A poll for the Yankee Institute for Public Policy gives mixed reviews to Governor Malloy.
The poll shows a 54% approval rating for the governor, but Institute Director Fergus Cullen says his “re-elect rating” has dropped five points from a year ago: 39% said they would probably vote for an un-named Republican opponent while 42% of voters said they would like to re-elect him. 19% were undecided.
Cullen says voters are skeptical about his budget proposals, even opposing his proposed car tax cut when told how it would affect municipal budgets. He says voters questioned oppose Malloy’s First Five/Next Five program of loans grants and tax incentives encouraging businesses to create new jobs by a two to one margin and oppose the budget’s reliance on borrowing.
The poll found President Obama has a 58%-to-41% approval rating in Connecticut, Senator Richard Blumenthal a 59%-to-35% and Senator Chris Murphy a 53%-to-39% approval rating.