March 11, 2015 - Low Dem Support Hurts Connecticut Gov Malloy, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Voters Say No To More Casinos 4-1 Quinnipiac University Polling Logo
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Fresh from a bruising but victorious reelection battle, Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy has weak support from Democrats, women and young voters, leaving him with a negative 43 - 47 percent score, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

This compares to a 48 - 46 percent approval rating in a May 9 survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University.

In today's poll, men disapprove 52 - 40 percent, while women are divided, with 45 percent approving and 43 percent disapproving. Disapproval is 78 - 17 percent among Republicans and 54 - 36 percent among independent voters, while Democrats approve 64 - 22 percent, an anemic score for same party approval.

While 50 percent of Connecticut voters are optimistic about the next four years with Malloy as governor, 44 percent are pessimistic.

"Gov. Dannel Malloy starts his second term in the hole. It is the first time he has been in negative territory since a June 2012 poll," said Quinnipiac University Poll Director Douglas Schwartz, PhD.

"When a Democrat scores only 64 percent among Democrats and is under 50 percent among the base, women and young people, you know he is in trouble."

"Half of Connecticut voters say they are optimistic about the next four years with Gov. Malloy. But 44 percent remain gloomy, probably because of the economy. About two thirds say the economy is in bad shape, and only about 1 in 5 says it's getting better."

A total of 47 percent of voters are "very satisfied" or "somewhat satisfied" with the way things are going in Connecticut, as 53 percent are "somewhat dissatisfied" or "very dissatisfied."

In an open-ended question, allowing for any answer, 22 percent of Connecticut voters list the economy/jobs as the top priority for Gov. Malloy and the State Legislature, while 18 percent list taxes. The governor gets a negative 35 - 57 percent approval for the way he is handling the economy/jobs and a negative 29 - 64 percent for handling taxes.

Casinos, Marijuana, Assisted Suicide, Highway Tolls

Voters say 62 - 29 percent that the current legal gambling in Connecticut is good for the state. No party, gender or age group disagrees. But voters say 75 - 20 percent there should not be more casinos in Connecticut. Again, no party, gender or age group disagrees.

Voters oppose 59 - 36 percent a more limited proposal to allow the two Native American tribes which currently operate casinos in the state to open new smaller casinos near New York and Massachusetts. Only voters 18 to 34 years old support the idea, 54 - 46 percent.

Connecticut voters support 63 - 34 percent allowing adults to legally possess small amounts of marijuana for personal use. Voters also support 67 - 28 percent reducing the penalties of small amounts of illegal drugs for personal use from a felony to a misdemeanor.

By an overwhelming 82 - 15 percent margin, voters support elimination of mandatory minimum sentences for possession of small amounts of illegal drugs, and allowing judges to decide sentences on a case by case basis.

Voters support 63 - 31 percent allowing doctors to legally prescribe lethal drugs to help terminally ill patients end their own lives. All party, age and gender groups support the idea, including voters over 55 years old, who support it 59 - 34 percent.

Voters oppose 61 - 36 percent putting tolls on state highways, with opposition from all party, age and gender groups.

But voters support tolls 59 - 40 percent if the money is used to repair the state's roads and bridges. There is little difference among Democrats, Republicans and independent voters.

"Voters think gambling in Connecticut is good for the state, but they don't want more casinos. Three quarters oppose more casinos in general and nearly 60 percent oppose specific legislation to allow two Native-American tribes to open new smaller casinos," Dr. Schwartz said.

From March 6 - 9, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,235 registered voters with a margin of error of +/- 2.8 percentage points. Live interviewers call land lines and cell phones.

The Quinnipiac University Poll conducts public opinion surveys in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Florida, Ohio, Virginia, Iowa, Colorado and the nation as a public service and for research.

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18. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Dannel Malloy is handling his job as Governor?
                                                               AGE IN YRS.......
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-34  35-54  55+
 
Approve              43%    17%    64%    36%    40%    45%    48%    43%    42%
Disapprove           47     78     22     54     52     43     42     48     48
DK/NA                10      5     14     10      9     11     10      9     10
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Dannel Malloy is handling his job as Governor? (* High also 48% Mar 2014, Mar 12 2013)
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Mar 11  May 09  Mar 04  Jun 19  Mar 12  May 09  Mar 09
                     2015    2014    2014    2013    2013    2014*   2011
 
