October 14, 2015 - Malloy Hits Rock Bottom In Connecticut, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Blumenthal Up 2-1 In 2016 Reelection Bid Quinnipiac University Polling Logo
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Connecticut voters disapprove 58 - 32 percent of the job Gov. Dannel Malloy is doing, his lowest approval rating ever and the lowest score for any governor in the nine states surveyed this year by the independent Quinnipiac University Poll. The governor gets 4-1 negative scores for the way he his handling taxes and the state budget.

Today's results are down from a negative 43 - 47 percent approval rating in a March 11 survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University.

Gov. Malloy gets a lackluster 58 - 33 percent approval from Democrats, while disapproval is 86 - 8 percent among Republicans and 61 - 29 percent among independent voters. Men disapprove 62 - 31 percent and women disapprove 55 - 33 percent.

The governor gets negative grades on three character ratings:
  • 43 - 49 percent that he has strong leadership qualities;
  • 40 - 49 percent that he is honest and trustworthy;
  • 37 - 55 percent that he cares about voters' needs and problems.
"Gov. Dannel Malloy's job approval rating has plummeted to 32 percent, close to the historic 24 percent low hit by disgraced former Gov. John Rowland in January 2004, and Gov. Malloy is not in the middle of a corruption scandal," said Quinnipiac University Poll Director Douglas Schwartz, PhD.

"Malloy is getting hammered on the critical pocketbook issues, taxes, the budget and the economy and jobs.

"Only 36 percent of voters are satisfied with the way things are going in the state, one of the lowest scores since Quinnipiac University started asking this question in 1997."

In an open-ended question, allowing for any answer, 33 percent of voters list the economy/jobs as the most important problem facing Connecticut today, while 28 percent list taxes and 11 percent list the state budget.

Connecticut voters give the governor negative grades for his handling of key issues:
  • 19 - 72 percent for handling the budget;
  • 19 - 76 percent for handling taxes;
  • 24 - 70 percent for handling the economy and jobs;
  • 41 - 43 percent for handling transportation;
  • 38 - 45 percent for handling crime.
A total of 75 percent of voters say Connecticut's economy is "not so good" or "poor," and only 10 percent say it is getting better. Another 41 percent say it is getting worse and 48 percent say it is the same.

Only 5 percent of voters say Malloy's economic policies have helped them personally, while 40 percent say these policies have hurt them and 52 percent say they have not made a difference. 2016 U.S. Senate Race

In an early look at Connecticut's 2016 U.S. Senate race, Democratic incumbent Sen. Richard Blumenthal has 2-1 leads over two possible Republican challengers:
  • 61 - 27 percent over economist Lawrence Kudlow;
  • 61 - 26 percent over businessman August Wolf.
Voters approve 62 - 31 percent of the job Blumenthal is doing and give him a 61 - 29 percent favorability rating. His Republican challengers are virtually unknown as 84 percent of voters don't know enough about Kudlow to form an opinion and 88 percent don't know enough about Wolf.

"Maybe Sen. Richard Blumenthal can lend Gov. Malloy some approval," Dr. Schwartz said. "With 13 months until he faces reelection, Blumenthal has a 2-1 approval rating and similar 2-1 leads over possible Republican challengers."

From October 7 - 11, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,735 registered voters with a margin of error of +/- 2.4 percentage points. Live interviewers call land lines and cell phones.

The Quinnipiac University Poll conducts public opinion surveys in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Florida, Ohio, Virginia, Iowa, Colorado and the nation as a public service and for research.

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36. If the election for United States Senator were being held today, and the candidates were Richard Blumenthal the Democrat and Larry Kudlow the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Blumenthal           61%    19%    93%    65%    56%    66%    60%    63%
Kudlow               27     68      3     22     35     21     30     26
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      3      3      1      3      2      3      2      3
DK/NA                 8     10      3     10      6     10      9      8
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-29  30-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Blumenthal           57%    66%    61%    60%    53%    64%    59%    73%
Kudlow               25     24     29     30     39     24     31     13
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      -      -      -      1      -      -      -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      8      1      3      2      2      2      2      5
DK/NA                 9      9      7      8      5     10      8      8
 
 
37. If the election for United States Senator were being held today, and the candidates were Richard Blumenthal the Democrat and August Wolf the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Blumenthal           61%    20%    94%    63%    54%    67%    61%    61%
Wolf                 26     66      3     21     34     20     27     26
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       -      -      -      -      1      -      -      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      3      3      1      4      4      3      2      4
DK/NA                 9     11      3     12      8     10     10      9
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-29  30-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Blumenthal           56%    63%    62%    60%    52%    64%    59%    71%
Wolf                 27     24     28     27     38     24     30     12
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      1      -      -      1      -      1      -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      8      3      2      2      2      2      2      9
DK/NA                 8      9      8     10      8     10      9      8
 
