Malloy surpasses Rowland – Gets lower approval rating according to Q-Poll

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.

  • Sleepless in Bridgeport

    And soon with his best buddy Hilary C moving into the White House Danny boy will soon be waving his brown magic wand over the whole damn country. Hilary……..don’t forget when you get Danny you have to provide a “work watcher” job for his bride and a lifetime of “Get Out Of Jail Free” cards for his spawn. Please Republicans……get someone to run for CT Governor who is not a complete moron like the last guy.

  • ReTired

    What a sad state we live in. And, based on yesterday’s primary votes, the country isn’t going to get any better. Saw a lawn sign yesterday that said: “No vote in 2016-Everybody sucks!”

  • JMC

    Votes have consequences. Remember though, Malloy is better than Foley, Rowland, and Rell. This must be true because we were so informed by posters on Jon’s blog. But still, I don’t recall that any other CT governor than Malloy fixed up his wife with a $200K sinecure gig in Hartford immediately upon inauguration. But this was OK too, you see, because Michele Obama had gotten fixed up with a similar one-time gig at $300K at a Chicago hospital when Obama became a senator. Remember how Malloy set next to Michele, with an empty chair between them, at the SOTU address? Votes have consequences. CT, once known as the best-managed state in the Union, is now put next-to-last, i.e. 50th, financially. The 51st is Puerto Rico.

  • R.L.

    Malloy has gained some national notoriety by being discussed in this article about Wasserman-Shultz and the “Democratic” establishment.