Approve              43      48      48      47      48      48      35
Disapprove           47      46      45      47      39      46      40
DK/NA                10       7       7       6      13       7      25
 
 
19. Are you generally optimistic or pessimistic about the next four years with Dannel Malloy as Governor?
                                                               AGE IN YRS.......
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-34  35-54  55+
 
Optimistic           50%    21%    74%    44%    45%    55%    60%    51%    47%
Pessimistic          44     73     19     51     50     39     37     43     47
DK/NA                 6      6      7      5      5      7      3      6      6
 
TREND: Are you generally optimistic or pessimistic about the next four years with Dannel Malloy as Governor?
                     Mar 11  Mar 09
                     2015    2011
 
Optimistic           50      55
Pessimistic          44      39
DK/NA                 6       6
 
 
20. Do you approve or disapprove of the way the state legislature is handling its job?
                                                               AGE IN YRS.......
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-34  35-54  55+
 
Approve              39%    26%    55%    34%    37%    41%    52%    40%    35%
Disapprove           46     61     27     54     52     41     40     47     48
DK/NA                15     13     18     12     11     18      7     14     17
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way the state legislature is handling its job?
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Mar 11  May 09  Mar 04  Jun 19  Mar 12  Jun 03  Sep 15
                     2015    2014    2014    2013    2013    2004    2011
 
Approve              39      35      35      33      38      48      27
Disapprove           46      41      50      54      47      33      57
DK/NA                15      23      15      12      15      19      16
 
 
25. In general, how satisfied are you with the way things are going in Connecticut today; are you very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied, or very dissatisfied?
                                                               AGE IN YRS.......
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-34  35-54  55+
 
Very satisfied        5%     3%     9%     3%     5%     5%     4%     5%     5%
Smwht satisfied      42     17     62     36     41     42     51     43     39
Smwht dissatisfied   29     37     20     34     29     29     27     29     30
Very dissatisfied    24     41      8     27     25     23     17     23     26
DK/NA                 1      1      1      -      -      1      -      -      1
 
TREND: In general, how satisfied are you with the way things are going in Connecticut today; are you very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied, or very dissatisfied?
                                                             VERY+SMWHT SAT
                                                             High    Low
                     Mar 11  May 09  Mar 04  Jun 19  Mar 12  Oct 21  Sep 15
                     2015    2014    2014    2013    2013    1998    2011
 
Very satisfied        5       4       4       4       4      21       2
Smwht satisfied      42      40      37      37      36      62      27
Smwht dissatisfied   29      28      31      28      31      14      39
Very dissatisfied    24      28      28      30      28       3      32
DK/NA                 1       -       -       1       -       -       1
 
 
26. What do you think should be the top priority for Governor Malloy and the State Legislature in 2015?
                            Tot
 
Economy(General)             5%
Jobs/Unemployment           15
Business friendly climate    2
 
Wages/Minimum Wage           1
Class inequality             1
 
Budget(General)              9
Government spending          4
Budget deficit               1
 
Taxes(General)              16
Property taxes               1
Taxes(Other)                 1
 
Education(General)           8
Funding/Spending education   2
Education(Other)             2
 
Gun Issues/Policy/Control    2
Healthcare                   2
Social Services              2
Elderly Issues               1
Immigration Issues           1
Roads/Traffic/Infrastructure 5
Lack/Quality of Public Trans 2
Environment                  1
 
Caring about people          1
Honesty/Trustworthiness      1
 
Other                        6
DK/NA                        8
 
 
27. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Dannel Malloy is handling - the budget?
                                                               AGE IN YRS.......
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-34  35-54  55+
 
Approve              27%    10%    45%    21%    28%    27%    30%    28%    26%
Disapprove           62     85     40     70     63     62     59     60     65
DK/NA                11      6     15      9      9     12     12     12      9
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Dannel Malloy is handling the budget?
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Mar 11  May 09  Mar 06  Jun 19  Mar 12  Mar 06  Mar 11  
                     2015    2014    2014    2013    2013    2014    2015    
                                                                             
Approve              27      35      37      35      33      37      27      
Disapprove           62      53      53      55      57      53      62      
DK/NA                11      11      10      10      10      10      11      
 
 
28. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Dannel Malloy is handling - transportation?
                                                               AGE IN YRS.......
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-34  35-54  55+
 
Approve              45%    27%    57%    42%    43%    46%    52%    46%    42%
Disapprove           40     62     27     43     44     37     35     38     44
DK/NA                15     11     16     15     12     17     13     15     15
 