 
38. Is your opinion of Richard Blumenthal favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable            61%    27%    88%    63%    53%    68%    59%    62%
Unfavorable          29     65      4     26     37     22     31     28
Hvn't hrd enough      9      6      7     10      9      9      9      9
REFUSED               1      2      -      1      1      1      1      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-29  30-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Favorable            52%    65%    60%    62%    51%    67%    60%    68%
Unfavorable          25     25     34     31     41     26     33     13
Hvn't hrd enough     22      8      6      6      6      6      6     18
REFUSED               2      1      1      1      1      1      1      1
 
 
39. Is your opinion of Larry Kudlow favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable             9%    21%     2%     7%    14%     4%    13%     6%
Unfavorable           7      2     12      6      8      6      8      6
Hvn't hrd enough     84     76     86     86     78     90     79     87
REFUSED               -      -      -      -      -      1      -      -
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-29  30-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Favorable             8%     8%    10%    10%    15%     5%    10%     6%
Unfavorable           8      7      6      6      7      6      6      9
Hvn't hrd enough     83     85     83     84     78     89     84     85
REFUSED               1      -      -      -      -      -      -      1
 
 
40. Is your opinion of August Wolf favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable             6%    12%     2%     5%     9%     3%     5%     6%
Unfavorable           6      5      9      5      8      4      6      6
Hvn't hrd enough     88     83     89     90     83     92     89     87
REFUSED               -      -      -      -      -      1      -      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-29  30-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Favorable             9%     6%     6%     4%     9%     3%     6%     7%
Unfavorable          10      7      6      3      7      5      6      8
Hvn't hrd enough     80     87     88     92     84     92     88     85
REFUSED               1      -      -      -      -      -      -      1
 
 
41. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Dannel Malloy is handling his job as Governor?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              32%     8%    58%    29%    31%    33%    34%    31%
Disapprove           58     86     33     61     62     55     60     58
DK/NA                 9      6      9     10      7     12      7     11
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-29  30-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Approve              31%    33%    35%    28%    27%    31%    29%    44%
Disapprove           51     58     60     63     66     60     63     43
DK/NA                18      8      6      9      6     10      8     13
 
 
42. Do you approve or disapprove of the way the state legislature is handling its job?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              27%    13%    45%    23%    28%    26%    30%    26%
Disapprove           57     74     37     63     61     54     58     57
DK/NA                15     12     18     14     11     19     12     17
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-29  30-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Approve              41%    27%    25%    22%    25%    25%    25%    35%
Disapprove           40     56     64     62     64     55     59     49
DK/NA                18     17     11     16     11     20     16     15
 
 
43. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Chris Murphy is handling his job as United States Senator?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              52%    29%    74%    50%    49%    54%    56%    49%
Disapprove           29     53      8     30     38     22     29     30
DK/NA                19     17     17     20     13     24     15     21
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-29  30-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Approve              54%    50%    51%    53%    47%    54%    51%    57%
Disapprove           19     31     33     29     42     24     32     18
DK/NA                27     19     15     18     11     22     17     25
 
 
44. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Richard Blumenthal is handling his job as United States Senator?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              62%    27%    88%    66%    56%    67%    62%    62%
Disapprove           31     66      4     28     39     24     32     30
DK/NA                 8      7      8      6      5     10      6      9
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-29  30-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Approve              53%    65%    61%    63%    52%    66%    60%    72%
Disapprove           28     27     35     32     43     26     34     17
DK/NA                18      7      4      5      5      8      6     11
 
 
46. In general, how satisfied are you with the way things are going in Connecticut today; are you very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied, or very dissatisfied?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Very satisfied        4%     1%     8%     3%     4%     4%     4%     4%
Smwht satisfied      32     11     55     28     29     35     34     31
Smwht dissatisfied   31     32     27     36     30     32     30     32
Very dissatisfied    32     56     10     32     36     29     32     33
DK/NA                 -      -      -      1      -      1      -      -
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-29  30-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Very satisfied        7%     3%     4%     4%     3%     4%     4%     6%
Smwht satisfied      48     31     29     28     27     30     29     46
Smwht dissatisfied   28     35     27     33     29     33     31     31
Very dissatisfied    16     31     40     35     41     32     36     16
DK/NA                 1      -      -      -      -      1      -      -
 
