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Poll Shows Obama With Big Lead in CT, Malloy Unpopular

The president has a wide lead over Republican challenger Mitt Romney. Also, people surveyed rank Gov. Dannel P. Malloy as one of the most unpopular governors in the nation.

Public Policy Polling says that Connecticut will go to Obama in the general election, but the president’s popularity in the state has dropped dramatically since he was elected.

The president has a 54-41 lead, but won the state in 2008 by 28 points. A June Quinnipiac Poll showed Obama with a similar 50-38 lead.

The survey asked about Connecticut’s other politicians, and some fared better than others. U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal remains popular, with a 53 percent approval rating. Outgoing U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman has a 40 percent approval rating, while 40 percent also disapprove.

Malloy’s prospects appeared much more bleak with a mere 32 percent approval rating. The poll shows Malloy trailing a generic Republican opponent by  a 42-38 margin should he choose to run again in 2014.

Jerry O'Connor September 29, 2012 at 08:28 PM
Problem for the GOP is that none of the actual Republican candidates poll as well as the "generic" one.
MAC September 29, 2012 at 09:16 PM
Obama, unrestrained by another election, would double down on his disastrous and FAILED "leadership" of our once great nation, turning it into a DYSTOPIA which we will not recognize as anything resembling the FREE nation we grew up in! Those with common sense will be voting for Romney/Ryan, "America's Comeback Team," so that we can have some REAL "hope" for our futures! Unfortunately, Obama has no respect for the Constitution, the "Separation of Powers" etc., and instead is totally committed to his misguided zero-sum ideology of DIMINISHING U.S. prosperity because he believes America must become poorer in order for people in third world nations to do better. His first term economic devastation may become minor compared to the havoc and "Dystopia" an unrestrained Obama will wreak through his un-Constitutional Executive Orders and the bureaucratic "Regulations" with which he ^^steals our Liberties^^, such as in the "HealthCare Mandate" imposed by K. Sebelius. And all that could be dwarfed by the takeover from within, by Muslim Brotherhood and other Muslim Terrorists who Obama has welcomed into the WH, while he will not allow our military and Nat'l Security agencies to even name these THREATS as what they are!!! To understand how Obama is totally FAILING to protect our nation, his most basic responsibility, watch"The Project" documentary on TheBlaze.com/tv. Free 2 wk. trial avail. and you can watch on demand. Malloy is toast, which may help voters elect Romney.
Dean September 29, 2012 at 09:46 PM
The reason Romney is losing is because he can not create an identity for himself. He has taken both sides of every major issues during his political career. He also needs to win hard core conservatives at the same time as independents. The two groups have vast differences between them. Romney needs to to start approaching issues in a diplomatic manner and take conservative positions, while still empathisizing with the other side at the same time. And Obama is not a socialist or Muslim, he is just a poor leader in a country where race is still an issue. FDR and Kennedy would have done the same things if they could. But if it makes conservatives feel better, Paul Ryan will spend the next 4 years rebranding himself and will be the next president.
MAC October 01, 2012 at 06:01 PM
Dean, Romney is NOT losing--Obama just has all the lamestream media in his pocket, trying to discourage all the common sense voters into staying home. NOT going to happen!!! Romney should easily win, unless Obama manages to steal the election, as did Al Franken with his senate election, which resulted in the 60th vote for Obamacare. Romney, as a 65 yr. old father of 5, grandfather of 18, generous and humble benefactor of many charities and dozens of individuals who have testified of his personal generosity to them and family members, and proven stunningly successful executive--in BOTH the private and public sector--has no need to "create an identity for himself." Romney knows who he his and does not LIKE talking about himself! People paying attention know how presidential in bearing Romney is, and see that he is by far the best qualified to start America back on the right course. Obama counts on the votes of the ignorant and the DEPENDENT; and God knows there are millions and millions of both, sadly. Obama may not be Muslim, but he has welcomed Muslim Brotherhood and supporters of TERRORISTS (which he refuses to call such) INTO the WH! Dean, you need to watch "The Project" documentary on TheBlaze.com/tv. Have you seen the movie "2016: Obama's America"? If you had, you would be whistling a different tune about Obama. Have you forgotten that he told C. Gibson in 2008 he wants to redistribute $$ because of "fairness"? That IS "socialism."
Independent Voter October 02, 2012 at 03:33 AM
Mac, are you a Palin clone or a GOP blowhorn? Do you even know what you're spewing? Every sentence you made sounded like cue card talking points of all the GOP pundits on television. You could replace Reindick Prickbush, the RNC chairman! Good luck!
Frances Novas October 02, 2012 at 09:12 AM
What do you expect from a state that elects Richard "I served IN Vietnam" Blumenthal?
morton krantz October 02, 2012 at 09:51 PM
When is the jewish population going to wake up. Obama is not a friend the jews. WAKE UP JEWISH PEOPLE get this guy out of the white house and put back in an empty dog house because the dog knows whats coming and left.
morton krantz October 02, 2012 at 09:54 PM
correction [not a friend of the jewish people]
Jtmfc53 October 06, 2012 at 09:20 PM
Dear independent voter--- I hope you watched the Presidential debate the other evening, if you did you would realize Obama can't speak one on one or without his teleprompter. He is used to a captive crowd, usually College kids who are easily impressed with his cheerleader type speeches. His snake oil talks lack meaningful facts, but he gets away with it using smiles and charisma. I doubt LEGAL voters are that clueless to reelect a man who has caused more harm to our economy, caused lost jobs, uses class warfare and attacks Christian beliefs. President Obama has treated our only allies with disrespect, while pandering to our enemies. His bypassing the US Constitution and Federal laws, should be a wake up call to any true American, if not I fear for our children's future..

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