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.

Susanne Krivit August 03, 2012 at 03:37 PM
I can understand why opinion is so negative about the Governor, at least in this area. The only information that reaches us on the Governor’s policies come from our Republican state reps either in the local paper of through the mail, and it is consistently negative. Our local Democrats on the other hand are completely silent, so we never hear the other side. In Fairfield County our radio and TV tends to focus on New York, so we end up being better versed in what Mayor Bloomberg is doing than on anything going on in Hartford. If the Governor is communicating to his constituency, it is not getting to us here.
Sick of Liberals August 08, 2012 at 08:15 PM
Malloy is a huge tax and spend liberal . His policy's have made living in CT much worse than ever . The middle class is getting buried by the largest tax increases in CT history. The unemployment rate at 8.4 % and people are leaving the state in droves. He was a lousy mayor and he is a crappy Govenor. It is time for the people of CT to lose their libreral Democrat addiction and kick Mr Malloy to the curb.


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