 
47. What do you think is the most important problem facing Connecticut today?
                                   Tot
 
Economy Total                      33%
 Economy general                    9
 Unemployment/Jobs                 15
 Business leaving/Outsourcing       4
 Cost of living                     2
 Minimum wage too low               1
 Economy other                      1
 
Taxes Total                        28%
 Taxes general                     26
 Taxes other                        2
 
Budget Total                       11%
 Budget general                     5
 Gov too big/Gov spending           2
 Budget deficits                    2
 Budget priorities                  1
 Budget other                       1
 
Education Total                     4%
 Education general                  2
 Education other                    1
 
Mass Transit Total                  3%
 Poor conditions roads/highways     2
 Quality mass/public transportation 1
 
Politicians Total                   3%
 Governor/State leadership/Legsltr  2
 Political corruption               1
 
Healthcare/Costs/Ins/HMO's          2%
 
Gun control                         2%
 
Crime/Violence                      2%
 
Class inequality                    2%
 
Environment/Pollution               1%
 
Middle class/Working class ref      1%
 
Poverty/Homeless                    1%
 
Immigration                         1%
 
Other                               3%
 
DK/NA                               3%
 
 
48. Would you say that Richard Blumenthal - has strong leadership qualities or not?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  65%    40%    85%    68%    59%    70%    63%    67%
No                   26     52      6     25     35     19     30     24
DK/NA                 8      7      9      7      6     11      7      9
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-29  30-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes                  60%    70%    64%    65%    57%    71%    65%    70%
No                   23     24     30     26     37     22     29     15
DK/NA                16      6      6      8      5      7      6     15
 
 
49. Would you say that Richard Blumenthal - is honest and trustworthy or not?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  63%    40%    83%    64%    59%    66%    64%    62%
No                   26     49      7     25     33     19     25     26
DK/NA                12     11     10     12      8     15     10     13
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-29  30-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes                  37%    65%    67%    70%    58%    67%    63%    64%
No                   33     25     26     21     35     22     28     15
DK/NA                30     10      7      9      7     11      9     20
 
 
50. Would you say that Richard Blumenthal - cares about the needs and problems of people like you or not?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  61%    32%    86%    63%    56%    65%    63%    60%
No                   31     61      6     31     38     25     30     31
DK/NA                 8      7      8      6      7     10      7      9
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-29  30-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes                  48%    62%    65%    62%    54%    67%    61%    63%
No                   34     31     31     29     40     26     32     23
DK/NA                19      7      4      9      6      7      7     14
 
 
51. Would you say that Dannel Malloy - has strong leadership qualities or not?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  43%    21%    64%    41%    43%    44%    46%    41%
No                   49     72     27     54     52     46     49     49
DK/NA                 8      7     10      6      5     10      5     10
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-29  30-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes                  48%    45%    44%    36%    40%    41%    41%    53%
No                   38     48     52     55     55     53     54     31
DK/NA                14      7      4      9      4      6      5     16
 
 
52. Would you say that Dannel Malloy - is honest and trustworthy or not?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  40%    18%    64%    37%    39%    41%    42%    39%
No                   49     73     25     53     55     44     50     48
DK/NA                11     10     11     10      6     15      8     13
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-29  30-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes                  42%    35%    44%    40%    37%    39%    38%    49%
No                   44     54     50     45     57     49     53     34
DK/NA                14     11      6     15      6     12      9     17
 
 
53. Would you say that Dannel Malloy - cares about the needs and problems of people like you or not?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  37%    12%    64%    33%    37%    38%    39%    36%
No                   55     83     29     58     57     53     54     56
DK/NA                 8      5      7      9      6      9      6      9
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-29  30-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes                  49%    36%    38%    31%    35%    33%    34%    51%
No                   37     57     56     62     60     59     59     39
DK/NA                14      7      6      8      5      8      7     10
 
 
54. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Dannel Malloy is handling - the budget?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              19%     7%    34%    16%    22%    17%    21%    18%
Disapprove           72     87     58     75     72     72     73     71
DK/NA                 9      6      8      9      6     11      6     10
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-29  30-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Approve              21%    20%    20%    17%    21%    17%    19%    23%
Disapprove           65     73     73     74     75     74     75     63
DK/NA                14      8      7      9      5      9      7     14
 
 
55. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Dannel Malloy is handling - transportation?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              41%    28%    60%    36%    41%    41%    42%    40%
Disapprove           43     59     24     48     49     39     43     44
DK/NA                16     12     16     16     11     20     15     16
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-29  30-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Approve              52%    40%    40%    35%    39%    38%    39%    50%
Disapprove           33     44     45     47     50     42     46     35
DK/NA                14     16     14     18     11     20     16     15
 
