Malloy’s job approval drops to 42 percent in Yankee Institute poll

With a Quinnipiac University poll due out Wednesday, the conservative Yankee Institute released a survey today that found voters giving Gov. Dannel P. Malloy a job-approval rating of 42 percent.

The one-day poll of 500 voters by Pulse Opinion Research was conducted June 9, the day after the General Assembly session ended with a closing speech the by first-year Democratic governor. It has a MOE of plus or minus 4.5 percentage points.

Fifty-six percent of voters disapproved of Malloy’s performance.

Looking ahead to 2014, 31 percent of voters say they “definitely” would not vote for him, while 10 percent “definitely” would re-elect him. The leaners slightly favored him: 29 percent “probably” would re-elect him; 25 percent “probably” would not.

On the budget, 57 percent say it “spends too much and raises taxes too much,” while 39 percent describe it as “about as good as could be expected given a weak economy.”

A Yankee poll in February, four days after Malloy proposed a record tax increase, found Malloy with an approval rating that was 50 percent favorable and 36 percent unfavorable. The new poll represents a net swing of 28 points.