June 19, 2013 - Malloy-Foley Horse Race In 2014 Connecticut Gov Race, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Voters Say Yes To Gun-Control, No To Keno
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In a 2014 rematch of the 2010 Connecticut governor's race, Republican challenger Tom Foley gets 43 percent to 40 percent for Democratic Gov. Dannel Malloy, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

Gov. Malloy is stuck in the mid-40s in other key measures, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll finds:
  • Voters have a split 46 - 44 percent favorable/unfavorable opinion of him;
  • Voters give him a split 47 - 47 percent job approval rating;
  • 44 percent of voters say Malloy deserves reelection, while 46 percent say he does not.
Foley leads the Republican primary with 36 percent, followed by State Senate Minority Leader John McKinney with 11 percent, Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton with 8 percent and House Minority Leader Larry Cafero with 4 percent. Another 37 percent are undecided.

Malloy tops these largely unknown challengers, but can't break out of the mid-40s:
  • 44 - 37 percent over McKinney;
  • 43 - 36 percent over Boughton;
  • 44 - 37 percent over Cafero.
"Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy gets a lukewarm job approval rating with as many approving as disapproving," said Douglas Schwartz, PhD, director of the Quinnipiac University poll. "Since he has been governor, he has struggled with tepid job approval ratings, never rising above 50 percent. So it is not surprising that in our first poll on the 2014 gubernatorial election, 'Mid-40s Malloy' runs neck and neck with his 2010 opponent, Tom Foley. Foley gave him a run for his money in 2010, losing by less than one percentage point."

"On the plus side for Malloy, Connecticut voters say 57 - 38 percent he has strong leadership qualities, no doubt due to his response to various crises in the state from Hurricane Sandy to the Newtown shootings," Dr. Schwartz added.

"Foley leads among independent voters, a key swing group, by 21 points. The reason this race is close is because Democrats outnumber Republicans in Connecticut."

Looking at possible 2014 Republican candidates for governor, Connecticut voters give Foley a 35 - 18 percent favorability rating, while 46 percent haven't heard enough to make a decision about him. The "don't-know-enough" for the other Republicans ranges from 75 percent to 84 percent.

On even his strongest approval rating, for the way he is handling gun policy, Malloy gets a 47 - 44 percent score. Voters are divided or disapprove of his handling of other issues:
  • 43 - 43 percent divided on his handling of education;
  • 55 - 35 percent disapprove of his handling of the budget;
  • 63 - 29 percent disapprove of his handling of taxes;
  • 57 - 35 percent disapprove of his handling of the economy.
Connecticut voters say 59 - 35 percent that keno should not be allowed in restaurants, bars and convenience stores. There is a large gender gap as men say no 52 - 42 percent while women say no 65 - 28 percent. Republicans, Democrats and independent voters all are opposed.

Voters support 57 - 37 percent Connecticut's new gun-control laws and 32 percent say they are about right, while 35 percent say they go too far and 27 percent say they don't go far enough.

President Barack Obama gets a 50 - 46 percent approval rating, close to his all-time low 48 - 48 percent approval rating in a September 16, 2011, Quinnipiac University poll.

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal has the best approval rating of any statewide official surveyed, 62 - 28 percent, while Sen. Chris Murphy gets a 52 - 32 percent approval.

From June 12 - 17, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,154 registered voters with a margin of error of +/- 2.9 percentage points. Live interviewers call landlines and cell phones. The survey includes 283 Republicans with a margin of error of +/- 5.8 percentage points.

The Quinnipiac University Poll conducts public opinion surveys in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Florida, Ohio, Virginia, Iowa, Colorado and the nation as a public service and for research.

For more information, visit http://www.quinnipiac.edu/polling , call (203) 582-5201, or follow us on Twitter.

1. (If Registered Republican) If the Republican primary for governor were being held today, and the candidates were Tom Foley, John McKinney, Larry Cafero, and Mark Boughton for whom would you vote?
                     REGISTERED REPUBLICANS
                     Tot    Men    Wom
 
Foley                36%    47%    23%
McKinney             11      9     13
Cafero                4      5      3
Boughton              8      7      9
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      1      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      4      3      4
DK/NA                37     29     47
 
