Rell Still Strong, Despite Scandal
A new Quinnipiac Poll released this morning gives us our first look at a probable Democratic primary between John DeStefano and Dan Malloy:
SMONE ELSE(VOL): 2%
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL): 3%
The numbers at this point probably aren't telling us much beyond name recognition, but this should still be welcome news for a DeStefano campaign under fire for lackluster fundraising and campaign finance/ethics errors.
Rell's approval ratings remain strong at 78%, although the percentage of those who have favorable opinions of her has dropped to 67% from 74% last April. Apparently no one is really paying attention to the Moody scandal, at least not enough to adversely affect her numbers in any significant way.
Rell continues to crush all comers, defeating both DeStefano and Malloy in hypothetical matchups by wide margins.
State residents chose the economy as the most important issue facing them, with taxes not far behind.
Quinnipiac Poll January 12, 2006