A University of Connecticut professor’s work on a secret public-opinion poll for Gov. M. Jodi Rell last year violated university policy and demonstrated questionable judgment, the university’s Office of Audit, Compliance, and Ethics found on Thursday. Kenneth Dautrich, an associate professor of public policy, used university resources in the form of two paid graduate assistants and the university’s e-mail system for partisan activities, which The Day reported were the deciding factors in the office’s ruling. University officials said they were awaiting results from other investigations before they decide on disciplinary action against Mr. Dautrich. Governor Rell ultimately decided not to seek re-election.