Login  /  Register  | 3 premium articles left before you must register.

Poll shows improvement for Malloy

Associated Press

Publication: theday.com

Published March 12. 2013 6:00AM   Updated March 12. 2013 6:52AM

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A new Quinnipiac University Poll shows the public's opinion of Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is improving.

Forty-eight percent of registered voters said they approve of the job the Democrat is doing, while 39 percent do not. This marks Malloy's highest approval rating as governor. He took office in 2011.

The survey of 1,114 registered voters, conducted March 7-10, found 67 percent believe Malloy is a strong leader in a crisis. Seventy-six percent approved of his response to the Newtown massacre and 80 percent approved of his response to the February blizzard.

However, only 42 percent said Malloy deserves to be re-elected, while 45 percent disagreed. Voters disapprove of Malloy's handling of taxes and the state budget.

The survey has a margin of sampling error of 2.9 percentage points.

News by Town

Most Recent Poll
On the heels of increasing tensions over nuclear weapons testing, North Korea on Monday said it was "canceling" the 1953 armistice that ended the Korean War. How should the West react to North Korea's actions?
Like most bullies, North Korea is all talk. We should ignore their threats.
20%
They have nuclear weapons, so we must sit down with them and resolve this.
31%
We should make a pre-emptive drone strike on them.
16%
Send Dennis Rodman back there to work on a basketball summit.
16%
I'm much more concerned with Iran than North Korea.
16%
Number of votes: 619

No current items found