 
2. If the election for Governor were being held today, and the candidates were Tom Foley the Republican and Dannel Malloy the Democrat, for whom would you vote?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Foley                43%    82%    12%    49%    49%    38%
Malloy               40      9     77     28     36     43
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      2      -      1      2      -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2      -      2      2      2      2
DK/NA                14      7      8     20     11     17
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Foley                39%    46%    39%    45%    44%    41%    47%    40%
Malloy               45     37     44     40     43     42     39     42
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      2      1      1      1      1      1      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2      2      2      2      1      3      2      1
DK/NA                15     13     13     11     12     13     11     15
 
 
3. If the election for Governor were being held today, and the candidates were John McKinney the Republican and Dannel Malloy the Democrat, for whom would you vote?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
McKinney             37%    81%     7%    40%    43%    32%
Malloy               44      9     79     35     40     47
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      1      1      2      2      -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      3      1      3      3      3      2
DK/NA                15      9     10     20     12     18
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
McKinney             35%    38%    28%    42%    41%    29%    41%    36%
Malloy               46     43     53     41     45     49     45     43
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      2      1      2      1      1      2      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2      3      3      2      2      3      2      3
DK/NA                16     14     14     13     12     18      9     16
 
 
4. If the election for Governor were being held today, and the candidates were Larry Cafero the Republican and Dannel Malloy the Democrat, for whom would you vote?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Cafero               37%    78%     6%    40%    42%    32%
Malloy               44     10     80     34     41     47
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2      3      1      2      3      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      3      1      4      3      2      3
DK/NA                15      9      9     21     11     18
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Cafero               33%    39%    28%    42%    39%    32%    41%    35%
Malloy               46     43     52     42     45     47     44     45
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      2      2      1      2      1      3      2
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2      3      4      1      2      2      2      3
DK/NA                18     13     14     13     12     18     10     15
 
 
5. If the election for Governor were being held today, and the candidates were Mark Boughton the Republican and Dannel Malloy the Democrat, for whom would you vote?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Boughton             36%    78%     6%    39%    43%    31%
Malloy               43      9     79     34     39     46
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      2      1      1      3      -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      3      1      4      2      4      3
DK/NA                16     10     10     23     12     20
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Boughton             33%    39%    29%    39%    41%    31%    42%    33%
Malloy               46     41     50     42     43     46     42     44
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      1      2      1      1      1      1      2
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2      4      4      4      2      3      3      3
DK/NA                18     15     15     15     13     18     12     17
 
 
6. Is your opinion of - Tom Foley favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Favorable            35%    56%    21%    35%    39%    31%
Unfavorable          18      8     27     15     18     17
Hvn't hrd enough     46     36     51     46     40     51
REFUSED               2      -      1      3      3      1
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Tom Foley favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Jun 19  Aug 5  Jan 21  Nov 12  Sep 17  Jul 23  Apr 2
                     2013    2010   2010    2009    2009    2009    2009
 
Favorable            35      25     31      20      12      17      12
Unfavorable          18      24      6       6       6       5       6
Hvn't hrd enough     46      48     62      74      81      77      80
REFUSED               2       3      1       -       1       1       1
 
 
7. Is your opinion of - Dannel Malloy favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Favorable            46%    18%    75%    39%    40%    51%
Unfavorable          44     73     16     51     51     38
Hvn't hrd enough      7      7      7      7      7      8
REFUSED               3      2      2      4      2      3
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Dannel Malloy favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him? (*Dan Malloy)
                     Jun 19  Aug 05  Jan 21  Nov 10  Feb 10
                     2013    2010*   2010*   2009*   2009*
 
Favorable            46      40      32      21      19
Unfavorable          44      15       7      10      11
Hvn't hrd enough      7      44      59      67      69
REFUSED               3       2       2       2       1
 
 
8. Is your opinion of - John McKinney favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Favorable            16%    26%    11%    16%    19%    14%
Unfavorable           8      4     11      7      8      9
Hvn't hrd enough     75     69     78     76     73     77
REFUSED               1      1      -      1      1      1
 
 
9. Is your opinion of - Larry Cafero favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Favorable            11%    21%     7%     8%    12%     9%
Unfavorable           7      4     10      7      8      7
Hvn't hrd enough     81     74     82     85     79     83
REFUSED               1      1      1      -      1      -
 
 
10. Is your opinion of - Mark Boughton favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Favorable            11%    26%     5%     7%    13%     9%
Unfavorable           5      3     10      3      6      5
Hvn't hrd enough     84     71     85     89     81     86
REFUSED               -      1      -      -      -      -
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Mark Boughton favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Jun 19  Jan 21
                     2013    2010
 
