One striking part of the new Quinnipiac poll is the increase in Ned Lamont’s unfavorable rating. In the poll, 23 percent of those surveyed had a favorable opinion of Lamont, while 27 percent had an unfavorable opinion. Seventeen percent said they had a mixed opinion, and 32 percent said they haven’t heard enough to have an opinion.
The trend in Lamont’s unfavorable rating shows that as people get to know him, more have developed an unfavorable opinion of him than have developed a favorable opinion:
Aug 17 July 20 June 8 May 2 Feb 16
Favorable 23 15 7 3 2
Unfavorable 27 17 8 3 2
Mixed 17 15 8 3 3
Haven’t heard enough 32 51 76 90 93
Of the 32 percent who say they still haven’t heard enough to have an opinion on Lamont, it seems a likely guess that they are the least politically inclined in the electorate — just the opposite of the type of people who have so far supported Lamont.