 
56. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Dannel Malloy is handling - taxes?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              19%     5%    33%    16%    19%    18%    21%    17%
Disapprove           76     92     61     78     77     74     74     77
DK/NA                 6      3      6      6      4      7      5      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-29  30-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Approve              22%    19%    19%    14%    17%    18%    17%    24%
Disapprove           70     76     76     79     80     76     78     69
DK/NA                 8      4      4      8      3      7      5      8
 
 
57. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Dannel Malloy is handling - the economy and jobs?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              24%     6%    40%    23%    26%    23%    26%    23%
Disapprove           70     91     52     72     71     69     69     70
DK/NA                 6      3      7      5      4      8      5      7
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-29  30-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Approve              34%    23%    24%    21%    26%    22%    24%    26%
Disapprove           56     73     71     72     71     71     71     66
DK/NA                10      5      5      7      3      7      5      8
 
 
58. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Dannel Malloy is handling - crime?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              38%    20%    58%    36%    41%    36%    44%    35%
Disapprove           45     65     27     46     45     45     38     49
DK/NA                17     15     15     17     13     20     18     16
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-29  30-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Approve              38%    39%    40%    34%    43%    36%    39%    37%
Disapprove           43     48     45     44     44     45     44     48
DK/NA                19     13     15     22     14     19     17     16
 
 
59. Would you describe the state of Connecticut's economy these days as excellent, good, not so good, or poor?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Excellent             -      -      2%     -      1%     -      1%     -
Good                 24      9     39     21     25     22     25     23
Not so good          44     47     47     44     40     48     45     44
Poor                 31     43     11     34     33     28     29     32
DK/NA                 1      1      1      1      1      1      1      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-29  30-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Excellent             2%     -      -      -      1%     -      1%     -
Good                 43     21     20     20     23     20     22     31
Not so good          32     47     43     50     40     48     45     44
Poor                 21     31     36     29     35     30     33     23
DK/NA                 2      1      -      1      -      1      1      2
 
 
60. Do you think Connecticut's economy is getting better, getting worse, or staying about the same?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Better               10%     2%    18%    10%    12%     9%    10%    11%
Worse                41     59     25     41     40     42     38     43
The same             48     39     56     47     48     48     52     46
DK/NA                 1      -      1      1      -      1      -      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-29  30-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Better               17%    10%    10%     7%    11%     8%     9%    14%
Worse                31     40     44     43     41     43     42     35
The same             50     50     45     48     47     48     48     50
DK/NA                 2      -      -      2      1      1      1      1
 
 
61. Would you say that you are better off or worse off financially than you were a year ago?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Better off           31%    17%    43%    29%    37%    25%    34%    28%
Worse off            44     56     29     48     42     46     42     46
SAME(VOL)            24     25     26     22     20     27     23     24
DK/NA                 1      2      2      -      1      1      -      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-29  30-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Better off           52%    39%    24%    15%    35%    23%    28%    40%
Worse off            33     40     50     51     44     48     46     39
SAME(VOL)            14     20     25     32     20     29     25     18
DK/NA                 1      1      1      2      1      -      1      3
 
 
62. Would you describe Connecticut's business climate as excellent, good, not so good, or poor?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Excellent             2%     -      3%     2%     1%     2%     2%     2%
Good                 24     13     38     22     25     24     24     25
Not so good          44     38     44     47     39     48     40     46
Poor                 28     48     11     27     34     23     32     25
DK/NA                 2      1      4      1      2      3      3      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-29  30-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Excellent             7%     -      2%     -      1%     2%     2%     2%
Good                 43     24     20     20     23     22     22     35
Not so good          33     48     42     46     37     48     43     46
Poor                 16     26     34     30     37     25     31     16
DK/NA                 1      2      2      4      2      3      2      1
 
 
63. Do you think Connecticut's business climate is getting better, getting worse, or staying about the same?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Better                8%     1%    13%     8%     8%     7%     8%     7%
Worse                45     64     29     46     45     45     47     44
The same             45     34     54     45     45     45     42     47
DK/NA                 2      1      4      1      1      3      3      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-29  30-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Better               12%    10%     5%     5%     7%     7%     7%    11%
Worse                36     45     51     45     49     49     49     30
The same             51     43     43     47     43     41     42     56
DK/NA                 2      2      2      3      1      3      2      2
 
