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Poll Shows Obama With Big Lead in CT, Malloy Unpopular

The president has a wide lead over Republican challenger Mitt Romney. Also, people surveyed rank Gov. Dannel P. Malloy as one of the most unpopular governors in the nation.

 

Public Policy Polling says that Connecticut will go to Obama in the general election, but the president’s popularity in the state has dropped dramatically since he was elected.

The president has a 54-41 lead, but won the state in 2008 by 28 points. A June Quinnipiac Poll showed Obama with a similar 50-38 lead.

The survey asked about Connecticut’s other politicians, and some fared better than others. U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Greenwich remains popular, with a 53 percent approval rating. Outgoing U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman has a 40 percent approval rating, while 40 percent also disapprove.

Malloy’s prospects appeared much more bleak with a mere 32 percent approval rating. The poll shows Malloy trailing a generic Republican opponent by  a 42-38 margin should he choose to run again in 2014.

Sean Goldrick September 29, 2012 at 09:13 PM
This is a very misleading article by Mr. Karge and Patch. He states that President Obama's popularity "has dropped dramatically since he was elected." Is that the way to describe the situation in a state in which Mr. Obama leads his Republican opponent by 13 percentage points? But that is Mr. Karge's lead when, in fact, Mr. Obama has widened his lead over Mr. Romney in the Nutmeg state since a poll in June? That is one of the biggest leads in the country, but Mr. Karge chooses to suggest a "dramatic" drop in popularity? Moreover, Mr. Obama is trusted over Mr. Romney on every question in the survey, including managing the economy and foreign policy. The article also leaves out the fact that a majority of Nutmeggers have a negative opinion of Mr. Romney- a net negative of 12 percentage points. Mr. Karge also describes Mr. Malloy as one of the "most unpopular governors in the nation." Yet he overlooks the fact that the poll shows that an election against a Republican rival would very close: 38% for Mr. Malloy versus just 42% for an opponent. Doesn't seem as though Patch has been fair in reporting here.

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