 
29. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Dannel Malloy is handling - taxes?
                                                               AGE IN YRS.......
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-34  35-54  55+
 
Approve              29%    11%    45%    24%    31%    28%    36%    32%    25%
Disapprove           64     85     45     70     64     64     58     61     68
DK/NA                 7      3     10      6      6      8      6      7      7
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Dannel Malloy is handling taxes?
                     Mar 11  May 09  Mar 06  Jun 19  Mar 12  Apr 25
                     2015    2014    2014    2013    2013    2012
 
Approve              29      32      29      29      29      25
Disapprove           64      61      63      63      61      64
DK/NA                 7       6       8       8      10      11
 
 
30. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Dannel Malloy is handling - the economy and jobs?
                                                               AGE IN YRS.......
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-34  35-54  55+
 
Approve              35%    13%    53%    31%    35%    34%    38%    38%    32%
Disapprove           57     82     37     62     58     56     58     53     59
DK/NA                 8      5     10      7      7      9      3      9      9
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Dannel Malloy is handling the economy and jobs? (* the economy)
                     Mar 11  May 09  Mar 06  Jun 19  Mar 12  Apr 25
                     2015    2014    2014    2013*   2013*   2012*
 
Approve              35      38      33      35      35      31
Disapprove           57      55      60      57      56      56
DK/NA                 8       7       7       8       9      13
 
 
31. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Dannel Malloy is handling - crime?
                                                               AGE IN YRS.......
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-34  35-54  55+
 
Approve              55%    40%    64%    53%    55%    55%    50%    59%    55%
Disapprove           25     41     17     27     27     24     35     25     23
DK/NA                19     19     19     20     18     21     16     16     22
 
 
32. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Dannel Malloy is handling - this winter's snowstorms?
                                                               AGE IN YRS.......
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-34  35-54  55+
 
Approve              85%    73%    88%    89%    86%    84%    77%    88%    86%
Disapprove           10     17      9      7      9     11     20      9      8
DK/NA                 5      9      3      4      6      5      3      3      6
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Dannel Malloy is handling this winter's snowstorms?
                     Mar 11  Mar 06
                     2015    2014
 
Approve              85      86
Disapprove           10      10
DK/NA                 5       5
 
 
33. Would you describe the state of Connecticut's economy these days as excellent, good, not so good, or poor?
                                                               AGE IN YRS.......
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-34  35-54  55+
 
Excellent             1%     1%     2%     -      1%     1%     1%     1%     1%
Good                 34     15     51     28     36     32     43     37     29
Not so good          43     50     35     49     43     44     41     41     47
Poor                 21     34     10     21     20     22     13     20     22
DK/NA                 1      -      2      1      1      2      2      -      1
 
TREND: Would you describe the state of Connecticut's economy these days as excellent, good, not so good, or poor?
                                                             EXCLNT+GOOD...
                                                             High    Low
                     Mar 11  May 09  Mar 06  Jun 19  Apr 25  Dec 20  Feb 10
                     2015    2014    2014    2013    2012    2001    2009
 
Excellent             1       1       -       1       -       3       -
Good                 34      30      24      23      19      51       6
Not so good          43      40      45      41      51      38      53
Poor                 21      29      28      34      28       7      39
DK/NA                 1       1       2       2       1       1       1
 
 
34. Do you think Connecticut's economy is getting better, getting worse, or staying about the same?
                                                               AGE IN YRS.......
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-34  35-54  55+
 
Better               22%     7%    35%    20%    25%    19%    24%    25%    20%
Worse                25     37     12     27     24     26     22     22     27
The same             51     56     50     51     50     53     53     52     52
DK/NA                 2      -      2      1      1      2      1      1      1
 
TREND: Do you think Connecticut's economy is getting better, getting worse, or staying about the same? (*the state's economy)
                     Mar 11  May 09  Mar 06  Jun 19  Aug 01  Feb 22
                     2015    2014    2014    2013    2002*   2001
 
Better               22      21      16      20      12      16
Worse                25      27      30      31      34      22
The same             51      50      52      48      52      60
DK/NA                 2       1       2       1       2       3
 
 
35. Would you say that you are better off or worse off financially than you were a year ago?
                                                               AGE IN YRS.......
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-34  35-54  55+
 
