Ratings for Obama, Rell drop in Quinnipiac

President Barack Obama gets his lowest approval rating in Connecticut in a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

The performance of the Democratic president, who carried Connecticut in 2008, is approved by 50 percent of voters and disapproved by 44 percent. A month ago, the split was 53 percent to 42 percent.

Gov. M. Jodi Rell is approved by 60 percent and disapproved by 32 percent, a slight dip from her 62-percent approval a month ago.

While still a strong approval rating, it approaches her low of 59 percent, a mark she hit in March. The Republican governor is not seeking re-election.

Both Obama and Rell fared better than the state’s two U.S. Senators.

Voters disapprove, 50 percent to 40 percent, of the job Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman is doing. The numbers for Sen. Christopher J Dodd, who is not seeking re-election this fall, are worse, 54 percent disapprove and 38 percent approve.

Lieberman, who won as an independent after losing a Democratic primary in 2006, next faces re-election in 2012.