that would be at the front of the conversation, not something that’s buried so deeply that it’s never even talked about.”

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