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POLL: Malloy at 71-Percent Disapproval, But No Longer Most Unpopular Gov

July 26, 2018 By Staff
POLL: Malloy at 71-Percent Disapproval, But No Longer Most Unpopular Gov

The governor has been displaced as the least popular governor in the nation, but he's still underwater 50 points.

More than 70 percent of Connecticut voters disapprove of the job Gov. Dan Malloy (D-Conn.) is doing, as he reaches an end to his time in office. Malloy is no longer the least popular governor in the nation, though, a title he held after the first quarter of 2018.

Malloy has been displaced by Gov. Mary Fallin (R-OK), who is besieged in her state of Oklahoma by a number of controversies.

Morning Consult reported, of their quarterly poll:

[Fallin’s] declining fortunes with Sooner State voters came amid a high-profile teachers’ strike, which began on April 2 and made national headlines before ending nine days later. Her struggles were enough to lift Democrat Dan Malloy of Connecticut out of the bottom spot — although, at 71 percent disapproval, he remains the second-least popular governor by 11 points.

Malloy remains in rough territory, though. His net approval rating is -50 points, with only one in five (21 percent of) Connecticut voters approving of his performance as governor.