March 9, 2011 - No Honeymoon For Connecticut's New Governor, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Voters Say Budget Plan Taxes Too Much, Unfair To Them

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Connecticut's new governor, Dannel Malloy, gets no honeymoon as voters disapprove 40 - 35 percent of the job he is doing, with 25 percent undecided, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

Voters are optimistic, 55 - 39 percent, about the next four years under Gov. Malloy, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll finds. And they say 89 - 7 percent that Malloy's town hall meetings to discuss the budget and the economy are a good idea.

But they disapprove 51 - 32 percent of the way he is handling the budget and turn thumbs down on his budget plan:
  • 66 percent say the plan increases taxes too much, as 3 percent say too little and 19 percent say the tax level is about right;
  • 39 percent say it cuts spending too little, with 17 percent saying too much and 29 percent say about right;
  • 16 percent say it increases taxes on the wealthy too much, as 48 percent say too little and 24 percent say about right;
  • 68 percent say it raises taxes on the middle class too much, with 1 percent saying too little and 21 percent saying about right.
Malloy's budget proposals are unfair to "people like you," voters say 56 - 31 percent. Democrats say "unfair" 45 - 41 percent and Republicans agree 65 - 25 percent and independent voters agree 59 - 28 percent.

"Connecticut voters are in a grumpy mood. Nearly 70 percent are dissatisfied with the way things are going in the state and no elected official in this survey has an approval rating above 50 percent," said Quinnipiac University Poll Director Douglas Schwartz, PhD.

"But it's early. Dannel Malloy has been governor for only two months. The first impression of him is decidedly mixed with many voters taking a wait and see attitude."

"What explains Malloy's low approval rating? Only 32 percent approve of his handling of the budget, while 51 percent disapprove," Dr. Schwartz added. "Specifically, they think he is raising taxes too much. While voters think he is raising taxes too much on the middle class, they think he could raise taxes on the wealthy more.

"Most damaging is that by a big margin, voters say Malloy is unfair to them."

By a narrow 50 - 46 percent margin, voters say a tax hike is necessary to balance the budget. But voters say 54 - 18 percent that a tax hike will hurt the state economy and 69 percent say a tax hike would be a "very serious" or "somewhat serious" problem for their families.

If public employee unions do not make concessions, Malloy should layoff state workers, voters say 50 - 44 percent. Voters in union households disagree 58 - 37 percent. Voters also support 68 - 27 percent a wage freeze for state workers and support 53 - 35 percent furloughs for state workers.

Connecticut voters support 72 - 26 percent increasing cigarette taxes and 68 - 30 percent increasing taxes on alcoholic beverages, but they reject other possible tax hikes:
  • 69 - 29 percent against hiking income taxes on anyone making more than $50,000 a year;
  • 52 - 47 percent against increasing the state sales tax from 6 percent to 6.35 percent;
  • 59 - 40 percent against expanding the sales tax to haircuts, car washes and other services;
  • 70 - 29 percent against charging sales tax on clothing and footwear under $50;
  • 74 - 20 percent against eliminating the $500 property tax credit on the state income tax;
  • 82 - 17 percent against increasing the gas tax 3 cents per gallon. "Voters overwhelmingly disapprove of Malloy's proposed increases in the income tax and gas tax. They oppose eliminating the property tax credit and ending the sales tax exemption for clothes under $50," Schwartz said. "They do agree, however, with proposed increases in 'sin taxes' on alcohol and cigarettes, and with wage freezes and furloughs for state employees and - if necessary - layoffs."
Connecticut voters give President Barack Obama a split 49 - 47 percent approval rating, down from 50 - 44 percent July 16, 2010.

Voters disapprove 45 - 38 percent of the job U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman is doing. In his first approval rating as a U.S. Senator, Richard Blumenthal scores a 49 - 25 percent approval.

From March 1 - 7, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,693 registered voters with a margin of error of +/- 2.4 percentage points. Live interviewers call landlines and cell phones.