Favorable            11       7
Unfavorable           5       2
Hvn't hrd enough     84      90
REFUSED               -       1
 
 
11. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Dannel Malloy is handling his job as Governor?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Approve              47%    17%    78%    39%    41%    52%
Disapprove           47     78     17     53     53     41
DK/NA                 6      6      5      8      5      7
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Approve              53%    43%    50%    45%    49%    50%    42%    51%
Disapprove           42     50     41     51     45     41     51     45
DK/NA                 5      7      9      3      6      9      7      4
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Dannel Malloy is handling his job as Governor?
                                                     APPROVE.......
                                                     High    Low
                     Jun 19  Mar 12  Mar 06  Aug 28  Mar 12  Mar 09
                     2013    2013    2013    2012    2013    2011
 
Approve              47      48      43      43      48      35
Disapprove           47      39      43      43      39      40
DK/NA                 6      13      15      14      13      25
 
 
12. Do you approve or disapprove of the way the state legislature is handling its job?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Approve              33%    17%    54%    28%    28%    38%
Disapprove           54     72     34     61     62     48
DK/NA                12     11     13     11     10     14
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Approve              38%    31%    35%    34%    38%    48%    31%    30%
Disapprove           51     56     49     58     56     38     60     56
DK/NA                10     13     16      7      6     15      8     13
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way the state legislature is handling its job?
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Jun 19  Mar 12  Jun 06  Apr 25  Mar 21  Jun 03  Sep 15
                     2013    2013    2012    2012    2012    2004    2011
 
Approve              33      38      35      32      35      48      27
Disapprove           54      47      51      49      50      33      57
DK/NA                12      15      14      20      15      19      16
 
 
13. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Chris Murphy is handling his job as United States Senator?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Approve              52%    24%    78%    45%    46%    57%
Disapprove           32     58      9     37     40     26
DK/NA                16     18     13     17     14     18
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Approve              58%    48%    51%    55%    55%    57%    48%    54%
Disapprove           28     35     29     35     32     31     35     29
DK/NA                14     18     20      9     13     13     17     16
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Chris Murphy is handling his job as United States Senator?
                     Jun 19  Mar 12
                     2013    2013
 
Approve              52      50
Disapprove           32      34
DK/NA                16      16
 
 
14. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Richard Blumenthal is handling his job as United States Senator?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Approve              62%    31%    87%    58%    54%    68%
Disapprove           28     55      7     31     36     22
DK/NA                10     13      6     11     10     10
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Approve              64%    60%    67%    57%    65%    59%    62%    64%
Disapprove           27     29     24     34     25     26     29     28
DK/NA                 8     11      9      8     10     16      8      8
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Richard Blumenthal is handling his job as United States Senator?
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Jun 19  Mar 12  Jun 06  Apr 25  Mar 22  Mar 22  Mar 09
                     2013    2013    2012    2012    2012    2012    2011
 
Approve              62      63      61      58      64      64      49
Disapprove           28      27      25      27      23      23      25
DK/NA                10      10      14      15      14      14      26
 
 
15. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as President?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Approve              50%     8%    90%    41%    42%    56%
Disapprove           46     89      8     54     53     40
DK/NA                 4      3      2      5      4      4
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Approve              51%    49%    55%    47%    52%    56%    49%    50%
Disapprove           45     46     39     52     45     34     49     47
DK/NA                 4      4      6      1      4      9      3      3
 
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
                     Jun 19  Mar 12  Jun 06  Apr 25  Mar 22  May 27  Sep 16
                     2013    2013    2012    2012    2012    2009*   2011
 
Approve              50      53      53      49      53      71      48
Disapprove           46      44      43      47      43      22      48
DK/NA                 4       3       4       4       4       7       4
 
 
16. Do you feel that Dannel Malloy deserves to be reelected, or do you feel that he does not deserve to be reelected?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Yes/Deserves         44%    14%    75%    35%    40%    47%
No/Does not          46     78     16     53     53     41
DK/NA                10      8      9     12      7     12
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Yes/Deserves         47%    42%    50%    43%    45%    52%    41%    45%
No/Does not          43     48     40     49     46     39     51     44
DK/NA                10     10     10      8      9      9      8     11
 
TREND: Do you feel that Dannel Malloy deserves to be reelected, or do you feel that he does not deserve to be reelected?
                     Jun 19  Mar 12
                     2013    2013
 
Yes/Deserves         44      42
No/Does not          46      45
DK/NA                10      13
 
