« Arizona, Missouri, North Carolina, and Ohio Question Suggestions | Main | Obama dominates in Connecticut »

September 27, 2012


Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Matt D

Other polls show Obama up with independents in CT. One poll even showed him up 21. I wish I could compare this to 2008 polling...but PPP did no polling of CT in 2008.


Can anyone explain why Connecticut's governor is so unpopular?


Ct voters have a hangover from a prolonged and ugly fight w/state employees over healthcare and pensions.The bottom line is no one would have fared better under a Rep. governor and I can most assure you if the Rep. were to put up their same cand. as last time he would lose. Remember we had a rep gov for many yrs who went to jail but had given st employ a 10 yr very gen contract and the current gov reopened neg.


Now the facts about the governor in Ct., outside of the view from the state union. The deficit is growing, money has been wasted on programs no-one wants and taxes have skyrocketed. The state is in fiscal heart failure and Malloy is giving it an enema.
On another front, why can't PPP do the same thing I did to find out what the actual voter registration really looks like? Oh, that's right they have to stoke the ego of the Democrats.


Yeah it was the unions - and a republican would now be just as unpopular - not the MASSIVE tax increases and insane spending anyway despite financial tightness everywhere. Oh and not forcing a totally partisan vote to let over 7000 convicts out EARLY he forced the Party to 'support' him on...We LOVE that !

Peter Mizla

I voted for Malloy- however he has turned out to be another conservative Democrat. He gutted the Sustinet health care bill that would offered some relief to the 370,000 people in the state with no health care access. He has proven to be a good puppet of the Health Insurance CEO's and the Hedge Fund Bankers in Fairfield county. He has done little to engage the state in green technologies- where nearby Massachusetts has created thousands of jobs. Malloy basically had hoped for the continued trickle down theories of the last 32 years to prop up the states economy (which has lead to the state having the second highest wealth disparity in the nation) I switched my party affiliation to the Green Party.

jeff Wright

The CT Governor is unpopular because he spends money like a drunken sailor at a union convention. The State is the highest taxed in the country, jobless rate is the highest and corporations are fleeing in record numbers. The only corporation that are staying are the ones being bought off with tax subsidies . Please see Jackson Pharmaceuticals and Bridgewater Capital.

Bottom line.......Governor Malloy is spending far more than the State is taking in revenue. Declining revenue I might add.

The Truth

Well, Mr Malloy is so unpopular because he killed us with his tax increases, he is controlled by the state employee unions who got such a sweet deal from him while the rest of us are struggling to keep our heads above the water,he INSULTED us by telling us he had a balanced budget partly balanced by union suggestion boxes ( how absurd and ridiculous ), his boy Roy pounces in an ugly manner anyone who dares to question anything the Gov says or does ,and finally, for now, it is SO obvious that Mr. Malloy is only using his governorship as a stepping stone for a position in Washington where he can worship Mr. Obama close up. These are just starters to answer your question why is Governor Malloy so unpopular.


I'm sorry but just because you polled and it shows that it's 'tighter' doesn't mean that Obama wont win that state by the same margins as last time. There is something called margin of error and btw accuracy of polling isn't as scientific as you claim it is.

Obama will crush Mitt in this state, no matter what you guys try to say.

Obama 2012

I think as more Democratic leaning Indies are now proudly calling themselves Democrats instead of Independents we are seeing two things happening:

(1) More self ID'd Dems in polls.

(2) The remaining independents will be more Republican leaning because of this shift (especially if even more Republicans are calling themselves "Independent" these days) ... so we (Obama supporters) shouldn't be too worried about Romney doing well with this group.

All that really matters is the topline #!

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been saved. Comments are moderated and will not appear until approved by the author. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.


Post a comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until the author has approved them.

Your Information

(Name is required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)

PPP POLLS BY YEAR: 2006-2017

We came to PPP after a public poll in the San Jose Mayoral race showed our opponent ahead by 8 points. They found our candidate (Sam Liccardo) ahead by 3 points and that allowed us to be able to push back with the press against the perception that our opponent was now a strong favorite in the race. Sam ended up winning by 2 points and is now the next Mayor of San Jose. PPP worked very fast and had a very accurate read on the electorate when we needed them
–Eric Jaye, Storefront Political Media.

For more information on hiring PPP for your polling needs click here

Among the Best Pollsters, Year after Year.

2014 :
Rated Most Accurate Pollster in Governor’s Races Nationally

2012 :
Correctly predicted the winner of every state in the Presidential race, and the winner of every major Senate race

2010 :
First pollster to predict Scott Brown’s upset win over Martha Coakley in the Massachusetts Senate race, only pollster to predict Christine O’Donnell’s upset victory over Mike Castle in the Delaware Republican Senate primary.

2008 :
Ranked by the Wall Street Journal as the 2nd most accurate swing state pollster in the Presidential election.

WSJ Graphic


Public Policy Polling
2912 Highwoods Blvd., Suite 201
Raleigh, NC 27604
Phone: 888.621.6988

Questions or Comments?
Email Us




Dean Debnam Dean Debnam
Public Policy Polling CEO

PPP is best known for putting out highly accurate polling on key political races across the country, but we also do affordable private research for candidates and organizations.  Why pay tens of thousands of dollars for a survey when one of the most reliable companies in the nation can do it for less?"

Learn more about working
with PPP for your next project >


Facebook Facebook
Twitter Twitter
RSS Feed RSS Reader