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. 

Watts September 29, 2012 at 04:37 AM
Oh yeah, because nobody in CT is voting Obama ;-) Takes a real genius to post that when the actual article is showing Obama with a 13 point lead in CT and 538 gives Obama a 99.4% probability of winning the state: http://fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com/
News Flash September 29, 2012 at 04:52 AM
Exodus: California Tax Revenue Plunges by 22% http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/03/13/exodus-california-tax-revenue-plunges-by-22 Does anyone think that with the mess California is in (Watts home state) that he has anything to offer Connecticut.
Watts September 29, 2012 at 06:07 PM
Oh yes, my "home state of CA." I must have fantasized the 20 years of playing Hop Brook golf course or working for Stop and Shop when it used to be located in the opposite corner of Mountview Plaza. Sorry for the distraction. have a secret admirer (read: stalker) from New Hampshire, who has never left his mother's basement, so he can't comprehend that some people have "local" interest in more than one place.
ed September 30, 2012 at 09:24 PM
Wake up CT! Don't vote for Obama. Look at all the misery of the last four years... Vote for change and hope! Vote for anyone but obama...
Naugatuck Resident October 01, 2012 at 01:22 PM


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