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CT governor’s race is now the most negative in the country

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, left, and Republican challenger Tom Foley
They’re No. 1! According to a Wesleyan study, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy (left) and Republican challenger Tom Foley are waging the nation’s most negative gubernatorial campaign.
The general election is Tuesday, Nov. 4.
The general election is Tuesday, Nov. 4.

HARTFORD, Conn. – The contest between Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Republican Tom Foley has generated a higher percentage of purely negative advertisements than any governor’s race in the country, according to a study by the Wesleyan Media Project.

The study, which was released Tuesday, found that 79.5 percent of the ads in Connecticut’s gubernatorial race were negative. Florida’s race followed closely with 79.2 percent of the ads being negative in message. Wisconsin had the third highest percentage of negative ads with 77.1 percent.

In a phone interview, Ronald Schurin, a political science professor at the University of Connecticut, said the prevalence of negative ads is likely a result of the close nature of the gubernatorial race. A Quinnipiac University poll released last week found Malloy and Foley deadlocked at 43 percent.

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One response to “CT governor’s race is now the most negative in the country”

  1. WOW just WOW

    Foley is a liar

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