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.

Creeky October 03, 2012 at 05:58 PM
Ken, As for my personal beliefs, I think you and I have much in common. I'd much prefer far less government. Further, I don't believe either the Democratic or Republican parties represent us in any way. I think they represent their campaign contributors, lobbyists, and their own financial futures as lobbyists. But, there will be winners and losers in any tax code. We do need to have discussions on what is fair taxation. Lastly, I think we're quite a minority. I think most of the country wants government intervention. They seem to be demanding it now. I'm asking them to have an honest conversation about exactly what that intervention entails, and move away from the rhetoric, and religious like adherence to the parties. The two party system is broken, as the failure to actually write a budget proves. Congress hasn't passed a budget since 2009! And both sides continue to blame the other. It's a horror show. And, it's being played out right here in these comments. So tell me my friend, what is your idea for a practical path forward? What words do we choose to argue for less government intervention that encourages dialogue over rhetoric and name calling?
Creeky October 03, 2012 at 06:02 PM
And Ken, I don't think we are a capitalist system. I think we're a socialist system, much to my dismay. Further, aren't you arguing for the investors should invest model? Or, do you think the higher tax brackets are under-taxed, but there still shouldn't be investment by government?
Fairfield native October 03, 2012 at 10:57 PM
Creeky- I don't agree with all that you have written but appreciate your approach. I think people are more open to consider other's point of view when it is presented without name-calling. I know it took time to develop such well thought out responses- they are intelligent and presented without insult.
Creeky October 04, 2012 at 12:23 AM
Fairfield native, Thanks. In truth, I'm not sure that I agree with _everything_ I've written but, the process helps me think things through. It's terribly difficult for all of us to understand these issues, weave through all the half truths presented by both sides, and not get caught up in the mudslinging.
Michael Duff October 06, 2012 at 04:16 PM
G.W.Bush warned the Democrat controlled congress numerous times that the lending policies put forth by Dodd and Franks encouraging home loans to those who could not afford them would lead to economic failure. Presidents do not make laws Congress does.


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