 
64. Do you think Dannel Malloy's economic policies have helped - the state's economy, hurt the state's economy, or haven't made a difference?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Helped               11%     2%    22%     9%    13%    10%    12%    11%
Hurt                 44     68     23     45     47     41     48     41
No difference        38     26     47     39     37     40     35     41
DK/NA                 7      4      8      7      3     10      5      8
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-29  30-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Helped               12%    11%    13%    10%    12%     9%    10%    16%
Hurt                 30     46     46     46     51     46     48     25
No difference        50     35     37     37     34     37     35     50
DK/NA                 8      8      4      7      3      9      6      9
 
 
65. Do you think Dannel Malloy's economic policies have helped - your personal financial situation, hurt your personal financial situation, or haven't made a difference?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Helped                5%     1%     9%     4%     5%     4%     5%     5%
Hurt                 40     62     24     39     43     38     42     39
No difference        52     37     63     55     49     54     51     53
DK/NA                 3      1      4      2      3      4      1      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-29  30-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Helped                8%     5%     4%     3%     4%     4%     4%     7%
Hurt                 30     40     45     41     45     40     42     32
No difference        57     51     48     54     48     53     51     57
DK/NA                 5      4      2      2      2      3      2      4
 
 
66. Do you think Dannel Malloy's economic policies have helped - the state's business climate, hurt the state's business climate, or haven't made a difference?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Helped                8%     1%    17%     6%     9%     7%     9%     8%
Hurt                 52     75     32     55     56     49     58     49
No difference        33     19     42     33     31     34     28     37
DK/NA                 6      4      9      6      4      9      6      7
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-29  30-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Helped                9%     7%     9%     9%     9%     8%     8%     9%
Hurt                 31     59     55     55     59     55     57     35
No difference        52     28     32     30     29     28     29     49
DK/NA                 8      6      5      7      3      9      6      7
 
 
67. How concerned are you that General Electric might move its headquarters out of Connecticut - very concerned, somewhat concerned, not so concerned, or not concerned at all?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Very concerned       50%    65%    39%    50%    50%    50%    51%    50%
Somewhat concerned   32     22     38     35     31     33     31     33
Not so concerned      8      4     13      7      9      8     11      7
Not concerned at all  8      7      8      7      9      7      7      8
DK/NA                 2      2      2      1      1      2      -      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-29  30-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Very concerned       24%    53%    55%    56%    52%    53%    52%    43%
Somewhat concerned   42     33     28     30     31     33     32     33
Not so concerned     15      9      7      6      8      8      8      9
Not concerned at all 17      3      9      6      9      4      6     12
DK/NA                 1      2      2      1      1      2      1      3
 
 
68. If General Electric moved its headquarters out of Connecticut, how much blame would you give Connecticut's business climate for their leaving - a lot, some, not much, or not at all?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
A lot                53%    74%    37%    57%    55%    52%    54%    53%
Some                 27     16     37     26     25     30     25     29
Not much              9      4     15      8     10      8     10      9
Not at all            7      3      9      8      8      6      8      7
DK/NA                 3      3      4      2      2      4      3      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-29  30-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
A lot                31%    57%    58%    58%    57%    56%    56%    41%
Some                 37     24     26     25     23     27     25     35
Not much             18      9      7      7     11      8      9     10
Not at all           11      6      8      6      8      5      6     11
DK/NA                 2      4      1      4      2      3      3      4
 
 
72. Does Senator Blumenthal's support of the nuclear deal with Iran make you more likely to vote for Blumenthal, less likely to vote for Blumenthal, or doesn't it make a difference?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
More likely          14%     2%    33%     8%    14%    13%    17%    11%
Less likely          37     71      7     38     40     35     34     39
No difference        45     23     54     50     44     45     47     43
DK/NA                 4      5      6      3      2      7      2      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-29  30-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
More likely          16%    12%    12%    16%    14%    14%    14%    13%
Less likely          31     38     37     41     42     38     40     26
No difference        47     46     47     39     42     42     42     54
DK/NA                 6      5      3      4      2      6      4      6
 
 
73. Senator Blumenthal would like to speed up the process of getting Syrian refugees into the United States. Do you think that is a good idea or a bad idea?
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Good idea            36%    15%    59%    33%    34%    39%    43%    32%
Bad idea             57     80     32     61     61     54     50     62
DK/NA                 7      4      9      6      5      7      7      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....
                     18-29  30-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Good idea            51%    33%    34%    33%    33%    40%    37%    37%
Bad idea             44     58     60     61     63     55     59     51
DK/NA                 5      9      5      6      4      6      5     12
 

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