Patch's Poll: Does Malloy Deserve to be in the Top Five of Least-Liked Governors?

Does Malloy deserve to hold this title? 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.

. 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.

Will Brady August 07, 2012 at 02:42 AM
...though I DO agree that our governor AND our legislature could do more for what they get paid, than to mandate/allow, liquor stores to be open on Sunday
wyatt August 07, 2012 at 11:36 AM
The majority of people in CT elected another tax and spend Democrat and now they're unhappy with him. The old axiom is true, " people deserve the government they elect".
John B August 07, 2012 at 04:27 PM
lets see, taxes are up budget deficit is up, unemployment is up, nothing good is happening in CT and you have to ask if he is doing a good job?
Big K August 07, 2012 at 05:18 PM
He is too quick with acting on important decision making matters. Like the Bus way (BUST-WAY) project that the majority of the Taxpayers were, and still are against. Maybe that is the main reason for him stuttering so much when he makes a general speech. If he would slow down a little and think things over a little bit more, we all would be better off.
Spiff August 07, 2012 at 09:12 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


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