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Patch's Poll: Does Malloy Deserve to be in the Top Five of Least-Liked Governors?

Does Malloy deserve to hold this title? Only 33 percent of voters in a recent PPP poll approve of the job that the governor of Connecticut is doing, according to the New Haven Register.

Gov. Dannel Malloy has one of the worst approval ratings among U.S. governors in a poll conducted by Public Policy Polling, according to the New Haven Register.

A statement released by the organization shows that 33 percent of voters approved of him while 51 percent of voters disapproved. Only North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue, Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett of Pennsylvania had worse ratings.

Only 52 percent of Democrats, 25 percent of Independents and 15 percent of Republicans approve of the job Malloy has been doing since elected into office.

Malloy advisor Roy Occhiogrosso told the Register that the governor "always tries to do what he thinks is in the best interests of the people of Connecticut" despite his approval rating.

. Forty-four percent of voters approved of his performance, while 45 percent of voters disapproved. This poll gave him the highest approval rating in a Quinnpiac poll since taking office in January 2011.

Don Charles August 11, 2012 at 03:54 AM
I heard, from a source, that Davis is Obama's father. Guess that is where he got his ideology. I also heard from another source that he was not a good student but had connections with some far left people including educational people that got him into these schools. Also from a source I cannot divulge.
Spiff August 11, 2012 at 11:52 AM
That's not the argument? Patrck, that is exactly the argument! How to create a business friendly environment where our economy can thrive. And, the Dems ain't gettin' it done, in fact they're making it worse. As for movin', easier said than done, for me anyway. But, check out page 3 of the report I linked to in my previous post. As you'll note, CT is in the bottom 10 states for population loss. Meaning, people who can afford to are moving from the state. Now, Patrick, keep in mind that these are the same people who can afford all these higher taxes imposed upon us by the Dems. They are, however, taking their money and spending it in another state, essentially helping that state's economy, not ours. The government will never help to grow the economy, and if you have an understanding of free-market capitalism, then you'll know this fact. Only the private sector can grow the economy, and unfortunately the Democrats in this state have made it extremely difficult for that to happen. So, CT will continue to limp along, as people who actually have the money to pay the high cost of living here (taxes being a huge contributor) flee the state, while the Democrats continue to raise taxes to make up for the lost revenue, and the cycle will continue, until CT looks like Detroit! The only way to keep this from happening is to lower taxes and make it easier for companies to do business here. That starts with voting every single Democrat out of office!
Don Charles August 11, 2012 at 01:43 PM
Patrick, I believe you own your own business have you put the government on the owners papers. They should have an interest in your business since they built it for you.
Patrick Madley August 11, 2012 at 03:37 PM
Spiff, I do agree with parts of your argument such as money is being spent in other states from our former residents who have chosen to move out- definitely not a good thing for us. But we cannot blame democrats alone for this. And Don, I don't believe I ever said I owned a business, did I? (not arguing, just curious where you came up with that)
Katrina February 23, 2013 at 10:33 PM
Ok, I am only just now reading this piece...I don't agree with many of the budget allocations currently being promoted. 1.2 million to UCONN when tuition is already sky high? This is a college...can't they figure out how to budget without state aid? And for the Governor to offer the grant publicly without questioning the ability for the administrators bothers me personally. A bus way from New Britain to Hartford that is costing taxpayers an estimated $1,000 per inch??? Yet not doing anything to alleviate the businesses and corporations any incentive to make ends meet. Seeing more "CLOSED" signs permanently posted in businesses a person once used to frequent or be employed. Factory parking lots that once held numerous cars of employees now home to tall weeds and graffiti artists on their walls...hmm makes me question what kind of leadership we have in the Governor's spot.

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