Better off           38%    25%    49%    36%    42%    34%    54%    46%    27%
Worse off            36     47     24     40     33     39     31     30     43
SAME(VOL)            24     25     24     24     23     25     14     24     28
DK/NA                 1      2      2      -      2      1      2      -      1
 
TREND: Would you say that you are better off or worse off financially than you were a year ago?
                                                             BETTER OFF....
                                                             High    Low
                     Mar 11  Apr 25  Jun 15  Jul 23  Feb 11  Nov 24  Feb 11
                     2015    2012    2011    2009    2009    2004    2009
 
Better off           38      31      32      20      18      40      18
Worse off            36      41      45      56      60      32      60
SAME(VOL)            24      27      22      23      21      26      21
DK/NA                 1       1       1       1       1       1       1
 
 
36. Do you think Dannel Malloy's economic policies have helped - the state's economy, hurt the state's economy, or haven't made a difference?
                                                               AGE IN YRS.......
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-34  35-54  55+
 
Helped               20%     4%    35%    14%    21%    19%    25%    21%    18%
Hurt                 28     57      8     30     31     25     26     24     30
No difference        44     37     45     48     42     47     39     47     46
DK/NA                 7      2     11      7      6      9      9      8      6
 
 
37. Do you think Dannel Malloy's economic policies have helped - your personal financial situation, hurt your personal financial situation, or haven't made a difference?
                                                               AGE IN YRS.......
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-34  35-54  55+
 
Helped                6%     -     11%     4%     7%     5%    11%     6%     5%
Hurt                 29     50     12     32     28     29     19     29     32
No difference        63     49     73     62     64     63     68     63     62
DK/NA                 2      -      4      1      1      3      3      1      2
 
TREND: Do you think Dannel Malloy's economic policies have helped your personal financial situation, hurt your personal financial situation, or haven't made a difference?
                     Mar 11  Mar 06
                     2015    2014
 
Helped                6       6
Hurt                 29      36
No difference        63      57
DK/NA                 2       1
 
 
38. Would you say that Dannel Malloy - has strong leadership qualities or not?
                                                               AGE IN YRS.......
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-34  35-54  55+
 
Yes                  58%    34%    76%    54%    54%    61%    64%    58%    56%
No                   36     59     18     41     38     35     30     36     39
DK/NA                 6      7      6      5      7      4      6      6      4
 
TREND: Would you say that Dannel Malloy has strong leadership qualities or not?
                     Mar 11  May 09  Mar 04  Jun 19
                     2015    2014    2014    2013
 
Yes                  58      59      60      57
No                   36      36      35      38
DK/NA                 6       5       5       5
 
 
39. Would you say that Dannel Malloy - is honest and trustworthy or not?
                                                               AGE IN YRS.......
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-34  35-54  55+
 
Yes                  52%    34%    69%    46%    50%    54%    49%    46%    59%
No                   38     55     20     44     40     36     39     43     33
DK/NA                10     10     11      9     10     11     12     11      8
 
TREND: Would you say that Dannel Malloy is honest and trustworthy or not?
                     Mar 11  May 09  Mar 04  Jun 19
                     2015    2014    2014    2013
 
Yes                  52      57      59      57
No                   38      33      33      33
DK/NA                10      10       9      10
 
 
40. Would you say that Dannel Malloy - cares about the needs and problems of people like you or not?
                                                               AGE IN YRS.......
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-34  35-54  55+
 
Yes                  47%    26%    69%    40%    45%    48%    49%    46%    47%
No                   47     67     24     54     48     45     43     47     47
DK/NA                 7      7      7      6      7      6      8      6      6
 
TREND: Would you say that Dannel Malloy cares about the needs and problems of people like you or not?
                     Mar 11  May 09  Mar 04  Jun 19
                     2015    2014    2014    2013
 
Yes                  47      49      50      47
No                   47      45      45      47
DK/NA                 7       6       5       6
 
 
41. Do you think the current legal gambling in Connecticut is a good thing or a bad thing for Connecticut? (* Subgroup too small for reliable analysis)
                                                               AGE IN YRS.......
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-34  35-54  55+
 
Good thing           62%    58%    59%    67%    65%    60%    72%    68%    56%
Bad thing            29     35     31     25     28     29     20     25     35
DK/NA                 9      7     10      8      7     11      8      8      9
 
                     COUNTY...............................
                                                 Tolland       VISITED CT CASINO
                                          MdlSex Windham       IN PAST YEAR Q47
                     Farfld Hrtfrd Lchfld NewHvn NewLondon     Yes    No
                                    *
Good thing           67%    61%           64%    57%           76%    51%
Bad thing            23     33            26     32            19     36
DK/NA                10      7            10     11             5     13
 
