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Patch's Poll: How's Malloy Doing?

The governor's apprival rating hits a high, but it's a tie with those who disapprove. What do you think?

A new Quinnipiac University poll shows Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's approval rating is at a high, and yet it is not all good news for the Democrat.

The poll released Wednesday shows that while 44 percent think the governor is doing a good job, it is almost even with those who disapprove of the job he is doing — 45 percent.

What do you think of the job the governor is doing? Take our poll and add your thoughts in the comments.

LiveForFreedom March 23, 2012 at 12:55 AM
C minus. Since I am neither a Democrat nor a Republican I see things in a different perspective. Budget is still not balanced according to Kevin Lembo due to the state paying out money to those individuals paying in no taxes but they receive money from the New Earned Income Credit. Jobs: other than the First Five initiative, there has been little progress here. Controversial 300 jobs for $300 million dollars? The other company withdraws because the CEO was intoxicated at a club? The governor should find a biotech company to complement the Pfizer site. Shared Sacrifice: did not happen. Most state workers kept their jobs, benefits and state pensions. Where were all those cuts? Projects: southeastern CT can't get Route 11 completed but the governor wants to spend $600 million dollars on the "Bridge to Nowhere" from New Britain to Hartford? Cutting government: most critics agree that not enough has been done to cut agencies, commissioners and state bureaucracy. Taxes: the taxpayers are paying higher state income taxes retroactive to January 1, higher sales taxes now at 6.35%, higher gas taxes, higher excise taxes on wine, beer and liquor, higher taxes on cigarettes. There is less state money going to the towns. Education: the governor has started a much needed campaign to reform teacher tenure and evaluation. Every 20 minutes I see TV commercials from the CEA Unions against the governor’s plan; this the same Union that endorsed him for election.
Teresa Schlotman Wilensky March 23, 2012 at 02:02 AM
I don't think he is doing a great job. He announced that Connecticut was "open for business" but he forgot to say BIG business only need apply. The First Five Program as an example. Just look at his proposed destruction of the small package store owners to see what he thinks of small business. Plus he raised taxes making Connecticut even less friendly to business and certainly less friendly to the citizens who would ideally work in those businesses or patronize them if they could afford to. He is willing to hold town hall meetings to explain his ideas but there is no evidence that he is willing to listen to those who disagree. His method is " my way or the highway". He has made me seriously reconsider my party affiliation. I have never felt less represented, not even when we had all of those years with Republican governors.
Bruce Farmer March 23, 2012 at 03:42 AM
Teresa is correct on ALL points.
Teg March 23, 2012 at 05:14 AM
He is terrible. More taxes more red tape Try running a small buiness within his regime. Was gonna hire new person in a 3 person firm that I'm invested in last year, but with the sales tax and all the paperwork/accountant expenses can no longer afford it. Plus I still haven't gotten past him insisting that cl&p was doing "a grwat job".
Lucy-Ann Bach March 24, 2012 at 12:23 AM
From my inside information--he did not actually WIN the election. [remember Bridgeport] Check all the analysis / CT is about the WORST in which to live. And Malloy et al just keep piling on, taxes, fees, regulations, hostility toward business, etc., etc. I am embarrassed to say I am from CT!

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