Obama Gets A, Economy Doesn't

New Poll Shows Most State Residents Approve of Obama

Connecticut voters love President Barack Obama and his economic stimulus package but think the $800 billion package will take longer than a year to work and it won't affect them personally, voters told Quinnipiac University pollsters. 

QU questioned 1,600 registered voters and found:

69 percent approve of the overall job that Obama is doing

Economy: 63 percent approve of his actions

52 percent of Republicans disapprove of how the new president is handling the economy

26 percent of Republicans approve.

While the approval numbers are strong, Republican Gov. Jodi Rell got 75 percent approval.

Connecticut residents are not terribly optimistic about the economy.

Ninety-two percent describe Connecticut's economy as "not so good" or "poor." When asked about their own finances, 4 percent said they're excellent, 44 percent said good and 40 percent said not so good or poor.

Only 18 percent of Connecticut voters say they are better off than they were a year ago, while 60 percent say they are worse off and 21 percent say things are the same.
24 percent expect things to get better for them in the next year, while 20 percent expect things to get worse and 51 percent say things will stay the same.

The poll's margin of error is 2.5 percentage points.

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