The Quinnipiac University Poll conducts public opinion surveys in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Florida, Ohio and the nation as a public service and for research. For more data or RSS feed- http://www.quinnipiac.edu/polling.xml, call (203) 582-5201, or follow us on Twitter.
1. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Dannel Malloy is handling his job as Governor?
                                                               Union
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    HsHlds
 
Approve              35%    21%    51%    34%    35%    35%    36%
Disapprove           40     56     24     43     43     38     40
DK/NA                25     24     25     23     22     27     24
 
 
2. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Joe Lieberman is handling his job as United States Senator?
                                                               Union
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    HsHlds
 
Approve              38%    54%    32%    36%    38%    39%    39%
Disapprove           45     33     50     49     50     41     50
DK/NA                17     13     17     15     12     21     11
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Joe Lieberman is handling his job as United States Senator? (*Low also 38% Dec 2008)
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Mar 09  Jul 16  Jun 10  Mar 17  Jan 14  Sep 21  Mar 09
                     2011    2010    2010    2010    2010    2000    2011*
 
Approve              38      40      41      39      39      80      38
Disapprove           45      50      50      54      54      14      45
DK/NA                17       9       9       7       6       6      17
 
 
3. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Richard Blumenthal is handling his job as United States Senator?
                                                               Union
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    HsHlds
 
Approve              49%    31%    64%    49%    42%    55%    55%
Disapprove           25     45     10     26     34     18     18
DK/NA                26     25     26     24     24     27     27
 
 
4. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as President?
                                                               Union
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    HsHlds
 
Approve              49%    15%    80%    44%    44%    53%    54%
Disapprove           47     82     18     51     52     43     40
DK/NA                 4      4      2      5      4      4      6
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as President? (*High also 71% Apr 2009)
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Mar 09  Jul 16  Jun 10  Mar 17  Jan 14  May 27  Mar 09
                     2011    2010    2010    2010    2010    2009*   2011
 
Approve              49      50      53      54      55      71      49
Disapprove           47      44      42      42      41      22      47
DK/NA                 4       6       5       4       4       7       4
 
 
5. 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?
                                                               Union
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    HsHlds
 
Very satisfied        2%     1%     3%     2%     2%     2%     2%
Smwht satisfied      29     20     44     25     27     30     31
Smwht dissatisfied   35     31     35     37     35     35     35
Very dissatisfied    33     47     18     36     36     32     31
DK/NA                 1      -      1      -      1      1      1
 
TREND: 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?
                                                             VERY+SMWHT SAT
                                                             High    Low
                     Mar 09  Jul 15  Jun 10  Mar 18  Nov 10  Oct 21  Mar 09
                     2011    2010    2010    2010    2009    1998    2011
 
Very satisfied        2       3       2       1       2      21       2
Smwht satisfied      29      38      42      39      41      62      29
Smwht dissatisfied   35      37      36      38      39      14      35
Very dissatisfied    33      22      19      20      17       3      33
DK/NA                 1       1       1       1       1       -       1
 
 
6. What do you think is the most important problem facing Connecticut today?
                            Tot
 
Economy Total               43%
 Economy general             7
 Unemployment/Jobs          32
 Cost of living              2
 Business leaving/
  Outsourcing                2
 
Taxes Total                 20%
 Taxes general              15
 Property tax                2
 Gas tax                     1
 Income Tax                  1
 Taxes other                 1
 
Budget Total                19%
 Budget general              6
 Budget cuts/Cuts in srvcs   1
 Budget deficits             7
 Gov too big/Gov spending    2
 Budget priorities           1
 State workers/Union
  contracts too costly       1
 Budget other                1
 
Education Total              4%
 Education general           1
 Funding education           2
 Education other             1
 
Crime Total                  2%
 Crime/Violence general      1
 Crime other                 1
 
Gas prices                   1
Welfare                      1
Class inequality             1
Healthcare/Costs/Ins/HMO's   1
Poor conditions
roads/highways               1
Politicians/
 Campaigns general           1
 
Other                        1
 
 
7. Are you generally optimistic or pessimistic about the next four years with Dannel Malloy as Governor?
                                                               Union
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    HsHlds
 
Optimistic           55%    35%    74%    53%    55%    55%    60%
Pessimistic          39     58     23     39     40     38     37
DK/NA                 6      7      3      8      5      7      4
 
 
8. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Dannel Malloy is handling the budget?
                                                               Union
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    HsHlds
 
Approve              32%    17%    46%    31%    33%    31%    32%
Disapprove           51     69     39     52     52     51     49
DK/NA                16     14     15     16     15     18     19
 
 
9. Governor Malloy is holding a series of town hall style meetings across the state to discuss the state's economic and budgetary issues with the state's residents face to face - How much have you heard or read about these town hall style meetings? A lot, some, not much, or nothing at all?
                                                               Union
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    HsHlds
 
A lot                17%    13%    20%    17%    18%    15%    21%
Some                 35     36     29     37     36     33     35
Not much             23     23     24     23     23     24     19
Nothing at all       25     28     27     22     23     27     24
DK/NA                 -      -      -      -      -      -      -
 
 
10. Do you think these meetings are a good idea or a bad idea?
                                                               Union
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    HsHlds
 
