Barack Obama doesn't need to worry about losing Connecticut this fall, but it definitely continues to be one of the states where he's fallen the furthest. Our new poll there finds him leading Mitt Romney 54-41. That's up from him having only an 8 point advantage when we polled the state in July, but it's down a good deal from his 23 point margin of victory there in 2008.
Obama's actually losing independents 50-43 to Romney. But there are far more Democrats in the state than Republicans, and Obama's winning 20% of the Republican vote on top of that, more than we've found for him in just about any state.
Obama's approval rating in Connecticut is over 50%, at 52/44. Meanwhile voters there aren't particularly warm to Romney with 41% rating him favorably while 53% hold a negative opinion. Obama has the edge over Romney both on who voters trust more about the economy (51-43) and foreign policy (54-40). Obama won't match the size of his victory last time in the state but he's still pretty safe.
-Dan Malloy continues to be one of the most unpopular Governors in the country with only 32% of voters approving of him to 51% who disapprove. Even among Democrats he has just a 49/34 approval rating. The 2014 race for Governor could be very competitive- right now Malloy trails a generic Republican opponent by a 42-38 margin.
-Richard Blumenthal continues as ever to be Connecticut's most popular politician with 53% of voters approving of him to 31% who disapprove. Those numbers are up from a 49/36 spread when we polled the state in July.
-Joe Lieberman's broken even on his approval numbers with 40% of voters approving of him and 40% disapproving as he prepares to leave office. Republicans (53/27) like him, while Democrats (31/46) don't. He's still not real popular but he's come a long way from last March when we found him at 29/58.
Full results here