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Report: UConn Prof. Violated Policy in Rell Poll



    Don't worry, old guy, you can keep your 312 area code.

    University of Connecticut ethics investigators say a professor who did an opinion poll for Gov. M. Jodi Rell's campaign committee last year violated school policy and showed questionable judgment.

    A report released Thursday by UConn's Office of Audit, Compliance and Ethics says public policy Professor Kenneth Dautrich used state resources for "partisan political activities." The Day of New London obtained the report.

    Rell's administration hired Dautrich for a $220,000 project to find savings in the state budget.

    During the project, officials say Dautrich did an opinion poll that provided political advice to Rell, who isn't seeking re-election.

    The report says Dautrich should be disciplined, but isn't specific. Other state officials are investigating Dautrich's work for Rell.

    Dautrich didn't immediately return messages the Associated Press left Friday and a Rell spokesman told the AP says the governor won't be commenting.

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