Women cooler than men to our alpha-male governor

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s public personna is confident, if not aggressive. And that seems to be playing better with men than women.

The Quinnipiac poll out today — our full story is available here — has an anomaly: Men are evenly divided on the governor, whose approval rating crept higher again, but women are negative.

Women generally are more generous than men when it comes to supporting Democrats, but they disapprove of the governor, 45 to 41 percent.

In polling terms, Malloy is under water by four points among women. In the previous Quinnipiac poll taken in September, Malloy’s approval rating was under water by seven points among men and six points among women.