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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.

Byron York is a former White House correspondent for National Review.

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