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POLL: Malloy Stands Alone as Least Popular Gov in Nation

April 12, 2018 By Staff
POLL: Malloy Stands Alone as Least Popular Gov in Nation

The outgoing governor has a higher disapproval rating than any other governor in the nation ... by a long shot.

With the recent departures of Govs. Chris Christie (R-N.J.) and Sam Brownback (R-Ks.), Gov. Dan Malloy (D-Conn.) stands alone as the least popular governor in the nation, according to a new poll from Morning Consult.

The online publication released its April 2018 governor rankings on Thursday. Malloy has the disapproval of nearly three-quarters (72 percent) of Connecticut residents, and the approval of only one in five (21 percent). The next least-popular governor, Mary Fallin (R-Okla.), has a disapproval rating (63 percent) of nine points less.

Of the nation’s 50 governors, Malloy has the highest disapproval rating and the lowest approval rating. He also has the second-lowest proportion of voters who “don’t know” or have “no opinion” of him (seven percent), meaning Connecticut voters by and large know how they feel about the governor.

The low, low approval ratings bode poorly for the Democratic contenders seeking to replace Malloy in the fall. Watch closely this summer, for some of these contenders on the left may try to run away from Malloy’s record and his reputation.