 
42. Do you think there should or should not be more casinos in Connecticut?
                                                               AGE IN YRS.......
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-34  35-54  55+
 
Should               20%    15%    20%    22%    25%    15%    33%    23%    13%
Should not           75     81     75     73     68     81     63     71     82
DK/NA                 5      4      5      5      7      4      4      6      4
 
                     COUNTY...............................
                                                 Tolland       VISITED CT CASINO
                                          MdlSex Windham       IN PAST YEAR Q47
                     Farfld Hrtfrd Lchfld NewHvn NewLondon     Yes    No
                                    *
Should               23%    20%           20%    13%           26%    15%
Should not           71     74            74     84            70     78
DK/NA                 6      6             6      3             4      7
 
 
43. Would you support or oppose legislation that would allow the two Indian tribes, which currently operate casinos in Connecticut, to open new smaller casinos in Connecticut near Massachusetts and New York?
                                                               AGE IN YRS.......
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-34  35-54  55+
 
Support              36%    28%    36%    37%    40%    32%    54%    41%    26%
Oppose               59     69     58     58     56     62     46     53     69
DK/NA                 5      3      6      6      4      6      1      6      5
 
                     COUNTY...............................
                                                 Tolland       VISITED CT CASINO
                                          MdlSex Windham       IN PAST YEAR Q47
                     Farfld Hrtfrd Lchfld NewHvn NewLondon     Yes    No
                                    *
Support              33%    38%           38%    26%           44%    29%
Oppose               57     58            58     70            52     65
DK/NA                 9      4             4      5             4      6
 
 
44. Would you support or oppose having casino gambling in the town or city you live in?
                                                               AGE IN YRS.......
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-34  35-54  55+
 
Support              23%    20%    22%    24%    31%    16%    33%    28%    17%
Oppose               75     80     76     73     67     82     66     69     82
DK/NA                 2      1      2      3      2      2      1      3      1
 
                     COUNTY...............................
                                                 Tolland       VISITED CT CASINO
                                          MdlSex Windham       IN PAST YEAR Q47
                     Farfld Hrtfrd Lchfld NewHvn NewLondon     Yes    No
                                    *
Support              23%    21%           26%    24%           32%    16%
Oppose               75     78            72     73            66     81
DK/NA                 2      1             3      3             2      2
 
 
45. Do you think increasing the number of casinos would lead to an increase in gambling addiction in Connecticut or don't you think so?
                                                               AGE IN YRS.......
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-34  35-54  55+
 
Yes                  62%    67%    63%    61%    58%    67%    61%    62%    63%
No                   33     30     33     35     38     29     36     35     32
DK/NA                 4      3      4      4      4      4      2      4      4
 
                     COUNTY...............................
                                                 Tolland       VISITED CT CASINO
                                          MdlSex Windham       IN PAST YEAR Q47
                     Farfld Hrtfrd Lchfld NewHvn NewLondon     Yes    No
                                    *
Yes                  62%    58%           64%    66%           54%    69%
No                   32     36            33     31            43     26
DK/NA                 6      5             3      2             3      5
 
 
46. Some people say that it's better for Connecticut that people who like to gamble spend their money in Connecticut than take it to other states. Do you agree or disagree?
                                                               AGE IN YRS.......
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-34  35-54  55+
 
Agree                69%    70%    68%    70%    71%    68%    71%    72%    68%
Disagree             27     26     27     27     26     27     26     26     27
DK/NA                 4      4      5      3      3      5      3      2      5
 
                     COUNTY...............................
                                                 Tolland       VISITED CT CASINO
                                          MdlSex Windham       IN PAST YEAR Q47
                     Farfld Hrtfrd Lchfld NewHvn NewLondon     Yes    No
                                    *
Agree                68%    68%           71%    69%           74%    66%
Disagree             28     28            25     27            24     29
DK/NA                 4      4             4      4             2      5
 
 
47. How many times have you visited a gambling casino in Connecticut in the last 12 months would you say several times, only once or twice, or not at all?
                                                               AGE IN YRS.......
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-34  35-54  55+
 
Several times        10%    10%     9%    10%    13%     7%     9%    11%    10%
Only once or twice   34     30     31     38     36     31     43     41     24
Not at all           56     60     60     53     51     61     49     48     66
DK/NA                 -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -
 
