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 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.

Southbury Mom September 30, 2012 at 11:57 AM
@ Greg - I have contacted my state officials time and time again over the past 3+ years and they have ignored my pleas and turned a deaf ear to my concerns. So I do blame them as well as our President who has plowed right on through doing everything they want even if the majority have let them know they do not approve. It's time for a change all the way around.
Gary Pruzinsky September 30, 2012 at 02:29 PM
Everyone is fed up with inaction from both political parties. Polarization of Congress is a disgrace. We need to ban big money from corporations & super pacs from controlling how the politicians vote. Isn't it supposed to be a government "for the people and by the people" Limit campaign ads to one brochure sent to every household stating the candidates platform, and televise some debates. Think of the money it would save.
Greg Kuehn October 02, 2012 at 01:53 PM
Southbury Mom - I do wonder how you quantify "majority" since it appears as if the majority in CT still favor our President. Regardless, I agree with the spirit of your comments and the frustration that comes with the reality of American politics.
Greg Kuehn October 02, 2012 at 02:06 PM
Patch needs some kind of comment approval system. Couldn't agree more with Gary's comments. Super PACs are self-serving loopholes created to exponentially forward party agendas. That being said, everyone is looking closely at this election in terms of $$$… Can Obama win this being insanely outspent by Romney supporters? If he does, it will either mean that Super PACs need to generate even MORE money or they will redefine how the money gets spent… or something along those lines of thinking. I'm less excited for the upcoming debates (because it's largely a show), but very excited for November when "We The People" finally get our say, however unrepresentative or unfair the electorate system may be… It just seems unfair and appears to be another leveraging tool that gets abused. The electoral college is presented "as a compromise between election of the President by a vote in Congress and election of the President by a popular vote of qualified citizens." (Source: http://www.archives.gov/federal-register/electoral-college/about.html) However, it feels more like being force fed or led to the river, rather than a compromise.
Greg Kuehn October 02, 2012 at 02:11 PM
Disproving my own comments? Interesting article regarding "faithless electors". http://archive.fairvote.org/e_college/faithless.htm


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