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Gov. Malloy Gets Lowest Approval Rating in New Poll



    Gov. Malloy Gets Lowest Approval Rating in New Poll
    Gov. Dannel Malloy attended the White House correspondents dinner and an elected official is saying it violated ethics law because People magazine paid for the trip.

    Gov. Dannel Malloy has received the lowest poll numbers of his tenure today, with 58 percent of Connecticut voters disapproving of the job he’s doing, according to the latest Quinnipiac University Poll.

    In the poll, released on Wednesday morning, voters cite Malloy’s handling of the state budget, taxes and the economy as the main areas of disapproval.

    Meanwhile, the governor’s job approval rating has fallen to 32 percent, rivaling the 24 percent low hit by former Governor John Rowland in January 2004.

    "Only 36 percent of voters are satisfied with the way things are going in the state, one of the lowest scores since Quinnipiac University started asking this question in 1997," Quinnipiac University Poll Director Douglas Schwartz said in a news release posted on the university’s web site.

    Malloy’s approval rating is also the lowest score attained by any governor among nine states Quinnipiac surveyed this year.

    "Polls go up, they go down, and we don't comment on them. What's always constant, however, is our work to build Connecticut's long-term future," Devon Puglia, communications director for Malloy, said.

    In the same poll, 75 percent of Connecticut voters described the state’s economy as “not so good” or “poor.”

    Among Connecticut Democrats, Malloy is holding a 58 to 33 percent approval rating while his disapproval rating stands at 86 to 8 percent among state Republicans.

    Read the full results on Quinnipiac University's Website.