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 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.

Thomas Alegi August 03, 2012 at 12:37 AM
We need a poll to tell us that???????????
Ted B August 03, 2012 at 01:40 AM
I like Malloy. I've met him a few times and I think he's sincere in wanting to do what's best for the state. One of the few politicians who is.
Angela August 03, 2012 at 01:46 PM
OMG can you be serious. He raised taxes 17 times when he was Mayor. Yes he may be likable, but does he really know what he is doing....NO! I met him as well, and was not impressed, just a politician looking for votes.
Alethiologist August 31, 2012 at 10:30 AM
Taxes are simply too high. Worse, we arenot getting value for our tax dollar.
bordwithbs August 31, 2012 at 12:22 PM
Hey, at least I can get drunk on Sunday!


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