The governor’s approval rating in the latest Quinnipiac poll was just a footnote to a survey that makes major news in the Senate race, but it did offer a sliver of good news for Gov. Dannel P. Malloy: His approval rating rose from 37 percent to 44 percent.

Of course, the governor’s office is above commenting on such things.

“We don’t comment on polls, not even ones that show his approval rating climbing by seven points,” said his senior adviser, Roy Occhiogrosso.

The governor still is underwater, with a 47 percent disapproval and a 44 percent approval.

Mark is the Capitol Bureau Chief and a co-founder of CT Mirror. He is a frequent contributor to WNPR, a former state politics writer for The Hartford Courant and Journal Inquirer, and contributor for The New York Times.

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