 
17. 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?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Very satisfied        4%     4%     8%     2%     5%     3%
Smwht satisfied      37     14     59     32     31     42
Smwht dissatisfied   28     32     24     31     26     30
Very dissatisfied    30     49      9     35     37     24
DK/NA                 1      1      1      -      1      1
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Very satisfied        4%     4%     4%     3%     6%     9%     2%     3%
Smwht satisfied      40     35     42     31     37     50     33     36
Smwht dissatisfied   29     28     29     32     26     27     29     29
Very dissatisfied    26     32     23     34     30     12     36     32
DK/NA                 -      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
                     Jun 19  Mar 12  Jun 06  Apr 25  Sep 15  Oct 21  Sep 15
                     2013    2013    2012    2012    2011    1998    2011
 
Very satisfied        4       4       4       2       2      21       2
Smwht satisfied      37      36      37      37      27      62      27
Smwht dissatisfied   28      31      33      33      39      14      39
Very dissatisfied    30      28      26      27      32       3      32
DK/NA                 1       -       -       1       1       -       1
 
 
18. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Dannel Malloy is handling - the budget?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Approve              35%    10%    62%    27%    33%    36%
Disapprove           55     80     27     63     59     51
DK/NA                10     10     11     10      8     13
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Approve              38%    32%    37%    32%    39%    43%    30%    36%
Disapprove           53     57     51     61     52     46     59     54
DK/NA                 9     12     12      7      9     11     11     10
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Dannel Malloy is handling the budget?
                     Jun 19  Mar 12  Apr 25  Sep 15  Jun 15  Mar 09
                     2013    2013    2012    2011    2011    2011
 
Approve              35      33      31      36      36      32
Disapprove           55      57      54      55      52      51
DK/NA                10      10      15       9      13      16
 
 
19. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Dannel Malloy is handling - education?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Approve              43%    25%    63%    36%    41%    44%
Disapprove           43     57     26     48     44     41
DK/NA                15     18     11     16     15     15
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Approve              42%    43%    46%    43%    43%    49%    40%    44%
Disapprove           45     41     38     47     43     40     47     39
DK/NA                13     16     16     10     14     10     13     17
 
                     DENSITY............  HAVE KIDS.....
                     Urban  Suburb Rural  <18    PubSchl
 
Approve              48%    44%    36%    41%    42%
Disapprove           37     43     48     48     47
DK/NA                15     13     16     11     11
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Dannel Malloy is handling education?
                     Jun 19  Mar 12  Apr 25  Mar 21
                     2013    2013    2012    2012
 
Approve              43      45      38      36
Disapprove           43      39      43      41
DK/NA                15      16      20      23
 
 
20. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Dannel Malloy is handling - taxes?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Approve              29%    11%    50%    22%    28%    31%
Disapprove           63     83     40     70     66     60
DK/NA                 8      6     10      7      7      9
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Approve              36%    25%    28%    30%    34%    40%    27%    27%
Disapprove           57     66     62     65     61     50     67     64
DK/NA                 8      8     10      5      5     10      5      9
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Dannel Malloy is handling taxes?
                     Jun 19  Mar 12  Apr 25
                     2013    2013    2012
 
Approve              29      29      25
Disapprove           63      61      64
DK/NA                 8      10      11
 
 
21. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Dannel Malloy is handling - the economy?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Approve              35%    11%    60%    29%    33%    37%
Disapprove           57     83     31     63     61     54
DK/NA                 8      7      9      8      6     10
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Approve              39%    32%    38%    33%    38%    48%    28%    36%
Disapprove           52     60     55     59     57     42     65     56
DK/NA                 9      8      8      8      5     10      7      8
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Dannel Malloy is handling the economy?
                     Jun 19  Mar 12  Apr 25
                     2013    2013    2012
 
Approve              35      35      31
Disapprove           57      56      56
DK/NA                 8       9      13
 
 
22. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Dannel Malloy is handling - gun policy?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Approve              47%    22%    72%    41%    40%    52%
Disapprove           44     70     18     49     52     36
DK/NA                10      8     10     10      7     11
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Approve              57%    40%    48%    45%    54%    46%    44%    51%
Disapprove           36     48     39     49     40     41     48     40
DK/NA                 7     12     12      6      6     13      8     10
 
                     Gun    DENSITY............  HAVE KIDS.....
                     Hshlds Urban  Suburb Rural  <18    PubSchl
 
