Malloy’s Job Approval Rating Drops 7 percent in a month
With today’s Quinnipiac Poll reporting that only 37% of the voters approve of the way Governor Malloy is doing his job and only 38% approve of the way he is handling education policy, Roy Occhiogrosso, Malloy’s mouthpiece and spin-master, is absolutely right to say;
“We have tried to be consistent in not saying much about polls because…what’s there to say? Polls come and go, numbers go up and down. The Governor always does what he thinks is best for the state and the right thing to do.” – Occhiogrosso 4-25-12
Polls do come and go and – as the cliché goes – the only poll that matters is the one on Election Day!
That said, after what is probably close to $1 million in television and radio ads supporting the Governor’s “Education Reform” proposal, ads that repeatedly complimented him by name, it is pretty telling that his job performance rating has dropped 7 percent in the last 30 days (from 44% positive to 37% positive).
Furthermore, only 4 in 10 voters support his education plan.
His negative rating on both job performance and on his education policies are particularly high among women – who, as Occhiogrosso and every political observer knows – is the most significant voting bloc in electoral politics.
From today’s Quinnipiac Poll:
Do you approve or disapprove of the way Dannel Malloy is handling his job as Governor?
|Do you approve or disapprove of the way Dannel Malloy is handling – Education?|
The Quinnipiac Poll has its own host of issues when it comes to how reliable a measure it is over where likely voters stand, for someone who won with 49 percent of the vote – almost all of that coming from Democratic voters – it is extremely telling that only 51 percent of Democrats approve of Malloy’s job performance and he doesn’t even get to 50% of Democrats supporting him on his education policy.