HAMDEN, Conn. (CBSNewYork) — Concerned about the state’s taxes, budget and business climate, Connecticut voters have given Gov. Dannel Malloy his lowest approval rating to date, a Quinnipiac University poll found.
Just 32 percent of voters said they approve of the job Malloy is doing, while 58 percent said they disapprove, WCBS 880’s Paul Murnane reported.READ MORE: Gabby Petito Search: Authorities Combing Wyoming Wilderness For Missing Woman, Fiancé's Whereabouts Remain Unknown
“It’s the lowest of any of the governors that we poll on in nine states,” said Quinnipiac University Poll Director Douglas Schwartz.
Malloy’s approval rating was at 43 percent in March, the last time Quinnipiac polled voters on the Democratic governor, who began his second term in January.
Just 33 percent of Democrats approve of Malloy’s performance.READ MORE: Teen Stabbed To Death After Dutchess County High School Football Game, Former Student Charged
Fifty percent say they’re very concerned about the possibility of General Electric moving out of its Fairfield headquarters.
After the state Legislature approved about $700 million in business tax increases in June, GE was among the companies that questioned whether they will remain in Connecticut.
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“More than seven in 10 voters tell us they think that the business climate in Connecticut is not so good or poor,” Schwartz said.