Approve              30%    53%    49%    38%    42%    41%
Disapprove           64     38     42     52     48     51
DK/NA                 6     10      8     10      9      8
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Dannel Malloy is handling gun policy?
                     Jun 19  Mar 12  Mar 06
                     2013    2013    2013
 
Approve              47      48      41
Disapprove           44      39      38
DK/NA                10      13      21
 
 
23. Would you say that Dannel Malloy - has strong leadership qualities or not?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Yes                  57%    34%    81%    50%    53%    60%
No                   38     59     16     44     42     35
DK/NA                 5      7      3      6      6      5
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Yes                  63%    53%    59%    56%    57%    60%    52%    59%
No                   33     42     34     40     39     31     42     37
DK/NA                 5      6      6      3      4      8      6      4
 
 
24. Would you say that Dannel Malloy - is honest and trustworthy or not?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Yes                  57%    38%    81%    50%    54%    60%
No                   33     51     13     38     38     28
DK/NA                10     12      7     12      7     12
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Yes                  63%    54%    58%    56%    64%    59%    51%    61%
No                   30     35     30     36     30     31     40     28
DK/NA                 7     12     11      8      6      9      8     11
 
 
25. Would you say that Dannel Malloy - cares about the needs and problems of people like you or not?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Yes                  47%    28%    73%    37%    43%    50%
No                   47     65     22     56     51     44
DK/NA                 6      7      5      7      6      6
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Yes                  52%    44%    50%    47%    51%    56%    42%    49%
No                   44     49     43     51     44     36     54     45
DK/NA                 4      7      7      2      5      8      4      6
 
 
26. Do you think Dannel Malloy is too liberal, too conservative, or about right?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Liberal              38%    69%    12%    42%    47%    30%
Conservative          7      6      6      8      4      9
About right          44     15     72     37     38     49
DK/NA                12     10     11     12     11     12
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Liberal              38%    38%    29%    42%    43%    32%    41%    37%
Conservative          6      7      7      8      6      4      9      6
About right          49     41     48     41     45     50     39     47
DK/NA                 7     14     16      9      5     15     11     11
 
 
27. Would you describe the state of Connecticut's economy these days as excellent, good, not so good, or poor?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Excellent             1%     -      2%     1%     1%     1%
Good                 23      9     38     17     20     25
Not so good          41     41     43     40     38     43
Poor                 34     48     16     40     39     30
DK/NA                 2      2      1      2      1      2
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Excellent             -      1%     1%     2%     -      2%     1%     -
Good                 29     18     21     21     29     38     20     18
Not so good          42     40     44     40     40     35     42     43
Poor                 27     38     32     36     30     25     36     36
DK/NA                 1      2      2      -      2      -      2      2
 
TREND: Would you describe the state of Connecticut's economy these days as excellent, good, not so good, or poor?
                                                             EXCLNT+GOOD...
                                                             High    Low
                     Jun 19  Apr 25  Jun 15  Jul 23  Feb 10  Dec 20  Feb 10
                     2013    2012    2011    2009    2009    2001    2009
 
Excellent             1       -       -       -       -       3       -
Good                 23      19      15      13       6      51       6
Not so good          41      51      48      57      53      38      53
Poor                 34      28      35      28      39       7      39
DK/NA                 2       1       -       1       1       1       1
 
 
28. Do you think Connecticut's economy is getting better, getting worse, or staying about the same?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Better               20%    10%    32%    15%    20%    20%
Worse                31     47     14     35     33     29
The same             48     42     53     48     45     51
DK/NA                 1      -      -      2      2      1
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Better               21%    19%    19%    17%    28%    25%    18%    20%
Worse                26     34     32     33     25     21     32     33
The same             52     45     48     50     46     51     50     46
DK/NA                 -      2      1      -      -      3      -      1
 
TREND: Do you think Connecticut's economy is getting better, getting worse, or staying about the same? (*state's economy)
                     Jun 19  Aug 01  Feb 22
                     2013    2002*   2001
                             
Better               20      12      16
Worse                31      34      22
Same                 48      52      60
DK/NA                 1       2       3
 
 
29. Compared to most other states, would you say Connecticut's economy is better, worse, or about the same?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Better               19%     7%    28%    17%    20%    18%
Worse                45     66     24     50     50     40
About the same       32     24     43     28     27     36
DK/NA                 5      3      5      6      3      6
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Better               20%    18%    19%    16%    23%    33%    19%    13%
Worse                42     47     40     49     42     34     44     49
About the same       33     31     35     33     30     31     32     32
DK/NA                 5      5      6      2      5      2      5      6
 