                     COUNTY...............................  
                                                 Tolland  
                                          MdlSex Windham  
                     Farfld Hrtfrd Lchfld NewHvn NewLondon
                                    *
Several times         4%     9%           14%    16%
Only once or twice   29     34            32     41
Not at all           67     57            54     43
DK/NA                 -      -             -      -
 
 
48. (Intro Q48-49: Do you support or oppose the following proposals:) Reducing the criminal penalties for possession of small amounts of illegal drugs for personal use from a felony to a misdemeanor? Do you support or oppose this proposal?
                                                               AGE IN YRS.......
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-34  35-54  55+
 
Support              67%    60%    70%    69%    72%    63%    67%    69%    67%
Oppose               28     38     24     27     24     31     29     27     28
DK/NA                 5      2      6      4      4      6      4      4      5
 
 
49. (Intro at Q48) And how about eliminating mandatory minimum sentences for possession of small amounts of illegal drugs for personal use, allowing judges to decide sentences based on the circumstances of the case? Do you support or oppose this proposal?
                                                               AGE IN YRS.......
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-34  35-54  55+
 
Support              82%    81%    83%    85%    85%    80%    80%    83%    84%
Oppose               15     18     15     13     13     17     20     15     14
DK/NA                 3      1      2      2      2      4      -      2      2
 
 
50. Do you support or oppose allowing adults in Connecticut to legally possess small amounts of marijuana for personal use?
                                                               AGE IN YRS.......
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-34  35-54  55+
 
Support              63%    46%    70%    65%    71%    55%    63%    68%    58%
Oppose               34     53     27     31     27     40     35     30     38
DK/NA                 3      1      3      3      2      5      1      3      4
 
TREND: Do you support or oppose allowing adults in Connecticut to legally possess small amounts of marijuana for personal use?
                     Mar 11  May 12
                     2015    2014
 
Support              63      52
Oppose               34      45
DK/NA                 3       3
 
 
51. If marijuana were legalized for recreational use in Connecticut would you definitely use it, probably use it, probably not use it, or definitely not use it?
                                                               AGE IN YRS.......
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-34  35-54  55+
 
Definitely use        5%     3%     8%     4%     7%     4%    14%     5%     3%
Probably use          9      6     12      8     13      5     10     11      8
Probably not use     19     16     19     21     19     19     31     20     16
Definitely not use   65     75     59     65     59     70     45     62     73
DK/NA                 2      -      2      1      1      2      -      3      1
 
 
52. Do you support or oppose putting tolls on state highways in Connecticut?
                                                               AGE IN YRS.......
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-34  35-54  55+
 
Support              36%    31%    41%    35%    35%    36%    23%    42%    36%
Oppose               61     67     54     62     61     61     76     55     60
DK/NA                 4      2      4      3      4      4      2      3      4
 
TREND: Do you support or oppose putting tolls on state highways in Connecticut?
                     Mar 11  Mar 12  Mar 18  Mar 10
                     2015    2013    2010    2009
 
Support              36      39      40      35
Oppose               61      58      56      61
DK/NA                 4       3       3       3
 
 
53. Would you support or oppose putting tolls on state highways in Connecticut if the money were used for repairs to the state's roads and bridges?
                                                               AGE IN YRS.......
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-34  35-54  55+
 
Support              59%    58%    62%    57%    58%    60%    66%    56%    60%
Oppose               40     41     36     41     41     38     34     42     38
DK/NA                 1      1      2      1      1      2      -      1      1
 
TREND: Would you support or oppose putting tolls on state highways in Connecticut if the money were used for repairs to the state's roads and bridges?
                     Mar 11  Mar 12
                     2015    2013
 
Support              59      57
Oppose               40      40
DK/NA                 1       2
 
 
54. Do you support or oppose allowing doctors to legally prescribe lethal drugs to help terminally ill patients end their own lives?
                                                               AGE IN YRS.......
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-34  35-54  55+
 
Support              63%    50%    68%    65%    65%    62%    58%    72%    59%
Oppose               31     45     25     30     29     32     37     23     34
DK/NA                 6      5      8      5      6      6      4      5      6
 
TREND: Do you support or oppose allowing doctors to legally prescribe lethal drugs to help terminally ill patients end their own lives?
                     Mar 11  Mar 06
                     2015    2014
 
Support              63      61
Oppose               31      32
DK/NA                 6       7