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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.

dave August 02, 2012 at 11:22 PM
i cant believe a third of this state approves of the job malloy is doing. they must also approve of loose bowels.
Richard August 03, 2012 at 12:42 AM
I approve. In politics, doing the right thing is often unpopular. He must be doing something right to upset that many people. Gov. Malloy is busy doing his job, not defending it.
joseph sears August 03, 2012 at 01:02 AM
He said "We are open for business" remember ???? The only business he can get or keep are those that he will give INCENTIVES (aka tax breaks) to, otherwise they continue to go elsewhere !!!!!!!!!!!! Joe from Oxford

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