 
30. Do you approve or disapprove of the new state budget, or haven't you heard enough about it?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Approve               6%     3%    12%     3%     8%     5%
Disapprove           23     35      8     28     30     17
Hvn't hrd enough     69     59     78     69     62     76
DK/NA                 1      2      1      -      -      2
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Approve               7%     6%     7%     7%     7%     6%     6%     7%
Disapprove           27     20     15     24     28     17     22     25
Hvn't hrd enough     65     73     77     68     63     77     71     66
DK/NA                 1      1      1      1      1      -      1      2
 
 
31. Do you think keno, an electronic bingo-like gambling game, should be allowed in Connecticut restaurants, bars and convenience stores or not?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Yes                  35%    32%    31%    39%    42%    28%
No                   59     61     63     55     52     65
DK/NA                 7      7      6      6      6      7
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Yes                  32%    37%    38%    35%    35%    59%    42%    21%
No                   61     57     55     60     58     36     51     73
DK/NA                 7      7      6      5      7      5      7      6
 
TREND: Do you think keno, an electronic bingo-like gambling game, should be allowed in Connecticut restaurants, bars and convenience stores or not?
                     Jun 19  Mar 18
                     2013    2010
 
Yes                  35      27
No                   59      70
DK/NA                 7       3
 
 
32. Do you support or oppose the stricter new gun control laws in Connecticut?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Support              57%    33%    82%    53%    47%    66%
Oppose               37     63     13     42     48     27
DK/NA                 6      4      5      6      5      7
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Support              64%    54%    61%    52%    63%    52%    55%    63%
Oppose               33     39     29     45     35     41     41     31
DK/NA                 4      7     10      3      2      7      5      6
 
                     Gun    DENSITY............  HAVE KIDS.....
                     Hshlds Urban  Suburb Rural  <18    PubSchl
 
Support              30%    65%    60%    49%    54%    54%
Oppose               67     30     34     47     42     42
DK/NA                 3      5      6      5      4      5
 
 
33. Do you think Connecticut's stricter new gun control laws go too far, don't go far enough, or are they about right?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Too far              35%    58%    11%    41%    46%    25%
Not far enough       27     13     43     22     20     33
About right          32     23     42     28     29     34
DK/NA                 7      6      4      9      6      7
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Too far              32%    36%    28%    42%    33%    33%    42%    29%
Not far enough       29     26     30     24     27     25     24     31
About right          34     30     35     29     35     36     29     33
DK/NA                 5      7      7      5      5      7      6      7
 
                     Gun    DENSITY............  HAVE KIDS.....
                     Hshlds Urban  Suburb Rural  <18    PubSchl
 
Too far              63%    27%    33%    45%    43%    43%
Not far enough       12     32     27     23     27     29
About right          20     34     34     27     25     23
DK/NA                 5      8      7      5      5      5
 
 
34. Do you approve or disapprove of the new law that could prevent the public release of crime scene photos and video evidence depicting homicide victims?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Approve              56%    50%    62%    57%    52%    60%
Disapprove           33     39     28     33     36     30
DK/NA                11     11     10     10     11     10
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Approve              59%    55%    53%    58%    63%    53%    60%    56%
Disapprove           29     35     36     34     26     37     31     33
DK/NA                12     10     11      8     11      9      9     11
 
                     Gun    DENSITY............  HAVE KIDS.....
                     Hshlds Urban  Suburb Rural  <18    PubSchl
 
Approve              51%    65%    56%    50%    61%    61%
Disapprove           39     28     32     39     29     30
DK/NA                11      7     12     11     10      9
 
 
35. Do you think the state has done enough in response to the Newtown shooting to reduce the likelihood of another mass school shooting or not?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Yes                  43%    40%    46%    42%    39%    47%
No                   47     48     45     49     51     44
DK/NA                 9     12     10      8     10      9
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Yes                  43%    44%    45%    41%    48%    50%    40%    44%
No                   48     47     46     52     42     43     53     44
DK/NA                10      9      9      7     10      6      7     12
 
                     Gun    DENSITY............  HAVE KIDS.....
                     Hshlds Urban  Suburb Rural  <18    PubSchl
 
Yes                  40%    45%    45%    40%    40%    42%
No                   50     47     47     48     53     53
DK/NA                 9      8      8     12      7      6
 
 
 

Demographic Summary