Good idea            89%    87%    92%    88%    89%    89%    94%
Bad idea              7      8      5      8      8      7      4
DK/NA                 4      5      2      4      3      4      2
 
 
11. How serious do you think Connecticut's budget problems are; very serious, somewhat serious, not too serious, or not at all serious?
                                                               Union
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    HsHlds
 
Very serious         77%    82%    73%    76%    77%    76%    78%
Smwht serious        22     18     24     23     21     22     20
Not too serious       1      -      3      -      1      1      1
Not at all serious    -      -      -      -      -      -      -
DK/NA                 -      -      -      -      -      -      1
 
TREND: How serious do you think Connecticut's budget problems are - very serious, somewhat serious, not too serious, or not at all serious?
                     Mar 09  Mar 10  Feb 10  Mar 13
                     2011    2009    2009    2003
 
Very serious         77      61      58      60
Smwht serious        22      34      36      35
Not too serious       1       3       3       4
Not at all serious    -       -       -       -
DK/NA                 -       2       2       1
 
 
12. How much have you heard or read about Governor Malloy's plan to balance the state's budget; a lot, some, not much, or nothing at all?
                                                               Union
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    HsHlds
 
A lot                39%    39%    41%    37%    42%    36%    40%
Some                 44     48     40     45     42     45     47
Not much             13     11     12     13     13     13      9
Nothing at all        4      2      6      4      3      5      4
DK/NA                 -      1      -      -      1      -      -
 
 
13. Do you think Governor Malloy's plan to balance the state's budget - increases taxes too much, too little, or by about the right amount?
                                                               Union
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    HsHlds
 
Too much             66%    83%    50%    68%    67%    64%    62%
Too little            3      1      5      3      3      4      3
About right          19     10     29     17     21     17     20
DK/NA                12      6     17     12      9     15     15
 
                     AGE.....................    ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    <30K  30-50 50-100 >100K
 
Too much             60%    71%    67%    63%    58%    71%    69%    61%
Too little            2      4      2      4      4      2      3      4
About right          22     16     22     17     16     16     20     24
DK/NA                16      9      9     15     22     11      8     11
 
 
14. Do you think Governor Malloy's plan to balance the state's budget - cuts spending too much, too little, or by the right amount?
                                                               Union
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    HsHlds
 
Too much             17%    16%    21%    15%    15%    19%    20%
Too little           39     55     18     45     47     32     33
About right          29     20     42     24     28     29     31
DK/NA                15      9     19     15     10     19     16
 
                     AGE.....................    ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    <30K  30-50 50-100 >100K
 
Too much             18%    21%    16%    16%    26%    17%    17%    13%
Too little           31     41     46     35     19     36     45     46
About right          32     26     26     32     29     31     28     29
DK/NA                19     12     12     17     27     15     10     12
 
 
15. Do you think Governor Malloy's plan to balance the state's budget - increases taxes on the wealthy too much, too little, or by about the right amount?
                                                               Union
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    HsHlds
 
Too much             16%    34%     5%    16%    20%    13%     9%
Too little           48     29     61     48     46     49     59
About right          24     25     22     25     27     22     21
DK/NA                12     12     12     11      8     16     11
 
                     AGE.....................    ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    <30K  30-50 50-100 >100K
 
Too much             16%    16%    16%    16%    12%    11%    13%    23%
Too little           44     51     53     40     46     56     53     39
About right          24     22     20     31     23     21     26     27
DK/NA                16     11     11     12     18     13      8     11
 
 
16. Do you think Governor Malloy's plan to balance the state's budget - increases taxes on the middle class too much, too little, or by about the right amount?
                                                               Union
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    HsHlds
 
Too much             68%    76%    58%    73%    68%    69%    72%
Too little            1      -      2      1      1      1      -
About right          21     19     27     17     24     18     17
DK/NA                10      5     13      9      7     12     10
 
                     AGE.....................    ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    <30K  30-50 50-100 >100K
 
Too much             58%    73%    71%    69%    62%    77%    72%    61%
Too little            1      2      1      1      3      -      1      1
About right          26     17     20     22     19     15     22     28
DK/NA                15      8      8      9     16      8      6     10
 
 
17. Do you think Governor Malloy's plan to balance the state's budget - asks state employees to make wage and benefit concessions that are too much, too little, or about the right amount?
                                                               Union
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    HsHlds
 
Too much             25%    21%    35%    20%    22%    27%    39%
Too little           25     35     13     28     31     20     14
About right          36     35     36     37     37     36     29
DK/NA                14      9     16     14     10     17     18
 
