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NEW POLL: Blumenthal and Murphy Approval Ratings Dip Even Further

October 10, 2018 By Staff
NEW POLL: Blumenthal and Murphy Approval Ratings Dip Even Further

Blumenthal's net approval rating is a third of what it was 18 months ago. Murphy's net approval is less than half what it was 18 months ago.

Reclaim Connecticut has been keeping track of approval ratings, and net approval ratings for Sens. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), as measured by Morning Consult each quarter since the beginning of 2017.

Their latest numbers, for the third quarter of 2018, show Blumenthal and Murphy both dipping even further than they did in the second quarter.

Here’s how their net approvals have tracked over a year-plus:

  • Q1 2017: Blumenthal 58-33 (+25), Murphy 55-33 (+22)
  • Q2 2017: Blumenthal 56-34 (+22), Murphy 53-33 (+20)
  • Q3 2017: Blumenthal 54-34 (+20), Murphy 53-31 (+22)
  • Q4 2017: Blumenthal 51-37 (+14), Murphy 49-34 (+15)
  • Q1 2018: Blumenthal 50-38 (+12), Murphy 50-34 (+16)
  • Q2 2018: Blumenthal 49-38 (+11), Murphy 49-35 (+14)
  • Q3 2018: Blumenthal 47-39 (+8), Murphy 46-36 (+10)

It’s the sixth straight quarter Blumenthal has lost points on his net approval, and the fourth time six quarters for Murphy. Blumenthal’s net approval rating is a third of what it was 18 months ago, and Murphy’s net approval rating is less than half what it was 18 months ago.

Thirty-three senators have approval ratings higher than Blumenthal and Murphy. Sixty-six senators have disapproval ratings lower than Murphy, and 80 senators (including Murphy) have disapproval ratings lower than Blumenthal.

Murphy is up for reelection in 2018. Blumenthal is not up for reelection again until 2022.