A New Haven Chamber of Commerce meeting yesterday featured a presentation by John Rathgeher of the Connecticut Business and Industry Association that rated Greater New Haven-area state legislators on their support for business.

CBIA arrived at a district score through demographic research and polls to represent the support of the average citizen for business within each delegate’s territory. The legislative score was determined from a weighted analysis of each politician’s votes on business-related issues.

Most New Haven delegates supported business about as well or better than district ratings predicted.

Rathgeher also noted that many state delegates from traditionally affluent areas fell below their districts’ ratings.

“Ironically, the suburban delegation tends to do worse than the districts would predict,” Rathgeher said.

–Marc Wiznia