 
18. Do you think the public employee unions will agree to Governor Malloy's proposed state employee concessions or not?
                                                               Union
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    HsHlds
 
Yes                  19%    14%    25%    18%    20%    18%    24%
No                   66     78     56     68     67     66     58
DK/NA                14      9     20     14     12     16     18
 
 
19. If the public employee unions do not agree to Governor Malloy's proposed state employee concessions, do you think Governor Malloy should layoff state workers or not?
                                                               Union
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    HsHlds
 
Yes                  50%    64%    33%    57%    60%    42%    37%
No                   44     32     60     39     36     51     58
DK/NA                 5      4      7      4      4      7      5
 
 
20. Do you think Governor Malloy's proposals to balance the state budget next year are fair or unfair to people like you?
                                                               Union
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    HsHlds
 
Fair                 31%    25%    41%    28%    34%    28%    27%
Unfair               56     65     45     59     55     57     57
DK/NA                13     10     14     13     11     15     16
 
                     AGE.....................    ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    <30K  30-50 50-100 >100K
 
Fair                 37%    27%    30%    33%    26%    23%    30%    45%
Unfair               50     62     57     53     54     63     61     45
DK/NA                14     11     12     14     20     14      9     10
 
 
21. Do you think an increase in taxes is necessary to balance the budget or not?
                                                               Union
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    HsHlds
 
Yes                  50%    40%    63%    49%    50%    50%    54%
No                   46     59     32     46     46     45     39
DK/NA                 4      1      5      5      4      4      7
 
                     AGE.....................    ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    <30K  30-50 50-100 >100K
 
Yes                  52%    49%    51%    50%    43%    50%    51%    55%
No                   44     47     47     42     48     47     45     42
DK/NA                 4      4      2      8      9      2      4      3
 
TREND: Do you think an increase in taxes is necessary to balance the budget or not?
                     Mar 09  Jul 22  Mar 10
                     2011    2009    2009
 
Yes                  50      48      32
No                   46      45      63
DK/NA                 4       7       5
 
 
22. Do you think that Governor Malloy's tax hikes will help Connecticut's economy, hurt Connecticut's economy, or not make a difference?
                                                               Union
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    HsHlds
 
Help                 18%     9%    29%    15%    17%    19%    20%
Hurt                 54     72     36     56     58     50     46
No difference        23     16     29     23     21     25     26
DK/NA                 5      3      6      6      4      7      8
 
 
23. Do you approve or disapprove of - raising the income tax on anyone making more than $50,000 a year?
                                                               Union
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    HsHlds
 
Approve              29%    16%    41%    27%    27%    31%    27%
Disapprove           69     83     59     70     72     67     71
DK/NA                 2      1      1      2      1      2      1
 
                     AGE.....................    ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    <30K  30-50 50-100 >100K
 
Approve              26%    30%    28%    32%    43%    36%    23%    23%
Disapprove           73     69     71     65     55     63     76     75
DK/NA                 -      1      1      3      2      1      1      1
 
 
24. Do you approve or disapprove of - raising the sales tax from 6% to 6.3%
                                                               Union
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    HsHlds
 
Approve              47%    40%    55%    46%    48%    46%    54%
Disapprove           52     59     43     53     51     53     44
DK/NA                 2      1      2      1      2      1      2
 
                     AGE.....................    ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    <30K  30-50 50-100 >100K
 
Approve              43%    46%    50%    47%    39%    46%    50%    52%
Disapprove           56     53     48     51     57     52     49     47
DK/NA                 1      2      2      1      4      2      1      1
 
 
25. Do you approve or disapprove of - applying the sales tax to currently exempt services, such as haircuts and car washes?
                                                               Union
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    HsHlds
 
Approve              40%    40%    47%    36%    44%    37%    45%
Disapprove           59     59     51     62     55     62     55
DK/NA                 1      1      1      1      1      1      -
 
                     AGE.....................    ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    <30K  30-50 50-100 >100K
 
Approve              40%    43%    43%    33%    32%    33%    41%    52%
Disapprove           60     55     56     65     67     65     58     47
DK/NA                 -      2      1      1      2      1      1      1
 
 
26. Do you approve or disapprove of - applying the sales tax to clothing and footwear that costs less than $50?
                                                               Union
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    HsHlds
 
Approve              29%    24%    37%    26%    28%    29%    32%
Disapprove           70     75     62     73     70     70     65
DK/NA                 1      -      1      1      2      -      3
 
                     AGE.....................    ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    <30K  30-50 50-100 >100K
 
