Gov. Dannel P. Malloy doesn’t pay attention to public opinion polls. If he did he’d know the latest poll shows he’s one of the most unpopular governor in the country.
A poll by Public Policy Polling showed 51 percent of voters disapprove of him, while just 33 percent approve.
Out of more than 40 sitting governors surveyed by Public Policy Polling the only ones with worse numbers are Bev Perdue of North Carolina, Neil Abercrombie of Hawaii, Pat Quinn of Illinois, and Tom Corbett of Pennsylvania.
Malloy barely gets more than a 50 percent approval with Democrats. The poll found 52 percent of Democrats polled approve and 33 percent disapprove of the job he’s doing. Independents voters, who make up the majority of Connecticut voters, disapprove of him by a more than 2:1 margin, and with Republicans he has a 73 percent disapproval rating.
If Malloy was running for reelection he may have a difficult time against a Republican opponent, the poll found he would trail a GOP candidate 46 to 36 percent.
“Certainly he has plenty of time to turn it around before November 2014 but for now he’s not in a great position,” a PPP blog post says .
Who is Connecticut’s most popular politician?
U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal. Forty-nine percent of voters approve of the job he’s doing and 36 percent disapprove. Although his poll numbers are down by a few points from a poll last September they still hover around the 50 percent mark.
U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman who is about to retire from the U.S. Senate has seen his numbers improves as he exits. According to the poll 41 percent of voters approve and just 43 percent disapprove. The numbers are an improvement over a poll done in March 2011, which found 29 percent of voters approved and 58 percent disapproved.