New Poll Places Malloy Among the Least Popular U.S. Governors

Only 33 percent of voters in a recent PPP poll approve of the job that the governor of Connecticut is doing, according to the New Haven Register.


Gov. Dannel Malloy has one of the worst approval ratings among U.S. governors in a poll conducted by Public Policy Polling, according to the New Haven Register.

A statement released by the organization shows that 33 percent of voters approved of him while 51 percent of voters disapproved. Only North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue, Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett of Pennsylvania had worse ratings.

Only 52 percent of Democrats, 25 percent of Independents and 15 percent of Republicans approve of the job Malloy has been doing since elected into office. Malloy advisor Roy Occhiogrosso told the Register that the governor "always tries to do what he thinks is in the best interests of the people of Connecticut" despite his approval rating.

Malloy received a Forty-four percent of voters approved of his performance, while 45 percent of voters disapproved. This poll gave him the highest approval rating in a Quinnpiac poll since taking office in January 2011.

Janis Hardy August 03, 2012 at 05:24 PM
WOW! This is a surprise! We haven't had a Democrat Governor in this blue state for nearly 20 years. One would think the majority of residents would be happy with him!
Anna Duncan August 03, 2012 at 11:47 PM
I did not vote for him...nor will I ever vote for him.
Kendall Svengalis August 05, 2012 at 12:28 AM
Malloy is a total loser. When he should have cut spending, he raised taxes and made Connecticut inhospitable to business. He exacerbated the transfer of wealth from the small towns and suburbs to the big cities where it goes into a rathole of welfare dependency. His attempts to draw out-of-state businesses to locate him is a fantasy. CT is now the worst state in which to retire. His educational reforms are a sham and will do nothing to improve educational performance or reduce the nation's largest achievement gap between white and minority students because they fail address curricular deficiencies. Instead, they fall for the old teacher union lies about spending more money and reducing class sizes , most of which simply benefits the adult employees, not the children. The failures of inner city schools are not money driven, but reflect a misdirection of priorities, poor cirriculum, inefficiencies, and the pernicious influence of teacher unions which protect bad and ineffective teachers at the expense of students.
Kendall Svengalis August 05, 2012 at 12:30 AM
Malloy is also a political hack and complicit in promoting the the disaster that is Barack Obama, the son of Frank Marshall Davis. For more on Obama and Davis, watch Joel Gilbert's blockbuster documentary "Dreams from My Real Father." No objective and open-minded voter who watches this documentary will be able to vote for Obama.
SuperDave August 06, 2012 at 12:40 PM
Why is this a surprise? He has lied about everything. He drove Stamford into the ground with increased spedning and taxes. Then he promises to reign in spending and tackle the union issues, and then proceeds to give them raises and guaranteed jobs wuithout any cuts. Then his administration lied about the budget, using ficticious revenue streams to balance the budget that did not have a prayer of happening, The highways are virtual traffic nightmares, and he spends millions on a bus route no one wants. Only those in government jobs and who like government handouts voted for this clown.
Will Wilkin August 06, 2012 at 11:51 PM
Funny thing is, as much as I criticize the federal govt for making the rules that incentivized Wall Street to export our manufacturing and other tradable jobs --the CT state govt is actually doing a remarkably GOOD job of trying to create high value-added jobs in our state, despite the miserable "free trade" job-exporting environment BOTH parties make in Washington DC. http://www.ctinnovations.com/ My abhorrence of both parties, based on their joint national record of ruining the country through "free trade" and endless wars and global military empire, means I will probably never again pull a Dem or Repub lever. But honesty makes me say that our CT governor and legislators of both parties do sometimes seem closer to reality than anything at the fed level, where raging delusion and madness rule..
Will Wilkin August 06, 2012 at 11:55 PM
When you dismiss class size as unimportant, I know you are just ranting. Also, you must realize educational outcome differences have more to do with the home environment and family background than "poor cirriculum" (sic).
Spiff August 07, 2012 at 09:06 PM
This article says, "Malloy advisor Roy Occhiogrosso told the Register that the governor "always tries to do what he thinks is in the best interests of the people of Connecticut" despite his approval rating." What an outright lie!!! Malloy has done nothing of the sort. He has only done things that benefit selected groups within his political party. If he actually cared about the people of CT as a whole and was trying to do what was in our best interest he would have never signed the largest tax increase in state history, he would have promoted policies that actually help to grow the economy, not those that continue to hurt the economy! CT is one of the most business unfriendly states in the country with a ranking of 44th (first link below), has the highest tax burden in the country and is considered the worst state to retire to (second link), and according to the Institute for Truth in Accounting is in the "worst financial position of all 50 states" (last link). Malloy is arguably the worst Governor we have had in decades! http://www.cnbc.com/id/46413845 http://finance.yahoo.com/news/pf_article_113611.html http://truthinaccounting.org/state-of-states/2010_statereport_connecticut.pdf
Dr. Gloria Marino August 09, 2012 at 09:33 PM
Molloy, like Rosa De Laura are pandering to the "Gimme people." Giving illegals my hard earned tax dollars has to stop. America can not afford to hand out to any group at this point in the economy. Sanctuary cities, like New Haven, should be outlawed.It's time everyone started carrying their own weight.


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