The new Quinnipiac University Poll (Q-Poll) reveals that Governor Dannel Malloy’s favorability rating is now less than that of disgraced Governor John Rowland, the day Rowland resigned in 2004.
As the Hartford Courant reports,
By a 68 to 24 percent margin, voters surveyed said they disapproved of the job Gov. Dannel Malloy is doing, his worst approval rating ever and one of the lowest approval ratings ever recorded for a governor in any of the nine states surveyed by the Quinnipiac University Poll.
The Hartford Courant adds,
“Voters feel Connecticut’s economy is going down the drain and they are sending Gov. Dannel Malloy’s approval ratings right down the same drain. Even Democrats disapprove of the way he is doing his job,” said Quinnipiac University Poll Director Douglas Schwartz. “Gov. Malloy has lost ground on almost every measure.”
Facing a probable impeachment in the summer of 2004, John Rowland resigned as Governor of Connecticut with a 25 percent favorability rating. Rowland went on to plead guilty and served time in federal prison.
Twelve years later, Malloy’s general favorability rating has sunk below Rowland’s and has plunged far below Rowland’s on a number of key issues and attributes.
The Q-Poll has determined that Connecticut voters give Malloy extremely poor approval ratings for his handling of the following important issues
18- 76 percent for his handling of the economy and jobs;
16- 77 percent for his handling of the budget;
18 – 76 percent for his handling of taxes.
According to the poll, almost 80 percent of all votes – and more than 2 in 3 voters in his own Democrat Party – oppose the way Malloy is handling the state budget.
In addition, by overwhelming numbers, Connecticut voters say that Malloy DOES NOT have strong leadership skills, is NOT trustworthy and DOESN’T care about the needs and problems of average people.