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Lamont Approval Is Up Since April

Conn. Gov. Ned Lamont
Jessica Hill
Conn. Gov. Ned Lamont

A majority of Connecticut residents feel good about the quality of life in the state as they head to the polls.

A survey just released also shows a high approval rating for Democratic Governor Ned Lamont for his handling of the COVID-19 crisis. Lamont is not on the ballot although the entire General Assembly is.

The Sacred Heart University’s Institute for Public Policy poll found that nearly two-thirds of respondents — or 71.2 percent — approve the way Lamont is handling the COVID-19 crisis.

Michael Vigeant is with GreatBlue Research, the firm that conducted the survey. He says Lamont’s approval is up from the 67 percent he had in April.

“And I think what was interesting is that regardless whether you were white, Black, Hispanic," Vigeant said. "Regardless of what your income levels are. And for the most part which area or geography you live in Connecticut, there was pretty strong approval across all demographics for Governor Lamont.”

Only 30 percent of those surveyed approved of President Donald Trump’s handling of COVID-19.

The survey of a thousand Connecticut residents was conducted between October 8 and 21. It has an error rate of plus or minus 3 percent.

As WSHU Public Radio’s award-winning senior political reporter, Ebong Udoma draws on his extensive tenure to delve deep into state politics during a major election year.