Approve              30%    32%    29%    25%    20%    22%    31%    40%
Disapprove           70     67     70     73     77     75     69     60
DK/NA                 -      1      1      2      2      3      -      -
 
 
27. Do you approve or disapprove of - raising the cigarette tax from $3 a pack to $3.40 a pack?
                                                               Union
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    HsHlds
 
Approve              72%    66%    77%    72%    67%    76%    74%
Disapprove           26     32     22     26     31     22     23
DK/NA                 2      2      1      2      2      1      3
 
 
28. Do you approve or disapprove of - increasing the gasoline tax 3 cents a gallon?
                                                               Union
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    HsHlds
 
Approve              17%    11%    24%    15%    20%    15%    18%
Disapprove           82     89     75     85     79     85     80
DK/NA                 1      -      1      1      1      -      2
 
 
29. Do you approve or disapprove of - increasing taxes on alcoholic beverages?
                                                               Union
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    HsHlds
 
Approve              68%    64%    78%    65%    61%    74%    71%
Disapprove           30     35     21     32     37     23     27
DK/NA                 2      2      1      3      1      2      2
 
 
30. Do you approve or disapprove of - eliminating the $500 property tax credit on the state income tax?
                                                               Union
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    HsHlds
 
Approve              20%    18%    22%    18%    21%    19%    19%
Disapprove           74     79     68     77     76     73     77
DK/NA                 6      3     10      5      4      9      4
 
 
31. Do you approve or disapprove of - taxing goods and services on their original cost rather than the discounted cost that a coupon or sales promotion offers?
                                                               Union
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    HsHlds
 
Approve              19%    18%    22%    18%    21%    18%    19%
Disapprove           77     80     74     79     76     78     74
DK/NA                 3      2      5      3      3      3      6
 
 
32. Do you approve or disapprove of - a wage freeze for state workers?
                                                               Union
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    HsHlds
 
Approve              68%    76%    57%    72%    74%    64%    58%
Disapprove           27     20     36     25     22     32     38
DK/NA                 5      4      6      3      4      5      4
 
 
33. Do you approve or disapprove of - furloughs for state employees?
                                                               Union
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    HsHlds
 
Approve              53%    59%    46%    57%    56%    52%    51%
Disapprove           35     30     41     34     34     35     40
DK/NA                12     11     13      9     10     13      9
 
 
34. How much of a problem would Governor Malloy's tax increases be for you and your family - a very serious problem, a somewhat serious problem, a not too serious problem, or not a problem at all?
                                                               Union
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    HsHlds
 
Very serious         24%    25%    23%    22%    22%    26%    24%
Smwht serious        45     49     40     48     41     48     44
Not too serious      23     21     27     23     28     19     20
Nt a problem          6      3      8      6      8      5      9
DK/NA                 1      -      2      1      1      1      2
 
                     AGE.....................    ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    <30K  30-50 50-100 >100K
 
Very serious         19%    29%    26%    21%    39%    27%    22%    13%
Smwht serious        49     40     48     44     35     49     50     44
Not too serious      24     24     20     25     15     16     24     34
Nt a problem          8      4      6      9      7      8      3     10
DK/NA                 1      2      -      1      3      -      1      -
 
 
35. As a result of Governor Malloy's tax increase package, how likely are you to move out of the state - very likely, somewhat likely, not too likely, or not likely at all?
                                                               Union
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    HsHlds
 
Very likely,         11%    13%    11%    10%    12%    11%    12%
Smwht likely,        17     20     12     18     18     15     14
Not too likely       20     22     19     21     18     21     19
Not at all           52     45     57     51     52     52     54
DK/NA                 1      -      1      -      -      1      1
 
                     AGE.....................    ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    <30K  30-50 50-100 >100K
 
Very likely,         12%    11%    13%     9%    14%    10%     9%    10%
Smwht likely,        20     19     16     10     10     19     19     17
Not too likely       23     23     18     14     20     21     21     17
Not at all           45     47     53     66     54     50     50     55
DK/NA                 1      1      -      1      2      -      1      -
 
 
36. Do you think that Governor Malloy's increase in income taxes for wealthier residents would lead them to move out of Connecticut or not?
                                                               Union
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    HsHlds
 
Yes                  33%    51%    20%    33%    37%    30%    29%
No                   62     45     76     62     60     64     67
DK/NA                 5      4      4      5      4      5      5
 
                     AGE.....................    ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    <30K  30-50 50-100 >100K
 
Yes                  33%    32%    29%    41%    32%    36%    27%    36%
No                   65     64     65     54     61     60     70     60
DK/NA                 2      3      6      6      7      4      3      4