Malloy holds steady among least popular governors - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Malloy holds steady among least popular governors

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Gov. Dannel Malloy. (WFSB file) Gov. Dannel Malloy. (WFSB file)

Connecticut's governor has maintained his ranking as one of the least popular governors in the country, according to a newly-updated poll.

Gov. Dannel Malloy was 2nd on the list from the media and technology company Morning Consult. Only Republican Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback was ahead of him. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was 3rd.

Malloy's disapproval rating was 70 percent. That's higher than the 64 percent it was earlier in the year.

His approval rating was 26 percent, lower than the 29 percent earlier in the year.

In it's earlier report, which was published in May, Morning Consult said Connecticut experienced job losses to neighboring Massachusetts and indicated that it was one of the reasons for the shrinking approval rating.

It called Malloy the least-popular Democratic governor.

Morning Consult said more than 71,900 voters evaluated the performance of their governors to form the poll.

They were asked whether they strongly approved, somewhat approved, somewhat disapproved, strongly disapproved or had no opinion of their political leaders.

A statement from Malloy's spokesperson said "We have tried to be consistent in not saying much about polls because...what's there to say? Polls come and go, numbers go up and down. The Governor always does what he thinks is best for the state and the right thing to do."

More information on the poll, including its methodology, can be found here.

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