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Malloy as 'crisis governor', GOP match ups in new Q Poll

A new Quinnipiac Poll is out about the 2014 Governor's race and there are several questions about Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton, who says at this point he is not a candidate. 


The poll shows Democratic incumbent Malloy down three points to Republican Tom Foley, if there was to be a rematch of the 2010 race. 


Despite his handlings of several natural disasters and the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, a majority of voters disapprove of  how Malloy is handling the economy and taxes.  Malloy is vulnerable to criticism about his support for hefty tax increases two years ago and presiding over a stubbornly slow economy.  The poll found that a majority of registered voters believe Malloy has strong leadership qualities.


Malloy has an 11-percent lead over Senate Minority Leader John McKinney, an 8-percent lead over Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton and 4 point lead over House GOP Leader Lawrence Cafero. 


In a question of favorability rating, Boughton had an 11-percent total favorability, 5-percent unfavorable and 84-percent haven't heard enough about him to make a decision.

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