Quinnipiac Poll: Foley Has Edge Over Malloy In 2014

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Dannel Malloy defeated Tom Foley in a close race for governor in 2010. Photo Credit: Daily Voice File Photo

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. - Next year could see a rematch between Gov. Dannel Malloy and Tom Foley. And in a recent poll by Quinnipiac University, Foley has an advantage.

According to the poll, Malloy would receive 40 percent of the vote while Foley would get 43 percent. The poll also found that voters have a split 46 percent vs. 44 percent favorable/unfavorable opinion of Malloy, a split 47 percent vs. 47 percent job approval rating, and 44 percent of voters say Malloy deserves to be re-elected, while 46 percent say he does not.

"Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy gets a lukewarm job approval rating with as many approving as disapproving," said Douglas Schwartz, 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 1 percentage point."

However, the poll has Malloy up over other possible challengers in the 2014 election. The poll sees Malloy up 44 percent to 37 percent over state Sen. John McKinney of Fairfield, 43 percent to 36 percent to Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton and 44 percent to 37 percent over state Rep. Larry Cafero of Norwalk.

"On the plus side for Malloy, Connecticut voters say 57 percent to 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," Schwartz said.

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LOOK AT THIS:

Thanks Governor Malloy for the great job of digging us out of the mess Rell created

Tecate:

"Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy gets a lukewarm job approval rating with as many approving as disapproving," said Douglas Schwartz, director of the Quinnipiac University poll. "Since he has been governor, he has struggled with tepid job approval ratings, never rising above 50 percent."
(almost sounds like Barry's ratings that just sank big time)

Yup, the do nothing democrats are failing pretty much at every level. People that enjoy free hand outs certainly support these democrats. Malloy has not done much, unless you feel that passing "feel good" gun laws which will result in zero reduction in gun crime is actually doing something.

Now I understand people on food stamps and welfare do enjoy having democrats in office, however the state needs a job creator. If you notice, TX is run by the right side and they are doing better than any other state.
They do the OPPOSITE of the democrats, which results in job growth, and taxes through employment.

Bye Bye Malloy! You made many mothers feel good, but that's about it...

BCT:

With new same day voter registration and drivers licenses for non-citizens, of course Malloy will win. No more need for those embarrassing bags of uncounted votes found in some gymnasium in Bridgeport.

BCT:

Because so many non citizens and people in Bridgeport vote Republican?

Ken P Jr:

Lol that's funny. What's good about Malloy? Unless you are an illegal alien or a criminal nothing has gotten better under this jerk. Rell was an empty suit but at least she was not hostile to the tax paying citizenry.

Baclgalupe:

If you actually read the article Malloy will be the winner..Everyone except the far right wingers can see that Malloy is doing a great job recovering from the Republican Rell. Of course as we all know the right wingers just spew lies and propaganda...